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Lawn Care with Dogs

Dogs can be wonderful companions and guardians, but they can also wreak havoc on lawns. Dead spots from high traffic and animal waste can quickly ruin a green lawn. In fact, pet waste, urine especially, is a major culprit of lawn damage from dogs. Understanding how pets damage lawns and monitoring animal behavior on your lawn can help you find a solution to treat and prevent turf damage.

For more information on appropriate lawn care with dogs and turf suggestions for your area, contact your local Extension agent or check out these publications.

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