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Dog Urine Patches

Hi Y'all

HELP! New but very keen gardener!

I have just repaired approx 10 dog urine patches on my lawn. I've dug them out and grass seeded them a week ago.

The grass is yet to start poking through but the grass around the patches has shot up. plus the rest of the lawn is looking ready for its next cut too.

Can I / should I mow my lawn? Perhaps being very careful as I go over the patches??  Or do I leave the whole lawn until the new seeded grass to grow??


  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,145

    Mow the lawn just avoid your newly seeded areas till they get establsihed then mow on a high setting for a few weeks to give the new grass a chance. 

  • Si AtkoSi Atko Posts: 3

    Cheers Dave!

    The 'circle' around the patch is long! (I read that this has been fertilised by the dog urine) So this is needing the cut the most! I have a flymo lawn mower? am I OK hovering over the whole patch so the 'circle' gets cut?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,167

    Maybe get some hand shears to do the 'tall circles' while the seed in the patches is germinating and taking root.  Hover mowers can blow the seed around.  

    I find these very useful for all sorts of jobs around the garden

    I got them cheaper than the price quoted ... think it was Amazon or Ebay ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Si AtkoSi Atko Posts: 3

    Many thanks for the advice!!?

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