Posted: 15/03/2013 at 20:28
Having your lawn relaid will not work as you will have the same problem with the dogs after it is relaid as the grass roots will not be deep enough to recover from the urine. I would rake the patches and then reseed. I have 2 beagle bitches and have particially trained them to pee on a small gravel patch at the side of my house. If i see them peeing on the lawn i put my washing up water over it. If they target a certain area of lawn i sprinkle pepper on the grass. .The lawn fix product also works as it encourages a dense sward of grass which is more resilient. There is no magic fix unless you are going to concrete, slab, gravel or lay artificial grass but i find that my spayed bitch's urine does not ruin the lawn as much as the entire bitch something to do with hormones I believe,so this may be another idea!
shady borders, i have used lavender, hostas, geum, gerainiums,ivy and even dahlias do quite well as long as the border is warm and sheltered.