Lawn care is one thing, but lawn care when you’ve got a canine companion is another. While we love lawns for their looks, dogs love them as a place to frolic, burn off energy, and flop down on a hot day. Below are some handy tips that will help to keep both your lawn and your furry friend happy and healthy.
Handle The Damage A Dog Can Do To Your Lawn
The salt in dog urine can do damage to lawns. It can cause brown spots ringed by dark green wild grass. Mowing your lawn at a high height can help to lessen the effect, and flushing any areas your dog has peed with water as soon as you can also helps. If a spot is quite damaged, it will need to be repaired. This can be done with reseeding and patching with sod. There are several products which can be used, however, training your dog to go in a mulched area rather than on random spots of your lawn will be the most highly effective way to protect your lawn.
Feed Your Lawn Recommended Amounts
Make feeding your lawn at regular intervals a key part of your lawn care. For most grasses, 4 times a year is a good amount to create some thick strong turf that can stand up to even the most enthusiastic pup. While you may think that more is more, doing more than this on most types of grass won’t actually do anything for your lawn at all. Be sure to follow package directions when applying fertilizer and other lawn products.
Don’t Worry If Your Dog Eats Grass
Almost every dog eats grass and vomits it back up at one point or another. Do not be alarmed if this happens to your furry friend.
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