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What Is Dogonit Lawn Repair Treatment?

Dogonit lawn repair treatment is a preventative treatment for urine burns. It contains enzymes, plant acids, and saponins. Dogonit works by flushing the nitrogen salts from the grassroots and stimulates root growth.

It does this by loosening the compacted soil and letting in air, water, and plant nutrients.

What Dogonit Isn’t

Dogonit isn’t a cure for already burned grass. If your grass has already died, you have to plant new seeds.

It’s also not a dog repellent. For that, read this article.

How to use Dogonit lawn repair treatment

Using dogonit lawn repair treatment is easy. Spray the treatment to the dog urine spots, then flush with water to get the treatment as deep into the soil as possible.

For best results, apply the first treatment as soon as the dog pees.

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Can you dilute dog urine with water?

Yes, you can do it. A study by Dr. A.W Allard showed that if you soak a urine patch within 8 hours using three times the urine volume, the nitrogen in the dog urine spots will act as a fertilizer.

After 8 hours, the spot will begin to burn, and if you don’t water it within 12 hours, you will have a lawn burn.

To avoid this, immediately use a garden hose to rinse off the area after the dog has peed.

While water is effective, it’s insufficient to soak all the nitrogen salts, so use water with Dogonit.

Increasing the dog’s water intake will also come in handy in reducing the nitrogen concentration in dog urine.

A great way to do it is to feed your dog wet food. While this might be more expensive, and the dog will urinate more often, the benefits may outweigh the inconvenience.

Will Baking Soda Prevent Dog Urine damage?

Baking soda is the go-to solution for everything.

Got yellowing teeth? “Use baking soda.” Got heartburn? “Nimble some baking soda.” Got dog urine on your lawn? “Use baking soda.” But is baking soda as effective as it’s presented?

It might work at whitening teeth and getting rid of heartburns, but it won’t neutralize dog urine.

Nitrogen burns happen due to high nitrogen content in dog urine. And to reverse this, the baking soda has to neutralize the nitrogen in the urine.

Can baking soda do this? Absolutely not, as it’s a salt (sodium bicarbonate).

Baking soda won’t protect your grass against dog urine damage. In fact, it will cause more harm as most grasses don’t react well to it.

For peace of mind, leave baking soda for the work it’s intended for—baking.

What about giving your dog a diet rich in apple cider, tomato juice, and vitamin C. Will it help?

The idea behind this is that you have a lawn burn due to the high acidic levels of dog urine.

Due to this, people have the notion that by giving their dogs dog food containing apple cider vinegar, tomato juice, and vitamin C, they will raise the dog’s urine pH and, as a consequence, prevent urine burns.

There is nothing as misleading as this. We all know that the urine spots aren’t due to the urine pH but rather the high nitrogen content in urine.

So, like baking soda, changing your dog’s food doesn’t address the real reason for the nitrogen burn — high nitrogen concentration in the dog’s urine.

So there is no way feeding your dog these foods will prevent dog urine spots on your lawn.

Do dog rocks work?

Dog rocks are advertised as the optimal solution to grass burns. While they might work, be cautious when using them, as they can be dangerous, especially if altering the dog’s urine pH.

Before you give your dog these rocks or any other supplements, first talk to your veterinarian.
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What if the grass is already dead?

As mentioned above, if the brown grass is already dead, you have no way out other than to plant a new one.

Begin removing the salts from the affected dog urine spots as no grass seed will grow in an area with high nitrogen salts.

Use a garden bandit or rake to scrape up the dead grass, then apply a salt stopper and water it.

The soil stopper is gypsum-based and takes the damaging nitrogen salts from the grassroots and shoots them into the soil.

After doing this, take the grass seeds and make a grass seed sandwich. To do this, sprinkle the first layer of soil on the ground to give your grass seed a base.

Follow up by applying grass seed, then complete your sandwich by applying another layer of soil.

For best results, add compost that will add nutrients to the soil, so your grass grows healthy.

Do some light watering to provide the soil with some moisture and, at the same time, ensure the grass seed is nicely embedded into the soil, so birds don’t feed on it or is blown away by the wind.

For the grass to germinate, give it a light sprinkle every day until it germinates. You can fertilize your grass as you are planting but use a middle number fertilizer.

Avoid fertilizer with a high first number as it might burn your grass.

One of the best fertilizers you can use is the Scotts Turf starter. It’s a slow-release and will last for a long time, so you won’t have to re-fertilize your lawn once the grass germinates.

Keeping the dog out of your lawn.

The easiest way to prevent brown spots on your lawn is to keep your dog out of your yard. Simply build a fence around the areas of your lawn you don’t want the dog to access.

You should note that while the fence might work with the dog, it might not keep out cats and other smaller animals, so chances are you will still have yellow urine spots on the lawn even without the dog going there.

To minimize these lawn burn spots, make it a habit to water your lawn daily. You can also install special animal deterrents such as Orbit 62100.

When using these deterrents, be cautious, so you don’t hurt or kill the animals. Remember, the motive is to keep the animals off your lawn. Not to harm them.

Reduce the portion damaged by dog urine

If you can’t completely keep him out, at least ensure he doesn’t urinate on your yard the first thing in the morning, as the urine at this time tends to contain the highest amounts of nitrogen.

The dog can urinate on the grass during the day after taking water as the urine is diluted, hence less likely to hurt your lawn.

Train your dog to pee in one area to reduce the portion of your lawn damaged by dog urine. If possible, fence this section so your dog only goes to only this one area.

To hide the area, camouflage it with plants such as tall grasses or low bushes so it’s less visible from other parts of your yard.

Don’t want the grass in this area to dry out? Plant urine-resistant cover such as clover, seeding rye, or fescue grass.

If you don’t like how the plant cover looks, opt for a plant-free dog peeing area. Place bark or stone mulch in the area.

When placing the stones, ensure their size and texture are ideal for the dog to walk comfortably.

Avoid sharp or rough edges as they damage the dog’s paws or be so uncomfortable that the dog won’t want to go there.

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