cures for dead grass

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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deano23285deano23285 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
hi folks, hope you can help, ive got a dog who obviousley pees alot and has killed patches of grass, i was wondering if anyone knew how to repair them??
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  • savemoneysavemoney Forumite
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    You need to reseed I think

    dig up old soil where there is patches. Put some fine new soil or compost I prefer multi purpose mixed in with a little sharp sand lightly spread. Apply seed evenly and a fine layer 2-3mm of compost on top and water well with hosepipe with fine spray or a watering can with fine spray

    You can feed grass with grass feed to give it a boost too, but wont bring back dead grass

    Keep seed watered regularly doing dry weather, about 10 days later you should see new shoots or get turf but need watering too
  • deano23285deano23285 Forumite
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    cool cheers for the help

    anyone used the patch magic solution yet??
  • Kay_PeelKay_Peel Forumite
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    Have you tried following the dog and saturating the patch with a bowl of water when they've finished?
  • Do you still have the dog?

    If so then don't worry about the lawn unless you stop it peeing on it.
  • deano23285deano23285 Forumite
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    Kay_Peel wrote: »
    Have you tried following the dog and saturating the patch with a bowl of water when they've finished?

    yup done that and nothing worked
  • danielle1977danielle1977 Forumite
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    deano23285 wrote: »
    cool cheers for the help

    anyone used the patch magic solution yet??

    We have and it was rubbish.
    I put it in the trolley at B&Q after seeing an ad. My partner grumbled at the price, he grumbled even more when nothing grew and won't let me forget it. He had brought a bag of cheaper seed a few days earlier and did some different patches with that-it has grown. Have had to redo the patch magic patches with other seed-it has started to grow.
  • bertiebotsbertiebots Forumite
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    We have 2 dogs and the only way to have a patch free lawn is to not let them wee on it . I have tried following them round with watering cans etc but it doesnt work. I re seed patches once a year but new ones appear . The best cure is prevention although it isnt always practical to take them for a walk every time they need a wee I know;).
    I have also found over the years that girl and boy dogs are equally good at destroying grass:D If someone does know of a cure for this problem I would love to know too!

    Luckily now I have halved the size of our lawn so halved the problem and one of our dogs prefers not to be seen when he goes out , so hides under the tree in the corner and "goes" on the bark chippings...he is shy:p:rotfl:.
    JAN GC- £155.77 out of £200:D FEB GC £197.31 out of £180:o. MARCH GC - out of £200
  • SallyForth_2SallyForth_2 Forumite
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    bertiebots wrote: »

    Luckily now I have halved the size of our lawn so halved the problem and one of our dogs prefers not to be seen when he goes out , so hides under the tree in the corner and "goes" on the bark chippings...he is shy:p:rotfl:.

    Now you just need to get the other dog to do the same and you have the problem solved!
  • BargainGaloreBargainGalore Forumite
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    How come you never seen grass verges which regularly get fouled by dogs suffering this problem yet peoples lawns do
  • s4lvatores4lvatore Forumite
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    That Patch Magic is terrible. 4/5 patches and nothing grew. Made my own with compost and seeds in a bucket, 2 weeks later its grass!
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