Do you let your doodles pee anywhere on the lawn or do you have a designated spot that they use (i.e. rock area)? Does their pee kill the grass? I guess my question is where do you let your doodle do their business?
i wish we had a yard. sigh. but - i can attest to the fact that dog urine kills grass b/c the little dog park down the block has several yellow patches where they all pee (attracted to those spots by smell). the rest of the park is lush and green. also, there is a little tree in front of the house with weeds growing around it. shaia peed on it every day for many weeks and the weeds went yellow and died.
I ask, because I've noticed a few brown patches on our lawn around where Puddles' pees and wasn't sure if he was causing it. Our sod is less than 2 years old and was a little pricey so we want to keep it looking nice, if we can. We've talked about creating a designated spot on the side of the house with landscaping stones for a potty place, but I wasn't sure if he pees in one spot, if it will get really stinky on stones. I wonder if bark mulch would be better. Does anyone have an opinion on the matter?
it's the nitrogen in dog urine that causes the yellow spots. nitrogen is a fertilizer, but too much and the grass will die. it's the 'first thing in the morning' pee that does the most damage, because that's when the urine (and hence the nitrogen) is the most concentrated.