If you want to know how to neutralize dog urine soil, you should probably ask yourself in what way you want to neutralize the urine.
Do you want to neutralize the urine odor, or do you want to neutralize and change the pH level of the soil if it’s been affected by the urine?
We look at each of these issues in this guide.
Let’s jump into it …
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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How To Neutralize Dog Urine In Soil
How To Neutralize Dog Urine Smell In Soil
In this guide, we mentioned 9 ways you might neutralise pet odors like dog urine outside in the yard.
One quick and short term approach might be to use an organic yard spray odor eliminator – basically a natural perfume for your yard. You can spray it over the areas where your dog has peed.
Be careful of anything that isn’t 100% natural or organic – it can kill your lawn and harm animals
Some of the more common pet odor sprays are:
- Angry Orange Odor Eliminator (on Amazon) (8 oz of solution)
- Angry Orange Odor Eliminator (on Amazon) (1 gallon of solution)
- NaturVet Yard Odor Eliminator (on Chewy)
- NaturVet Yard Odor Eliminator with Citronella (on Chewy)
- NaturVet Yard Odor Eliminator (on Amazon)
*Note – make sure you always spot test them first though on a surface to make sure it won’t damage it
It can be used on grass, artificial grass, plants, shrubs, patios, patio furniture, kennels, dog runs, swing sets, fences, block walls or any other surface where odors arise due to pets.
It masks the smell, leaves the lawn or yard smelling like pine clean, and is safe to use around children, plants, grass, and pets.
It’s very simple and quick to use too – simply attach any standard garden hose to the bottle attachment, and spray.
How To Remove, Get Rid Of or Amend pH Level Of Urine In Soil
Here’s the one important thing you need to know about soil – different soil pH’s are going to be better for different growing conditions of different lawns and grasses.
The average lawn and garden grass is going to grow best in pH levels between 5.5 and 7.5 – depending on the type of grass or lawn you have.
The average pet’s urine has a pH of between 5.5 to 7.
One thing you could do is to test the soil of your grass and find out what pH it needs to grow at its best.
If you want to know what pH of soil, you can do a soil test with something like the Healthy Wiser Soil pH Tester Meter (on Amazon) .
If you have overly acidic soil – dog urine is probably not going to do much to harm the soil as it’s already acidic anyway.
In this instance, a dolomite lime might help you add calcium and magnesium to your soil and bring the soil back to a more alkaline or neutral level.
If your soil is more alkaline, acidic pet urine is going to bring the soil back closer to neutral over the long term.
Some experienced gardeners and professionals may suggest taking a long term approach and trying to increase the population of beneficial microbes in the soil, so it can more efficiently break down the salt and metabolize the excess nitrogen.
You can do this by applying a soil amendment like PetiGreen Soil Amendment(on Amazon) which repairs the Nitrogen Cycle in your soil.
As we mentioned though, this is more of a long term approach where you have to be patient to see results.
The important thing about getting the nitrogen balance and nutrient balance right in your grass is that it is nitrogen in dog urine that causes urine related grass burn and grass dying.
Non dog urine related grass dying can be related to excessive fertilization, irrigation water bein high in salinity, or dense clay soil.
Be Aware Of General Grass & Lawn Care Considerations For Dog Owners
This guide about neutralizing urine in soil is only one small part of the overall picture of grass care for dog owners.
These two guides linked below provide a much bigger picture on general grass and lawn care considerations:
Complete Guide To Lawn/Grass Care For Dog Owners
How To Stop A Dog Peeing & Pooping On Your Grass, & How To Manage Dog Urine Grass Burn
It’s worth in particular looking into preventing a dog from peeing on your lawn in the first place, and also, setting up a designated spot in your yard for them to go potty (that isn’t on your lawn).
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