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Dog-urine spots:
High concentration of nitrogen "burns" blades.
Remedies:
Dilute urine by watering the spot immediately after. Establish an area with wood-chip mulch and train your dog to urinate there only.

Compacted soil:
Chokes root growth, encourages crabgrass and spurge weed.
Remedies:
Break up soil with a pitchfork in small areas and with a core aerator in large areas. Add compost to lighten soil.

Moles:
Raised tunnels just beneath the lawn's surface are a sure sign of moles looking for a meal of earthworms and grubs.
Remedies:
Repel them by treating tunnels with castor-oil pellets. Discourage grubs with increased watering and by adding beneficial nematodes to soil.
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