Asked on Jun 01, 2018

Can I use epsum salts to treat dog pee spots on lawn

by Car20770548
Can I use Epsom salts to treat dog pee spots on lawn

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 01, 2018

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 01, 2018

    Home remedies did not work for us, maybe ypu will have better luck.

    We had problems with dog urine devastating the green grassy turf. When the human leash training and otc urine ph supplement and other diy home recommendations failed-We resorted to a remote training collar to train our dogs over the last 17+ years. This collar is exactly the same principle as our existing invisible fence, but you can resort to a tone only button initiation to keep the dog away from an area you’re trying to protect. There are two different zap modes of nick and shock that you initiate and regulate by a intensity dial. Its the same type of collars hunting dogs use.

    I do realize these Remote training collars are not for all people but if you using invisible type fence already- it’s likely a great option. My dogs were trained to pee and in mulched area and our grass has been great the last 17years. After training they don't need to wear the collar.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 01, 2018

    Probably not the best way to go, dog urine seems to burn the grass. The best way, but certainly not the most practical, is to immediately rinse the spot with water-which would dilute out the urine and save the grass. The Epsom salt when sprinkled around the plants serves as a fertilizer by providing Magensium sulfate. If applied to the plants (your lawn) it would most likely damage the grass.

    Have you considered letting your dog urinate in only 1 area, that way you could semi-control the damage?

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jun 01, 2018

    lime would be better

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 01, 2018

    I had a wood chipped area in the back corner of the yard no. 1 For the dogs to use As thier designated comode. The wood chip sawdust combo worked well.

  • Epsom salt over time will render the ground infertile. Here are much better suggestions.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jun 01, 2018

    When we had a female dog we had that problem. Our male didn't so it's something in females urine or that they focus on peeing in the same spot. I'd suggest training them to potty in a designated area just for them.

    • Rebecca Rebecca on Apr 19, 2022

      This old myth is completely false. Male and female dogs have the same chemical makeup with regards to their urine. And a little bit of urine on your grass can actually be beneficial. The 2 factors that strongly contribute to burnt grass area's from your pooch is #1 pH balance above 6.5 and #2 the amount of urine deposited and one particular time.

      Male dogs tend to spread small amounts of urine in different locations, (marking boundaries or territory).

      Female dogs tend to empty their bladder in one spot. This along with pH balance higher than stated above, (found in both male and female) will surely contribute to dead spots. The best fix... Watch where your furry friend goes, then take about 16 to 20oz. of water and pour on the spot. This will help to lower the pH in the soil, which is causing the dead patches.

      Hope this helps! Take care!