You’re walking around your backyard and, BAM, you stumble across a cluster of yellow or white spots. While it could be another furry creature’s doing, odds are you’ve just found your pup’s go-to pee area!
If this sounds like a familiar tale, we’ve got you covered. These spots are easy to get rid of, but first let’s get into why they’re even happening in the first place.
Those yellow spots are caused by Fido’s kidneys removing excess nitrogen from the body and passing it on as a waste product in his pee. The nitrogen in the urine then reacts with the soil and dehydrates the grass, causing it to turn yellow. Oddly enough, you might even notice that the dead grass is surrounded by a very green ring. This is due to the fertilizing effects that lower concentrations of nitrogen have and the green ring is a dead giveaway that Fido’s the culprit behind the spot vs. a lawn fungus.
Another easy way to “spot” (yep, we went there) the difference between a lawn fungus and pee spot is to simply pull up the grass in the middle of the circle. If it comes up easily, then it’s a fungus. However, if it stays firm, then you have Fido to thank for that one.
Preventing your lawn from becoming Spotsville, USA, is fairly easy! One simple way is to spray your pup’s pee spot with water right after the deed is done. By diluting the pee daily with this method, you’ll help reduce the doggie damage. Want more tips? Check out more prevention techniques here.
Debunking Spot's Spots
No matter your dog’s gender, pee spots are pretty much inevitable. However, eliminating them is as easy and quick as spraying UnMark™ onto the spot and waiting an hour before resuming fetch.