What can we do with our dog urine
(feces) damaged lawn?
Mistaya Land and
Water has a complete
program to fix dog urine damaged lawns. We can
even fix severely damaged lawns that
look like they are beyond repair.
What causes the dead spots
The damage is done by two
compounds in the urine, one is salt (sodium
Chloride) and the other excess Nitrogen from
Ammonia . There are other compounds in the urine
and feces that don't help much either like urea
and acidic byproducts, but it mainly the first
two items that cause the most damage if not
The salt crystals build up in
spots and cannot be washed away, once the
concentration reaches a certain point the soil
can no longer support plant life.
The excess nitrogen from the
ammonia can actually "burn" the grass by
overloading it like too much fertilizer can.
Our Dog Spot Remover uses a
combination of cutting edge ionic transfer
agents and natural minerals that will break down
the sodium chloride (salt) and allow it to
The excess nitrogen salts are
either dispersed or absorbed by a mineral
compound that will store it and release it a
slower rate to prevent burning. The toxic parts
can now be washed away with watering and the
soil is ready to support grass again.
Grass must be replanted at this
stage as it has been killed in the urine spots.
Please note that most urban lawns
are KBG (Kentucky blue grass) based. Almost all
sod is grown and cut from Kentucky blue grass (
KBG) because the roots form a shallow mass that
is easy to cut and roll up. Other grasses root
systems are deeper growing and will not permit
this as easily.
This is a problem because Kentucky
blue grass is very sensitive and cannot tolerate
salt. Replacing the sod is not the answer as the
problem will repeat itself. Dogs and sod based
lawns do work well together. Fescue based lawns
are much more tolerant of dogs. Eco grass is
The long term solution is to
replace the blue grass with hardier grass like
Eco Grass. Eco grass has a deep root system (up
to 14 inches compared to sod's 2-3 inches) and
is extremely drought and salt tolerant. An eco
grass lawn will stand up much better to pets and
require a lot less maintenance than blue grass
The good news is that we can
replace your existing sod based blue grass lawn
without digging it up. We'll explain this
process a bit more later in the article.
female dogs tend to cause more damage ?
Strangely enough, it's not a
difference in the chemical composition or
hormones etc. The habit of males dogs is to
scent mark a territory. The male dog in general
will "ration" a little squirt of pee for
numerous spots in the yard when relieving
himself to refresh his territory markers.
Female dogs will mostly just squat
in one spot and pee in a larger puddle, hence
the amount is greater in that one spot. This
concentrates the effect to specific locations
day after day until the level of salt and
ammonia in the soil reaches a level deadly to
How do we
fix the mess ?
Our program is straight
forward and we have many different solutions
that can fix your doggy damaged lawn. The
process is not a do it yourself program. We
use specialized equipment and products for the
There are many products on the
market claiming to fix dog spots. In fact we
used to sell one of our special blended products
direct to homeowners. Due to the fact that
we are correcting 2 types of built up soil
toxicity, dealing with dead thatch and roots
plus replacing the grass in the dead zones what
we found was that the process was too involved
and specialized for most homeowners to have good
success with and as a result we no longer offer
the product for DIY.
You can try and fix the spots
yourself with some of the products available in
stores , however don't be surprised if it does
not work very well. Most of the products contain
a calcium compound that is not very soluble. It
can take weeks or months to work and remove the
toxicity. In that time period the grass still
cannot grow. Mistaya Land can always fix the
lawn afterwards if your initial experimental
repairs fail. Our process works within hours and
as a result we can apply grass seed and get it
We feel we need to do the evaluation and
application professionally to insure good
results. Often times the issue with dog damage
is compounded by our clay soils here in Alberta
which can work against store bought dog damage
repair kits. Our process treats both the problem
spots and the entire sub surface UNDER the lawn.
Home dog spot repair kits end with
mismatched textures, colours and a strange
looking patchwork lawn. Our complete process
results in much better, even looking lawn
afterwards PLUS the grass species will be
changed over to a fescue blended lawn.
Maintenance after the repair is
simple, just use our liquid dog spot treatment
or sprinkle some of our organic Dog Spot Remover
over the areas your dog uses regularly (weekly,
biweekly or monthly) and then just water the
area with your hose to dilute and wash away the
dog damaged lawns
Have no fear, we can fix yards
that look like a testing ground for Agent Orange
...We can even fix the lawn without digging out
the old turf and top soil.
Mistaya's program starts with
treating the spots or the entire yard to remove
the salt, excess nitrogen and other toxins. The
next step of our our program involves adding the
organic soil amendments and laying a new layer
of our liquid soil matrix with eco grass seed
(or other) mixed in.
We can lay this liquid matrix
right over the existing damaged grass without
digging up the old lawn using our specialized
equipment. In about 2-3 weeks your lawn will
start to look like a brand new lawn. within a
year the old lawn will be replaced by the more
aggressive native species based eco grass. If at
this stage you wish to maintain a blue grass
lawn, we can reseed with blue grass.
The cost is a fraction of the cost
required to remove the old turf and soil, then
replace it all over again.
Eco Grass is naturally much more
salt tolerant than sod based lawns (blue grass),
which means your new lawn will not be as
susceptible to dog spots ever again. A Eco grass
turf lawn is every bit as nice as a blue grass
lawn, it is lush and a deep green, but much
easier to care for than a sod based lawn.
To maintain the repaired lawn and
prevent the dead spots from returning, you just
need to sprinkle a cup or two of some granular
or liquid Dog Spot Remover regularly over the
summer and even winter in the places your dog
frequents the most .
Best Time to Treat
We can do this process any time
from late April until September. However the
best time is early spring. Most dog damage
occurs AFTER winter snow melts. In many yards
dog urine builds up over the winter and a huge
concentration of frozen urine is released all at
once into the grass. The grass is dormant and
weak in the spring before green up and this huge
quantity of urine can be lethal.
If we treat the yard in the
spring, we can often catch a lot of the toxicity
and remove it before it does permanent damage. Your dog can access
the yard even after we apply the product.
The application forms a mat like layer over the
grass and soil that can withstand a certain
amount of abuse and traffic. We can talk about
this when we consult on your lawn.
Other Considerations :
This treatment will provide a number of
other benefits to your lawn as the process
will treat your clay based soil at the same
time. The dog damage treatment is similar to
Doctor clay soil treatment as both
use ionic transfer to repair the problems in
the soil and render it both fertile and less
will be softer and retain more water after the
treatment. You will find your lawn requires a
lot less watering and fertilizing after
treatment as well.
This is a huge bonus as the treated lawn
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