> We have a number of brown spots in our lawn. They seem to be concentrated
> where our two dogs frequently urinate.
> How do I tell if it's from the dogs or if it's grubs.
> If it is the dogs can I do anything to prevent this?
That sounds like dog urine. Too much nitrogen in the utine
overfertilizes the grass and it dies of "fertilizer burn". (One of
the reasons that untrained dogs tend not to be welcome in their
(1) The best solution is to train your dogs urinate (mostly) in a
single spot that is not going to bother you.
(2) If there are some lapses after training, take a hose and water the
area heavily to disperse the urine over a larger area at much
The above is just parroting advice given some months ago in the rec.gardens
-- Allyn Dimock
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