Dog urine and grass...
Just to continue a discussion we were having on another thread; does dog urine hold a more negative impact on the turf when the grass is stressed as opposed to healthy? Or does it not matter?
One poster commented that she'd experienced dead areas due to dog urine only when the turf was dormant, but while it's actively growing it actually flourished in those areas.
I'm a new dog owner and I noticed dead areas that appeared after I'd mowed my bentgrass from 3-4" all the way down to 1/2". The turf was significantly stressed but has since recovered. I also haven't noticed any increase in dead areas.
Also, does the gender of the dog make a difference? I realize male dogs usually go on trees and fire hydrants (etc..) where females do the squat. Is that the only thing that makes a difference or does one gender have a significantly more negative impact on the turf than another for any other reason?
All this about dog pee! Gee whiz! (pun intended)