When your dog uses the lawn as an outside toilet, the amount of acid in the urine causes burns on the grass. The burns will show as yellow and sometimes dead spots in your lawn. Our research shows that some grasses are more resistant to dog urine and thus the lawn will not suffer any damage caused by dog urine.
A scorched lawn and dead spots caused by dog urine is never nice to look at. Existing solutions tend to focus on altering the behavior patterns of the dog or to “trick” the dog’s digestion system. However, altering the dog’s natural behavior is not a viable solution the problem. The solution is to focus on the lawn instead of the dog. Adapting the lawn to the purpose it serves, is the preferred, most sustainable, and also often cheapest, solution.
We have invested in testing what actually causes dog patches on grass. The solution we have deveopled is carefully tested and backed by science. We tested a simulation of dog pee up against a wide range of genetic lawn grass profiles. Actually we have tested 168 different varieties of grass across seven different species. The results are convincing and shows that some grass varieties are more tolerant towards dog urine and thus do not suffer damage from dog urine. The essence of our research is that by introducing a naturally tolerant grass seed variety to the lawn, dog patches will not be a problem.
Photos from the trial. The photo to the left shows plots that did not pass the trial. To the right is a photo of passed plots. All plots were tested with the same four concentrations of a dog pee mixture.