A Nifty So­lu­tion to Yel­low Spots On Your Lawn

Just place these rocks in your dog’s wa­ter dish—it ac­tu­ally works!

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The cause: Grass needs a very del­i­cate pH bal­ance to flour­ish so a change in acid­ity can lead to un­sightly lawn burn. Dogs of­fer ex­actly that—due to their high-pro­tein diet, dog pee con­tains ni­tro­gen and is slightly acidic. When they re­lieve them­selves on the same spot on the lawn over and over again (dogs are def­i­nitely crea­tures of habit), the lawn in that area will turn brown and die. The so­lu­tion: Turns out there’s an in­ge­nious, easy, nat­u­ral so­lu­tion that ac­tu­ally works and is good for your dog. A com­pany called Dog Rocks makes a prod­uct that fil­ters your dog’s wa­ter and stops the lawn burn. Made from nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring para­m­ag­netic ig­neous rock that has been mined in Aus­tralia for over ten years, the rocks, when placed in your dog’s wa­ter bowl, fil­ter im­pu­ri­ties such as tin, ni­tro­gen, and urea from the wa­ter. This means your dogs will take in fewer ni­trates, thus pass­ing less onto your lawn when they uri­nate. Dog Rocks are chem­i­cal-free and don’t change the pH of your dog’s urine. Sim­ply re­place the rocks ev­ery two months to help elim­i­nate lawn burn and keep your yard spring ready! Neat, right?

THREE OTHER TIPS THAT CAN HELP IN­CLUDE: 1. Wa­ter your lawn!

Ob­vi­ously wa­ter­ing the grass is al­ways help­ful but by wa­ter­ing after and where your dog “goes” you can help elim­i­nate the burn. Tar­get the ar­eas your dog goes the most and pay them spe­cial at­ten­tion. You can even ‘spot-clean’ that area with a wa­ter­ing can right after they uri­nate to help di­lute the pee and ni­tro­gen con­cen­tra­tion.

2. Wa­ter your dog!

A hy­drated dog has a lower con­cen­tra­tion of ni­tro­gen in her urine, de­creas­ing the risk of lawn burn.

3. There are di­etary sup­ple­ments out there specif­i­cally for­mu­lated to tar­get your dog’s uri­nary tract health.

Try Cran­i­mals Uri­nary Tract sup­ple­ment; it uses cran­berry ex­tract to nat­u­rally lower urine pH and pre­vent re­cur­rent UTIs. Bonus: it can help your lawn, too!

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