Dog urination all winter kills grass
I live in Michigan about 30 miles north of Detroit. We had more snow than usual this winter and my aged dog (15 yrs) urinated in the same area all winter. The grass is all brown or yellow and dead, I think. I guess I'll have to dig it up and replace it with new sod. Last summer he used the same area but I guess because the lawn was active and flushed by rainfall it didn't seem to affect it. Will it come back or should I replace it?
You'll need to dig and replace that area of grass. Dog urine can do a lot of damage and the only remedy is to flush the area with water after the dog goes to the bathroom or just rake out the dead grass, add some fresh soil, and replant.
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