Fix Burnt Grass & Dog Urine Spots With This Easy Solution!

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
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Summer is a beautiful time of year to sit out and relax in your yard. But the suns rays can do some major damage to your lawn. And what about those furry friends? Experts say, certain PH levels found in dog pee can leave unsightly brown spots that stick out like a sore thumb! Solve both of these problems in snap.

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Solution #1 - Brown, burnt grass? Try this simple solution.

All you need is some epsom salts and baking soda.

Step 1) Grab some epsom salts.

Step 2) Sprinkle epsom salts all over the burnt grass area. Watch how much I use in the video below.

Step 3) Water the area regularly until the grass begins to turn green and come alive again.

Solution #2 - The PH levels in dog urine can leave brown patches in the grass. Want to fix it? Try this!

Step 1) Mix a solution made up of 1 gallon of water and 2 TBSP of baking soda.

Step 2) Pour the entire solution over the burnt spot. Watch the video below to see how much my grass had improved in one week!

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  • Judy Silver Judy Silver on Jul 01, 2021

    How do you access the videos? I did not see a way to do this on my computer.

    Ideas sound good, and I have both products in the house already!


  • Faye Edwards Faye Edwards on Jul 01, 2021

    This might be silly but wouldn't watering your grass regularly with a deep a soak prevent grass burning and also not cutting it so short too?

  • Denise Denise on Jul 06, 2021

    Would the soda water or Epsom salts work on house plants and flower potted plants outside to grow bigger and better?

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  • Ges51622981 Ges51622981 on Jul 06, 2021

    It isn’t the pH of dog urine that turns the grass brown, it the high nitrogen content that will cause the most browning. Most canine urine pH falls between 7-7.5 (water has a 7.0 pH), and it’s actually the higher pH of 8 (found if you are feeding a canine diet lower in meat protein) that can contribute to browning. Again, it’s the nitrogen content and a higher pH that turns grass brown. So the last thing you want to do is alkalize your grass with baking soda!

    This article has it all backward, most grasses prefer a slightly acidic environment anyway.

  • Julie Julie on Jul 08, 2021

    I give my female dog "Grass saver" @ Pet co. It helps with the grass burning from her urine. Read the weight limit. Mine is 48 lbs I give her one in the morning and one at night. If I start to see spots in the yard I will start giving her a extra one in the afternoon. Works great !!! No joke I have done this for years.