We often get asked, how to stop the dogs killing the lawn?

Bitch burn, also known as dog urine burn, is a common problem for lawns caused by the high concentration of nitrogen and salts in dog urine. These substances can damage and kill grass, leaving unsightly brown or yellow patches on your lawn. Here are some steps you can take to prevent or stop bitch burn on lawns:

  1. Water the affected area: Watering the area immediately after your dog has urinated can help dilute the urine and prevent it from causing damage to the grass. Use a hose to thoroughly water the area where your dog has gone potty.

  2. Train your dog to go in a designated area: Training your dog to go in a specific area of the garden, such as a designated spot with mulch or gravel, can prevent damage to your lawn.

  3. Limit your dog’s access to certain areas: You can create barriers or use fencing to keep your dog from accessing certain areas of your lawn. This can be especially helpful if you have a small lawn or a lot of foot traffic.

  4. Use a urine-resistant grass seed: Some grass varieties, such as fescue and perennial ryegrass, are more resistant to damage from dog urine. Consider using these grass varieties when planting or reseeding your lawn.

  5. Apply a our Happy Roots Treatment: Applying a soil amendment, such as gypsum or lime, can help neutralize the acidity in dog urine and prevent it from causing damage to the grass.

  6. Consider using a commercial product: There are also commercial products available, such as lawn repair sprays or supplements, that can help repair and prevent damage caused by dog urine on your lawn.

By following these steps, you can help prevent and stop bitch burn on your lawn caused by your furry friend’s urine.


If you have a question about anything mentioned, or would like some help with your lawn, please contact us via phone or email.