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Yellow spots on the lawn remedies???

Does anyone have any home remedies for the prevention of yellow spots on the lawn? I'm noticing yellow spots from the dogs urine. Anything to do to prevent this from happening? Thanks.
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The yellow spots are from the nitrogen in dogs' urine. The only ways to prevent yellow spots are (1) make sure the dog's urine is diluted, either through drinking lots and lots of water or observing your dog when he pees and pouring water over the spot, or (2) getting a super-resistant and very fast growing grass like St. Augustine. With fast growing fescues, you'll still get the yellow spots, but the grass will regrow fast enough that they aren't permanent. Also, if you keep your lawn fertilized with lots of nitrogen, it renders it more susceptible to yellow or brown spots from the pee, as it's the additional nitrogen in the pee that causes the burning. Another solution is having enough space that your dog doesn't pee in the same spots all the time. Female dogs cause more brown spots because they pee closer to the ground, so it's more concentrated in a single spot.

It's a challenge, no matter what. Often we have to choose between having dogs and having beautiful lawns. It's hard to have both.
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Thank you. That all makes total sense now. We have new sod and so I'm thinking it has been fertilized a ton. Also, he's a male puppy who has not yet begun lifting his leg. Guess I'm going to be watering the lawn a lot from now on!!!
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pick a pee-zone and live with brown spots in that one area...
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We have a few brown spots that occurred over the winter. Now, I open the gate and let her pee in the park! Problem solved.
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Wait....you have a lawn?? Oh please, tell me what it's like. I have forgotten.
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ROFL, Joyce.
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Wait....you have a lawn?? Oh please, tell me what it's like. I have forgotten.
Don't worry, Joyce. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Think of all the time and effort you save by not being a slave to the lawnmower!
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