Can I have a dog and a great lawn?
Here at Dunedin Lawn Mowing we love dogs. Just about as much as we love a good looking lawn. But can you really have both?
Normally, there not many drawbacks to owning a dog. They provide unconditional love, companionship, and even protection; they become family members and hold a proverbial seat at the table. However, the green lawn sings a different tune—a sad one at that. Ugly, brown spots in the lawn are actually associated with the loving creature’s bodily function, #1. It may be news to most that these spots are actually caused by Nitrogen, not by the perceived “acid” in dog urine; the waste is due to protein breakdown of the diet. Since dog diets are high in protein, there will always be high levels of Nitrogen—similar to Nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizers purchased at the local Seed & Feed store. Small amounts of Nitrogen are good, but too much will kill the lawn. [Read more…]