Is dog winkie a threat to my ornamental plants?
Just wondering about this. I put my doggie (about 70 lbs) out a couple times a day out the front yard so he can "do his business". My front yard is ornamental plants, with a wood chip or compost combo mulch. He usually does what he needs to do within about 30 feet of the front door, although most of the time it is even closer, say within 15 feet or so.
What I'm wondering is if he pees within the root zone or drainage area of some of my more treasured plants, let's say Japanese Maples, Hebes, or Spireas, for example, say 2x a month, is this a threat to the health of the plant?What if it's 6x? 12x?
If this is a problem, is there some lawn and garden product I can purchase than can neutralize or mitigate the problems or threat that dog urine and the chemicals it instills into the growing beds (ammonia?), can pose to my plants?