Throughout the world, one of the most common household pets to be found are dogs. They love you unconditionally and are generally a lot of fun to hang out with. But, there’s no denying that they can be a bit messy as well, which is a major factor that concerns people buying or adopting dogs for the first time. After all, nobody likes dead grass and brown spots on their carefully mowed lawn. Time to work on your pet waste removal strategies.
But wait, shouldn’t our lawn need nitrogen to be healthy? And aren’t our pets’ waste a rich source of nitrogen? Well, yes and yes. This sounds like it would be a win-win situation, except it isn’t, because now I am seeing burn spots all over my lawn.
Oh! Did I forget to mention that your dog’s poop contains way too much nitrogen, which instead of favoring your grass can cause a burning effect ultimately resulting in killing your grass? How did that come to pass? Let’s have a look.
When you neglect your dog’s poop in the garden for some time, it starts releasing nitrogen in much higher quantities than is generally required by plants for their building process. This causes dead spots near the area, which later on becomes home to 23 million fecal coliform bacteria. Let that sink in for a moment.
These bacteria can lead to many types of diseases in your dog (such as convulsions, vomiting, weight loss, anemia, giardia etc.) as well as you and your family (such as diarrhea, cramps, various intestinal and kidney related issues etc.). I bet that’s an eye-opener.
I can bet that currently you are planning to adjust some pet waste removal strategies into your busy schedule of cooking dinner, answering emails, managing the family schedule, organizing that wedding etc. If I am correct, there are a few options available for you.
A) Buy the right tools for the job such as a rake, a lobby dust pan, and a trash bag and start scooping. Follow the grid pattern while doing so (or you can train your dog to poop in a specific spot every time).
B) Next option is taking your dog out on a walk at least twice daily (though you still have to clean up after him).
C) Another option is taking the help of yours or neighbors’ children for poop scooping. Just repay them with treats to keep them motivated.
Besides these three, you can also consider hiring a company specialized in pet waste removal services in your area. This option is best for those who are busy, physically unable to do the scooping themselves or simply tired of doing it.
So, which one will you choose?