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26/06/2014 at 20:50
Hello, I'm currently renting a propery which I move out of in about one months time. I gave two dogs and due to them peeing on the lawn, plus hot weather and the lack of rain we've had, parts of the lawn is yellow. My question is, what is the best way of making it green again in time for our leaving inspection? Is it simply a case of using a lawn feed and keeping the dogs off? Thanks in advance!
26/06/2014 at 20:59

This stuff is advertised in the July edition of Gardener's World magazine  http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=13&cat=25&id_product=501 

I have no idea whether it does what it says ...............

Good luck 

27/06/2014 at 14:41

The urine has killed the grass,it's like using glyphosate,reseeding or patching with turf is the answer,if your dogs keep peeing on the lawn you should follow them with a watering can and dilute it.

27/06/2014 at 16:05
Thanks Netherfield, I will get some grass seed tomorrow. Thankfully they don't pee on the lawn very often, only in the morning after the foxes have been in marking their territory :/ My neighbour tells me my biggest problem is that the grass has been scorched by the sun. I'll try the re-seeding and see how I get on
27/06/2014 at 16:15

For future reference, re dog urine on lawns; some give the dog tomato ketchup / juice in their meal to counter the effect of the high nitrogen and other wastes in the urine, Dog Rocks in the water of your dog may also help.

However it looks like you have to repair the current lawn somewhat. 

 

 

27/06/2014 at 17:33

You could always try the Brazilian World Cup approach and just paint the grass green 

27/06/2014 at 17:40

For a leaving inspection SG's suggestion sounds spot on

27/06/2014 at 17:47

Hide your dog and blame the foxes....  With luck no one will know the difference

Seriously, I do applaud you for your concern......you sound like an ideal tenant so good for you

27/06/2014 at 17:56

I think the stuff that I linked to is actually some sort of dye that the grass will absorb .............. 

27/06/2014 at 18:02
Haha, thanks everyone. I will try the seeds first then if it hasn't grown enough I may just try the stuff you linked to Dovefromabove
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