Keeping your lawn in pristine condition can sometimes prove to be more difficult than usual when it comes to neighborhood dogs who are known for pooping on lawns. This can result in damage to your otherwise healthy grass. If you are someone who is experiencing this issue, here are some tips to help you keep dogs from pooping on your lawn.
Installing Motion Sensing Lawn Sprinklers
Installing a motion-sensing lawn sprinkler can be one of the best ways to repel dogs and other animals from pooping on your lawn. Keep in mind that while this may not work 100% of the time, it will certainly go a long way toward keeping your lawn safe and in good condition. Plus, it can be effective in driving away animals without harming them. Many of these sprinklers can even reach distances of up to forty feet away and produce a noise that is designed to startle critters. They are also relatively inexpensive compared to some of the other solutions.
There are a variety of dog repellents you can get on the market that are used to dissuade dogs from pooping on your lawn. You can use either a spray or sprinkle a variant of the dog repellent available. Be aware that these options may get washed away quickly due to rain. Plus, if you want to maintain the effectiveness of these repellents, you should look to reapply them frequently. Make sure you also try to avoid dog repellents that are actually harmful to dogs.
Communicate With Your Neighbors
While this may seem like a simple solution, sometimes the most effective approach is the simplest one. So, try speaking with your neighbors about their dogs. This approach works, however, only if you know who owns the dog that did the deed. Obviously, out of all the options, this is clearly the least expensive and the results can be immediate.
Change Your Fertilizer To Something Less Appealing
You may not have realized, but some fertilizers contain ingredients that naturally attract dogs, which can lead to poop showing up on your lawn. In fact, some dogs will even ingest the fertilizer if it is tasty enough, which can lead to even more trouble. Try swapping out your current fertilizer to a completely plant-based fertilizer as these lack many of the common ingredients that dogs are attracted to, keeping everyone and your lawn safe.
Be aware that these methods are some of the most effective ways to stop dogs from pooping on your lawn, but they may not work 100% of the time. This is why you should look to other solutions that might work best for you and your lawn. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Giovine Landscaping today at (973) 325-1758.