Quick Fixes for Lawn Problems
Remedies for dog urine, compacted soil, and mole burrowing on your grassy lawn
High concentration of nitrogen "burns" blades.
Dilute urine by watering the spot immediately after. Establish an area with wood-chip mulch and train your dog to urinate there only.
Chokes root growth, encourages crabgrass and spurge weed.
Break up soil with a pitchfork in small areas and with a core aerator in large areas. Add compost to lighten soil.
Raised tunnels just beneath the lawn's surface are a sure sign of moles looking for a meal of earthworms and grubs.
Repel them by treating tunnels with castor-oil pellets. Discourage grubs with increased watering and by adding beneficial nematodes to soil.