My lawn is going to the dogs, what can I do?

black and white dog sitting on lawn with tennis ball
Photo credit: Lynn Friedman
Q:

What can I do to neutralize the ground so grass can grow after dog urine destroys it.  

- Deschutes County, Oregon
A:

Hi, Dog urine is high in nitrogen and salts. The best management option is to water the areas down as soon as possible to dilute the salt concentration. Here is some additional information on managing these areas.

Additionally, if the dog can be trained to use one area (I know this can be challenging!).

Amy Jo Detweiler
Horticulture Faculty
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