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Urine burns in lawn

We have a male black Lab and a relatively small back yard with a sod lawn that is now two years old. Continued use has left yellow urine burns in the lawn which seem to eventually die. We are renting and need to keep the lawn looking as nice as possible--we'd want to anyway.
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Sprinkle powdered gypsum on the yellow spots. It's inexpensive and available at garden centers. When it rains, the powdered gypsum will help to flush the urine down through the soil profile. Patch the dead spots by sprinkling a handful of grass seed in each. Store leftover grass seed in your refrigerator so it'll sprout quickly when sown in the lawn.

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