Peed off.

November 1st, 2012 · 79 comments

Writes Jenny in San Diego: “There are four of these identical laminated signs posted at face height around the tiny front lawn of a house in my neighborhood. The lawn actually would look fine if it weren’t for the rude signs.”

Keep your bitches from urinating on the lawn. They are killing the grass.

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79 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Ely North

    Bitches didn’t pee on that lawn.

    I did.

    Nov 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   SirenS

    Truly, “lawn” and “grass” each deserve their own

    line.

    Nov 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Goldie

      Depends, what grass is he talking about? This *is* California, you know.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 6:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Goldie

      *8s*: stupid phone

      Nov 2, 2012 at 6:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   The Elf

      I don’t think he’s want that kind of grass peed on either.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 11:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   joshua

    The world is my urinal.

    Nov 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   shwo! bang

    Notewriter has 100 problems.

    Nov 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   H for Toy

      Once again, shwo!, you make me wish I could thumb you more than once.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   El Jefe

      This is the best comment I’ve seen on any thread of any kind in at least 3 months. Genius on so many levels. I’m sure most people are absolutely clueless.

      Nov 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Trekkie Gal

    I don’t think the signs are rude. Big dead spots in the grass look like crap. I’d be pissed if I was the homeowner too!

    Nov 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   shwo! bang

      No, crap would look like a small brown pile on the grass.

      Nov 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm   rating: 55  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Vulpis

      I thought it was the lawn that was pissed…if they got the homeowner too, that’s a whole different complaint…

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:02 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   raichu

      The irony, though, is that the signs themselves make the lawn look awful.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 11:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   jdaniel

      I guess the note writer didn’t opt for the Peed On Lawn Rider to their homeowner’s insurance policy.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   juju-skittles

    Looks more like astro turf. Or perhaps it’s lawn grubs. Or UFO markings. Or remnants from a gypsy campsite. Perhaps he made the markings himself, inadvertently, by leaving rocks on his lawn, then rolling them away. Or a million other things that are more interesting. Where’s your imagination?

    Nov 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   SeeYouInTea

    I don’t know much about dogs (never had a pet besides a fish), but is their piss that acidic to “bleach” the grass?

    Nov 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   lucy

      Yes.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 1:46 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Elaine

      Unspayed females’ urine will turn a lawn yellow, yes.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:24 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   JoDa

      Elf, I carry a water bottle with me. If he lets anything more than a few drops loose on someone else’s lawn, I squirt it down before moving on. He’s burned enough dead spots in my lawn that I know the damage his piss can do. A little water dilutes it enough to not kill the grass. As considerate as scooping the poop, with little extra effort.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   JoDa

      Hm…that was supposed to be a reply to comment 8…oh well.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   The Elf

      JoDa, you are my new her0.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 7:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Sandy

    Female dog urine will definitely burn up the lawn…I only learned this when I got my first female dog…I don’t think the signs are rude at all…I think people who allow their dogs to poop and pee on other people’s lawns are rude.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 1:23 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Hopea

      This. There’s a small forest, with walking paths and all, not 50 meters from where I live. Yet people let their dogs do their business on our lawn.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 1:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Goldie

      They are dogs, not racehorses. It’s not like they release gallons of piss on each lawn they walk past. Most likely they “do their business” on their own lawn when they leave home, and then mark other lawns, trees etc with a couple drops each. Otherwise, there’d be no grass left anywhere by now. Disclaimer, I keep my dog away from people’s lawns, because I don’t feel like explaining these things to paranoid home owners.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:01 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Alice

      It doesn’t matter if they don’t drop “gallons”. It’s both disgusting and unsightly, and rude when it’s a stranger’s dog.

      You OUGHT to keep your dog out of people’s yards because it’s your responsibility.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:54 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   The Elf

      I don’t like dog pee either, but I’m really not sure what you can do to prevent it. It’s not like poop, that can be scooped up. Of course, you can hang around your own yard until your dog pees, but that implies that you have a yard. And that your dog will let loose every drop at once and won’t save some for that special tree he likes.

      Dog owners, any suggestions? I’m kind of at a loss. No one wants dead grass.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 11:24 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   redheadwglasses

      Don’t want a walking dog on a leash to pee on your yard? DOn’t live in town. I had a dog for 12 years and there’s no way you’re gonna stop dogs from peeing — and they will pee where they smell other pee. “I was here, too!” they’re telling other dogs. I also had a fenced yard, and never had a burn spot, so I think a lot of it is based on the dog’s diet.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Rattus

      People really need to keep their dogs inside.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   Kore

      We have a park nearby, and when I walk my dog I make him walk in the gutter next to the curb until we get to the park. He can pee to his heart’s (bladder’s?) content at the park. When I walk him back through the neighborhood he still lifts his leg but the tank is empty. And he gets to sniff around the edges of the lawns.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   shepd

      There’s not a lot you can do unless your city lets you put up a fence. Few cities will let you put up a BIG fence in the front yard, but most have no problem with a knee high (sometimes even waist high) fence that is easy to see through.

      Yes, many dogs can jump over it. If they do, that’s obviously wrong and it’s time the dog owner get bitch-slapped. ;-)

      Nov 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   Vulpis

      Awww…well that ruins the comment I was about to make, that I thought it was the *male* dogs that made those kinds of markings, not the ‘bitches’.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 9:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.10   Jamie

      All of this is why I don’t have a dog.

      I do let my /cat outdoors though….

      Nov 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Polergeist

    I especially like how the notewriter felt that everybody reading the sign would be too stupid to take a peak at the lawn themselves to observe the evidence, so they took pictures of the lawn and placed them around the lawn.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 2:46 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Kwyjor

      Au contraire: The submitter thonself stated “[t]he lawn actually would look fine”, suggesting that yes, the casual observer requires a visual aid in order to be properly appraised of the damage.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 9:48 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Alice

      Maybe I’m weird, but if I learned that a stranger’s yard had dying grass, my first inclination wouldn’t be to stick my head over the fence and examine it. It’d be to go “poor fella” and walk away.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Poltergeist

      First of all
      *peek

      Second of all, yes, if somebody felt the need to post 4 signs around their yard in order to inform the neighborhood of their lawn damage, I would be tempted to glance at the yard directly behind the sign out of curiosity.

      Nov 4, 2012 at 11:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Stan Brown

    My sympathies are with the homeowner.

    Dog owners seem to feel that the world should be rearranged to suit their pets, with no need for the owner to take any responsibility. Why don’t they take their dogs to destroy their own damn lawns?

    Nov 2, 2012 at 7:53 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Alice

      *SOME dog owners

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   havingfitz

    Somewhere in CA, a pimp has noticed this sign and is currently berating his employees for their unhygienic actions.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 8:12 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Thunder McKing

      That’s the real difference between a prostitute and an escort.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 10:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   The Elf

      They need to learn to only do that when the customer pays for it.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 11:19 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   DaveGI

      Bitches be trippin’.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Alice

    Whether it “looked fine” to you or not, it obviously didn’t to him. Hopefully the signs have attracted some attention from careless dog owners– piddle spots are HORRIBLE.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 10:50 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   raichu

    I understand the note writer’s upset, but they really just made their lawn look worse. Also, calling every one else’s dog a “bitch” was not a good move and personally it would not make me very inclined to cooperate (I love my dog something fierce. She prefers to use the bathroom in our own yard, though)

    Nov 2, 2012 at 11:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Dan

      If prior comments are to be believed, its pee from un-spayed female dogs that causes this problem, so the terminology is apparently correct.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Adriana

    I live in a high rise that only allows cats. The one next door allows dogs, too, though. Even though the building set up designated enclosed spaces with a baggy dispenser, I am still walking through piles of smashed dog crap and puddles of dog piss whenever I go past on the sidewalk. I should also mention that there’s a big park less than a block away. Dog owners, I know your dogs can’t help themselves, but you can. Don’t let them walk onto another’s lawn in the first place. If they shit on the sidewalk, PICK IT UP.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   JoDa

      Every dog I know prefers to do their business on the grass. It’s nature or something. I mean, if my dog REALLY has to go, he might do it on the sidewalk, but otherwise he goes into the grass. Your grass is not so damn precious that letting my dog wander a foot off the sidewalk will kill you. Not only do I scoop (which is just reasonable), but as I mentioned above, I squirt pee down with water to prevent damage. If you don’t want anyone or anything walking into your yard, put up a fence. But good luck getting feral cats, squirrels, and all manor of other wildlife to stop at the fence…

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   lee

      Puddles of pee on the footpath? Really? Huh. That sucks. And I HATE the people who don’t pick up their dog’s poop- give the rest of us a bad name.

      Our dog absolutely refuses to pee on anything except grass (well and carpet, when she was a puppy, good times!).

      Which is a pain in the ass when you are on you’re on a road trip and its the red sandy outback and there is no grass. Took 10 minutes to convince her that a scrappy dried out weed was as good as it was going to get. At the beach, she’ll settle for a scrap of seaweed.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   shepd

      Your dog is not so damn precious that you need it in the city. Keep it in the country where it belongs or make it a guard dog and have it shit/piss up your own lawn.

      See, we can both play that game, the difference is that lawns aren’t optional in the city (well, most cities require them) but dogs ARE. Unless yours is a seeing eye dog, in which case, tell us beforehand.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   JoDa

      Again, a fence IS an option (hey, look what’s in MY yard!). So is moving to a place with no neighbors within a mile of you, so you don’t have to deal with them or their pets and can have a pristine lawn uninhibited by my dog, seeds of weeds from neighbors who don’t take care of their lawns blowing in, or the drunks who just whip it out and piss wherever they feel like it. Humans have domesticated animals for millennia, for companionship, protection, and work. I exercise common courtesy…if you choose NOT to do the same, build yourself a wall or GTFO. And lawns are TOTALLY optional. You could mulch and plant bushes (hey, that’s what my front yard and the borders of the back yard look like!), which would not be damaged by any of the nasty things the city has to offer, or, in most places, just concrete it over if it’s too much work. I’m incredibly sick of the attitude that people should live in a CITY without giving even an inch of courtesy to the people who live WITH THEM in that city. If you want to live uninterrupted by noise, cars, dogs, etc., I’ve heard there’s a lot of great real estate in Wyoming where you’ll never see another human being unless you choose to.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   shepd

      In my city, the one beside it, and the one beside that one, and so on (almost everywhere in this province that has a decently sized population) the law stipulates you must have grass, and how much of it. The law also states how tall fences must be and where they are allowed, and goes to great lengths to include “natural” fences such as shrubs.

      Granted, VERY short fences (knee high) are allowed within a foot or two of the sidewalk in my city, HOWEVER, many cities have ordinances not just on the height and visual screening of fences, but also how close they may be the the sidewalk. If you wanted to build a fence a dog can’t just jump over here, it must be inset so far that in the case of my property, it would cut off 70% of my front lawn and I’d be able to touch the fence from my front doorstep.

      Frankly, I’d be happy to get rid of all those laws and just put in a sprinkler system that sprays citronella whenever a four legged animal trespasses, but I figure you’d hate that too. And sadly, that’s why we have so many laws, and that’s why you can’t have dogs pissing/shitting on people’s lawns and nobody can be happy.

      Nov 4, 2012 at 1:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Trish

      JoDa, don’t be surprised if the next time your dog pisses in a yard if someone pelts it with a super soaker. Sure, dogs pee. Sure, they crap. But if you don’t think dead grass is a big deal, let them do it in your yard, then take them for a walk. It’s rude to just decide someone else who has chosen NOT to have a dog should deal with the destruction of their literal shit.

      Nov 4, 2012 at 9:46 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   Jean

      @JoDa It really comes down to pet owners allowing their pets to use lawn or space that isn’t theirs. If there is a public park (or even better a dog park) nearby why would people ever let their pets pee on someone else’s property. Using someone else property without their permission is always rude, regardless of whether you live in the city, a suburb or the country.

      Nov 4, 2012 at 10:44 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Ace of Space

    My dog is an outdoor dog.

    Nov 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Dane Zeller

    My dog regularly pees in other peoples’ lawns. Wait, we live by a wheat field. Mysterious crop designs have been sighted there. You don’t suppose…no…it couldn’t be…Ralph, my yellow lab!

    Nov 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Vulpis

    My solution to the whole cat/dog problem? Buy a snake. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one of them ruining a lawn, or keeping the neghborhood up at night by yowling, barking, and/or f***ing. A Boa or a Burmese Python, while lovely are probably a poor choice since they grow to a size that requires you to keep mice and/or rabbits as well (then again, if they get loose they could ‘solve’ the problem of that really noisy chihuahua next door…), but something like the Hognose would be great– they don’t grow too large, have an adorable little upturned nose, hood like a cobra despite being a constrictor, and have this amusing inability to properly ‘play dead’ (it will flip on it’s back…and if you turn it right-side up, it’ll promptly turn right over again). Spending an afternoon with a smaller snake curled up quietly around your arm using it as a tree branch, half-dozing while you read is surprisingly relaxing.

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Who passed out the Haterade?

      My solution to the whole cat/dog problem? Buy a snake.

      I’m glad that didn’t go in the direction I was afraid of. (^_^);

      More seriously, kudos on finding your own way to enjoy the company of an animal without bothering others.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   kermit

      There are plenty of stories of snakes keeping up the neighbors – usually because some idiot thinks it’s a good idea for him to own something venomous and Python-sized that inevitably escapes its enclosure and wanders around the neighborhood freaking people out.

      And while I’m sure some snakes can be cute and cuddly, I’m personally wary of anything that can strangle me while I sleep. Being bitten or scratched, I can handle if it doesn’t require stitches. Being strangled or squeezed just a little too tight? No way. I’d rather settle for a chameleon or a gecko instead.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Rattus

      You’re wary of anything that can strangle you in your sleep, I’m wary of anything that I can’t strangle in my sleep. You and I had best not partner up then.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   kermit

      My problem with keeping snakes as pets is that they seem to show no emotions at all. At least with a dog or a cat you know when they’re pissed at you or pleased with you. With snakes (or reptiles in general), how can you tell?

      Nov 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   The Elf

      I’ve had pet snakes. Good pets, not the best animal companions.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Vulpis

      Wish I could afford to own and care for a snake, actually. And kermit, I half agree with you–keeping a *poisonous* animal..whether it be snake, scorpion, spider, or something else is a *very* poor idea. As for strangling…part of the reason I suggested the hognose, because it’s pretty small (grass-snakes and the like are even less threatening, and eat insects, but that small diameter also means that they’re *quick* little buggers that can slide out of your hands and go exploring your house before you can blink.) The reason I know about snakes being nice pets is due to someone I used to know who owned quite a few snakes–including a rather young boa (only about a half-inch diameter)…and a couple of Burmese pythons as big around as my leg who ate *rabbits*. *Those* were pretty obviously a potential problem if they decided to get playful, especially if someone carries them in a way that makes it easy *to* wrap around your neck in the first place.
      As for telling if they’re happy…snakes don’t need a lot of emotional attention and interaction like cats and dogs do. If you’re making like a warm, slightly squishy tree and not being a hazard to them, they’re happy. :-)

      Nov 4, 2012 at 11:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   t-rex

    If the owner didn’t treat his lawn too so many chemicals, a little dog urine wouldn’t hurt it. Seriously, owner, you need to stop using so much fertilizer. That is why the urine is killing your grass.

    Nov 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   kermit

      Urine kills grass because urine is acidic. Some fertilizers do change the pH level of the soil. Nothing is ever going to change the fact that there’ll be a burn spot on your lawn when a dog or cat relieves itself there.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Alice

      Um, I don’t think chemicals or fertilizer make a difference. My family used to have a dog (who peed in our own yard; walks were just for exercise), and she left spots all the time when she peed. We didn’t use anything on that yard.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Rattus

      Yeah, I have a friend who puts nothing on his lawn but dog urine, and it looks like a topographical map of the moon.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   InternetFisticuffs

      It’s the nitrogen in the urine, not the acid. The funny thing is a little piss will actually help the lawn grow because nitrogen is a key component in fertilizers. Quick release fertilizers utilize a lot of it usually in liquid form. Too much nitrogen burns the lawn, though. Maybe that is why some people are referring to how much fertilizer this guy uses.

      BTW, dog owners, there is a supplement you can give your dog that supposedly neutralizes the nitrogen in your dogs urine. I don’t know the efficacy of it. My dog doesn’t seem to have enough nitrogen in his urine to ruin our lawn and he pees on it on the regular.

      Nov 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   t-rex

    My dog never left a single spot, neither do the neighbor hood cats hunting mice between the raised garden beds. (Those cats have left other fecal presents as well.)

    I still think it’s up to the owner to see how they are treating the grass, and determine what kind of grass was planted. Some grasses are just weaklings that deserve to die. Darwinism at its finest in the grass world.

    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   anotherfool

    I’ve read that if you feed your dog tomato juice, its pee won’t be that acidic. While this makes no sense to me, I thought I’d pass it along.

    I’m all for pet owner responsibility, and off-leash dogs in town drive me bonkers, but lawns are an ecological scourge. Down with lawns! Don’t make me drink your carcinogenic lawn chemicals; don’t run your noisy mower all the time, put in native and interesting plants, and let the poor leaves sit there all winter–they’re trying to fertilize your lawn, so leave them be.

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   kermit

      Yeah! Also, get a goat or a cow to munch on the lawn, if you want it trimmed.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Omnivore

      A quick and genuine question – aren’t tomatoes toxic to dogs?

      Nov 5, 2012 at 1:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   kermit

      PetPoisonHelpline dot com says no. It’s toxic if they forcefully ingest a lot of them, but if it eats a tomato on its own, nothing bad will happen.

      Tomatoes are acidic, and I agree that it doesn’t make sense to feed them tomato juice if you want to decrease the acid in their urine. It’s just how their body chemistry is and I don’t think you can do anything to change it.

      Nov 5, 2012 at 2:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   redheadwglasses

      Leaves benefit your lawn only if they’re mulched. As complete, intact leaves, they actually do more harm than good — they hold moisture and allow mold and other icky stuff to grow. so if you’re not going to rake, you at least need to mow over the leaves to break them up so they can start to break down and add nutrients to the soil.

      Nov 6, 2012 at 11:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   bramka

    I thought only male dogs urine destroys lawns…

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   t-rex

      Talk about marking your spot.

      Nov 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Lunatyx

    I don’t think the signs are rude. I think it’s alot more rude for a dog to pee on someone’s lawn besides their owners.

    Nov 5, 2012 at 2:16 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   dani

    I have to say, I’ve had two dogs over the past 18 years, male and female (though both were spayed/neutered) who peed on our lawn, and around the neighbourhood (in a neighbourhood where there are a lot of dogs) and I have to say that I have never had a problem with burn spots, on my lawn or any of the neighbours. (with the exception of the neighbours who cut their lawns too short during heatwaves which burns huge patches). Maybe the grass up in Canada is just hardier, or it rains more, but I think there’s got to be more at play here than just dog urine.

    Still, my dogs are only allowed to do their business on the tiny strip between the road and the sidewalk anyway. Letting a animals wander all across someone’s lawn is rather rude.

    Nov 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   InternetFisticuffs

      Same here. Our neighborhood is packed with dogs and I don’t see any burn spots on anyone else’s lawn around here. I would guess that this guy either has sensitive grass or over fertilizes making the added nitrogen from dog pee put the burn on the grass. I have read that unspayed female dog urine is the worst, so perhaps it’s just that neither of our neighborhoods have one of those.

      Nov 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   StrangerInTheNight

    I’m impressed, does not look like anyone here, know that when a dog pisses on the lawn, then why the grass looks dead out, that there is so much fertilizer to pee, that grass is “burned” by over fertilization.

    Nov 21, 2012 at 1:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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