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Your pet is face level with your lawn and everything you put on it. Here’s what you can do to protect your pet’s health and still have a beautiful lawn.

Pets enjoy playing on the lawn as much as their owners enjoy their lawns’ beauty. Pets see the lawn as their playground where they can run and roll on their backs. Because of the chemical treatments, you perform on your lawn, your pets can absorb or inhale whatever is applied to your grass and may have some adverse reactions to them. Small doses of Nitrogen are good for your lawn but applying too much can kill your lawn and harm your pet as well.

There are other factors that can risk the lives of your pets, so in order to protect your most cherished animal and at the same time still have an attractive, green, and healthy lawn, here are some of the things you can do.

Construct a non-grassy separate area in your lawn for your pets, big enough for them where they can freely play around. A designated area for your pets can prevent them from being harmed and can avoid your lawn from having brown and ugly spots. For instance, an artificial, mulched or gravel turf area in your lawn can make it pee-proof, if you train your pet to use that newly built exclusive area for them.

Watering your lawn immediately after your pet has done its usual business can help in diluting the nitrogen. Directing the hose over the affected spot for around 10 seconds can help in reducing the possibility of nitrogen killing your grass. Just to be sure, train your pet to drink more water, as this can internally dilute and weaken the nitrogen.

Plant the right type of grass on your lawn. Ryegrass and fescue are the most resistant and unaffected by nitrogen because of the genetic makeup of their roots. Kentucky and Bermuda bluegrass both require nitrogen to grow, however, they are very sensitive to the season they get fertilized.

Applying less fertilizer will help in reducing the possibility of brown spots in your lawn, particularly in those areas that your pet, especially your dog, urinates on. Even if you apply small doses of fertilizer on your lawn, it can have enough nitrogen to destroy the grass and even more in combination with your dog’s pee. If you need to fertilize, do it outside of your pets’ peeing boundary.

Seek professional help by hiring lawn care services. They are more experienced and skilled in dealing with these kind of issues. They have sufficient training in keeping your lawn healthy and green, while protecting the health of your pets. They always consider the protection of your family and your pets when they perform their lawn care and maintenance tasks.