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Dog Urine and Grass


Your Backyard looking something like this?

We feel your pain… Virtually all of us at LawnLift.com own a dog or two… Or three! 😉  Dogs Damage Lawns, that’s just part of the deal when you decide to bring one home. While we all love our furry little friends, the bottom line is that we know dog’s love to pee on lawns and it seems like the greener the lawn, the bigger the target!

Dog urine and feces can often be a frustrating problem related to lawn care. Small amounts may produce a green up or fertilizer effect while larger amounts often result in lawn burn or dead patches. While most burn spots will recover with time and re-grow, dead areas can be large enough in some cases to require re-seeding or sodding. For homeowners who are also dog lovers, this can present a dilemma, particularly when one family member prefers the dog and another prefers a well-manicured lawn. An understanding of the interaction between dogs and the lawn can keep the yard (and family) at peace, not in pieces.

The fundamental problem with the presence of dog urine or feces on the lawn is related to the nitrogen content and concentration of these waste products. Urine, when produced as a waste product in animals, primarily removes excess nitrogen from the body via the kidneys. Nitrogen waste products are the result of protein breakdown through normal bodily processes. Carnivores, including cats and dogs, have a significant protein requirement, and urine volume/production varies due to size and metabolism. Dog urine is a more serious problem for lawns because it is applied all at once as a liquid fertilizer, whereas feces slowly releases the waste products over time. Since stools are usually solid, owners have the option of frequent manual removal. With more time for the nitrogen waste to dissolve into the lawn, stools that are frequently removed damage lawns less than urine.

Young dogs of both sexes frequently squat to urinate. Leg lifting is often learned by male dogs around a year of age; castration or neutering does not seen to affect nature’s timetable related to this behavior development. While most male dogs will hike their leg and mark once they are over a year of age, a few will continue to squat when urinating, which is more common in female dogs. Female dogs may also mark although less commonly than male dogs. Once dogs begin urine marking, they often utilize many and numerous scent posts resulting in numerous, small volume urinations rather than large volume puddles. Grass can handle small volume nitrogen bursts easier than fertilizer overload. Unfortunately, the young bush, shrub, vine or tree sprout that becomes a marking post may have nitrogen (fertilizer) overload with repeated marking and may die if continually “marked.

LawnLift.com knows this problem well and was developed with this in mind. Our propitiatory blend of all natural plant based pigments and non-toxic binders are a PERFECT SOLUTION to this dreaded problem. We have formulated our Grass and Mulch paints with a natural occurring ammonium that not only helps it dry quicker, but also works as a deterrent so that Sparky doesn’t to go back and urinate in that same spot!

LawnLift.com has you covered so go ahead and let Sparky do his or her business! LawnLift™  covers those spots with a rich natural green color, so visually nobody will ever know that Sparky loves to PEE all over your perfectly manicured masterpiece!

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LawnLift™ Grass and Mulch Paints Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Grass Paint? LawnLift™ Grass & Mulch paints are All-Natural water-based paints that are non-flammable, non-toxic and 100% Safe for Children and Pets! Our product is very durable and will not wash away once dry(1-1½ hours). Once LawnLift™ is applied on your grass, it gives a lush healthy green look. It is water proof, wear resistant and will last for months (2-3) or until grass starts to grow and is mowed.

Does it have any fertilizer in it? LawnLift™ has a naturally occurring ammonia additive which has been shown to enhance growth all while being eco-friendly! Our combination will transform your grass a lush green. When used in the fall/winter, our paint will act as a protective barrier for the lawn, warming it throughout the cold months. This protects the roots, and has the grass prepared to green up faster than normal in the spring.

Will it hurt my kids or pets? NO, there are no chemicals in our paint,  LawnLift™ is 100% non-toxic so it is completely safe for your kids, pets, and any other living thing your lawn comes into contact with. You’ll never have to be concerned about polluting the air, soil, or ground water.

Does it wash away with rain? NO, there is no green run-off with the rain or watering, once it is dry it is permanent until mowed away. Eventually,  it will fade with time, but it really depends on whatever types of weather conditions occur and how often.

Will painting my grass save me money with my water bill? YES, after you apply LawnLift™ you can conserve water use by reducing your lawn watering by at least 20%-50%.

How long will it last? LawnLift™ is  very strong! It dries to a very durable film. It is waterproof and does not fade or wash away from the grass surface. It will tend to disappear as the grass grows and/or is mowed (2-3 months).

Will it kill the grass? NO… The reason you are applying LawnLift™ is because the grass is dead or stressed. Our product will not adversely affect the grass anymore than the trouble it is now. It will not prevent the grass from growing back on its own.

Will it come off on my shoes? NO, after LawnLift™ has dried (1-1½ hours), the green colorant will not get on clothing, shoes, skin, or pets.

Is the over spray harmful to other plants? NO, The over spray is not harmful to other plants, humans or pets.

Can you spray a lawn that is mainly dirt or has large dirt patches? Yes you can, however it is not recommended for dirt. When you spray a lawn it is recommended that the lawn be grass, it has a better visual effect with brown or dead grass than with dirt.

When is the best time to have the grass painted? The best time to have your grass painted is when the grass has stopped growing and doesn’t have to turn completely brown and of course if it’s dead. For best results, it should be freshly mowed and edged with the clippings removed. (Painting loose grass clippings can blow away and might leave a patchy finish to the grass) The grass should not be scalped.

To Contact LawnLift™ direct, Visit us at http://LawnLift.com or Call 888-514-7277

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