In my previous blog post, How to Build an Outdoor Dog Potty Area, I wrote step-by-step instructions (photos included) on the DIY home improvement project that saved my grass from urine burn.
Dog pee kills grass…period. There are all sorts of urine burn lawn repair products out there, but I don’t know any that really work.
I have four female retrievers. They produce large amounts of urine. There isn’t a product out there to help me. If I let them run in my backyard and do their business, their urine would take out my backyard lawn in one season. I had to come up with a plan.
Poop doesn’t kill grass. Urine does. So why not confine the damage to one area–an areas without grass. I made this dog potty area on the side of my house.
Word of Caution: If your dog is prone to eating inappropriate things like toys, rocks, bedding, etc. this project may not be for you unless you take the dog out on leash and correct the dog if it attempts to lower its head to eat the gravel. My dogs don’t have dog beds or crate mats because they eat them. However, this project worked for them because I keep them on leash when they use the area and they don’t have access to it at any other time. Remember, your dog relies on your supervision. Now on to the project.