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Old 01-09-2004, 10:40 PM
Turfinator
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I have many darker green patches about 1 foot wide all over my back yard and
a few in my front. These patches have grass that looks healthy but it grows
much faster than the rest of my lawn. There is no dead grass or brown grass
just dark green patches that have seemed to multiply on my lawn. I first
thought this may be due to our new female retriever and the nitrogen in her
urine but I have also seen this in the front yard and on a boulavard down
the street. Any ideas?


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Old 01-09-2004, 11:02 PM
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If not your dog, probably other dogs or other animals in the area.

Sounds like classic signs of a dog relieving him/herself.

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Old 02-09-2004, 01:08 AM
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I was sure of it too except I have it in my front yard which is not
accesible to the dog or other dogs in the area.

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If not your dog, probably other dogs or other animals in the area.

Sounds like classic signs of a dog relieving him/herself.

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Old 02-09-2004, 04:57 AM
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Do you like in a newer sub division? (10 years or lees)

"Turfinator" wrote:
I was sure of it too except I have it in my front yard which is not
accesible to the dog or other dogs in the area.

"James Nipper" wrote in message
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If not your dog, probably other dogs or other animals in the area.

Sounds like classic signs of a dog relieving him/herself.

--James--

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Old 02-09-2004, 05:43 AM
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Steveo wrote:
Do you like in a newer sub division? (10 years or lees)

Man I hacked that up while my Basset Hound was trying to play
lap dog.

Do you live in a newer sub-division?
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:25 PM
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No its about 20 years old.
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Steveo wrote:
Do you like in a newer sub division? (10 years or lees)

Man I hacked that up while my Basset Hound was trying to play
lap dog.

Do you live in a newer sub-division?



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Old 06-09-2004, 11:29 PM
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Too many stupid answers to one decent question.

The green patches are not from dog urine (that kills the grass and turns it
brown). There's a high nitrogen content in the soil underneath the grass.
What you have are earthworms giving castings (earthworm poop) to the soil
underneath which enriches the soil. To encourage more earthworms in the
nearby grass, try a cheap solution to increase their population (works also
in garden beds). If you or someone near you drinks coffee, save the coffee
grounds (not the filter paper!) and sprinkle these around the darker green
patches. When the earthworms emerge at night, they'll consume the grounds
and begin tunneling in the soil nearby. Works great.
"Turfinator" wrote in message
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I have many darker green patches about 1 foot wide all over my back yard

and
a few in my front. These patches have grass that looks healthy but it

grows
much faster than the rest of my lawn. There is no dead grass or brown

grass
just dark green patches that have seemed to multiply on my lawn. I first
thought this may be due to our new female retriever and the nitrogen in

her
urine but I have also seen this in the front yard and on a boulavard down
the street. Any ideas?




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Old 10-09-2004, 01:36 AM
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Wouldnt fertilizing the grass with enough N provide similiar results. The
reason I ask is because I have fertilized throughout the spring and summer
and have also aerated the lawn. Eventhough there may be castings the
additional N in the soil shouldnt be so noticable...or so I thought.
"evolutionman 2004" wrote in message
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Too many stupid answers to one decent question.

The green patches are not from dog urine (that kills the grass and turns

it
brown). There's a high nitrogen content in the soil underneath the grass.
What you have are earthworms giving castings (earthworm poop) to the soil
underneath which enriches the soil. To encourage more earthworms in the
nearby grass, try a cheap solution to increase their population (works

also
in garden beds). If you or someone near you drinks coffee, save the

coffee
grounds (not the filter paper!) and sprinkle these around the darker green
patches. When the earthworms emerge at night, they'll consume the grounds
and begin tunneling in the soil nearby. Works great.
"Turfinator" wrote in message
news:GsqZc.296424$gE.204790@pd7tw3no...
I have many darker green patches about 1 foot wide all over my back yard

and
a few in my front. These patches have grass that looks healthy but it

grows
much faster than the rest of my lawn. There is no dead grass or brown

grass
just dark green patches that have seemed to multiply on my lawn. I first
thought this may be due to our new female retriever and the nitrogen in

her
urine but I have also seen this in the front yard and on a boulavard

down
the street. Any ideas?






 




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