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by the weed on April 20, 2004 11:38 AM
i have a lawn that has more patches than grass if you know what i mean and i just wanted to know whats the best way to go about repairing it.

the prob is i have a dog and i cant seem to stop him from weeing on the you think the soil is no good because of this?or should i re-turf?
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by obywan59 on April 20, 2004 06:23 PM
You can overseed the yard. Just use a garden rake (or even a tiller set at shallow depth) to loosen up the soil surface in the patches, then spread grass seed, lightly rake it in, cover with straw and keep it watered.

I don't think there's much you can do about the dog though.

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by the weed on April 21, 2004 11:13 AM
cheers i shall give it a go.

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by write2rellie on April 21, 2004 05:47 PM
we give our dogs chewable pills called "grass-saver" it changes the acidity of their urine. I've also heard tomato juice will work and not sure what else.

Some other tips: water the area right after the dog urinates, it dilutes it. don't let the soil get too dry.

FYI, female dogs seem to do more damage.

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