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How to kill pet stains in the grass

Find out how to fix dog urine spots on a lawn and keep your yard looking great!
Looking down from above onto a brown and dead patch of grass caused by the excessive amounts of nitrogen in dog urine
Looking down from above onto a brown and dead patch of grass caused by the excessive amounts of nitrogen in dog urine

If you’re like me, you have had to deal with the unfortunate occurrence of your dog peeing in your yard. Ugh! I know how frustrating it can be to clean up after them time and time again. But don’t worry, there are ways that I’ve found that work great for getting rid of those pesky urine spots in your yard. And luckily for you, I’m going to share my secrets so you never have to deal with this problem anymore! Keep reading if you want more information about these tips and tricks…

1. Vinegar

Vinegar is a great household product that you probably already have in your home! A mild solution of vinegar and water will help to get rid of any dog urine spots in your yard. Simply spray the area with water, then use a 50/50 combination of white vinegar and water to clean it up. 

Stats on how vinegar kills dog pee

Uses: Kills bacteria  

How it works: Vinegar is a mild acid that disrupts the surface tension of its liquid form. In other words, it breaks down uric salts and dissolves them into carbon dioxide and water. This makes it an effective cleaner because ammonia’s chemical makeup includes nitrogen which reacts with acids.               

Cost: Under $3 per bottle

Safety precautions: Make sure you’re wearing gloves while handling vinegar since it can cause irritation to the skin, especially if it’s an undiluted concentration.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is another natural cleaner that you likely already have on hand! This works similarly to how the vinegar does, by neutralizing odours on contact with the spot. Make sure you spray the area thoroughly before allowing it to dry completely, for best results. 

Stats on how hydrogen peroxide kills dog urine spots

Uses: Kills bacteria  

How it works: Hydrogen peroxide is a good disinfectant that helps break down organic materials like dried dog urine. It also acts as a bleach by oxidizing and whitening fabrics and surfaces.                               

Cost: Under $4 per bottle

Safety precautions: Make sure you’re wearing gloves while handling hydrogen peroxide since it creates the skin. Also, be careful not to spill it on fabrics because it can bleach them.

3. Baking Soda & Water Paste

Baking soda mixed with a small amount of water forms a paste, which can be applied to your yard or grass. Allow it to sit until dry and brush off with a stiff broom. If the urine spot is old, you may have to repeat this process more than once for best results. Check out how good this method looks in my before and after pictures!

Stats on how baking soda kills dog urine:

Uses: Kills bacteria, neutralizes odours  

How it works: Baking soda has natural deodorizing properties that work by absorbing unpleasant smells. It also acts as an abrasive by helping break down organic material like dried dog urine.  

Cost: Under $3 per pound

Safety precautions:  Wear gloves when handling baking soda since it can have a drying effect on the hands.

We hope that you have found the information in this article helpful. We’re always happy to answer your questions about how to fix dog urine spots on a lawn and keep it looking great. If you have any other concerns or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@ohdogofmine.com

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