This is an obvious doggy urine and dumping ground, so it should come as no surprise that an ammonia odor can build within this location. Although it is an outdoor odor, the urine smell within grass can last long after the doggy-deed has been done.
Although it is often challenging to find an immediate solution, there exist several household solutions that can help solve this problem. By following the below solutions, you can be sure that the grass within your yard will be free of any urine stench and smelling fresh.
Grass Smell Removal Solutions
1 Locate with Blacklight or Close Watch
If you notice an especially strong ammonia smell coming from the grass within your yard it is usually because your dog it ritualistically targeting the same grassy patch to do his business. The build up of urine in one spot can cause an especially bad smell. You can spot this location over the course of several days of close watch or by visiting your backyard at night with a blacklight.
2 Urine Deodorizing Granules
Once you have found the urine affected locations of your yard you will want to treat it with deodorizing granules. While selecting the deodorizing granule product, make sure it is both environmentally safe and made from natural ingredients. This is important to ensure that it does no toxic harm to the lawn, property or dog.
3 Quarantine & Take Dog To New Area
Once you have spotted the smelly grass patch and treated it with deodorizing granules it is important to section off this part of the yard to limit access. Some dogs naturally develop a habit of peeing within the same area of the yard, and this is a habit that you will need to break. By section off this area you will give the deodorizing granules a chance to do their job in overcoming the ammonia stench.
4 Water Down Spots
As helpful tactic for other areas around the yard, using the hose to water any area that receives a direct hit can be effective at diluting the urine concentration. As a habit, you can watch your dog after letting them out and follow behind with a hose once all business has been completed.
5 Consider the Dog Park
If your are partial to keeping a pristine lawn, you may wish to consider taking your dog to a dog park. Most medium to large cities have at least one dog park This will provide the added benefit of allowing your dog a healthy amount of social interaction with other dogs as well and daily exercise.
6 Don’t Use Baking Soda or Vinegar
When deciding upon a deodorizing solution, it is important to stay away from many tradition solutions used commonly around the home. Both baking soda and white vinegar can do more harm than good. While they may be effective at eliminating the odor within the lawn, they will have the result of killing the very lawn they it is meant to save.
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