Anyone with a female or a squatting male dog has experienced the damage to their yard. If I’m being honest, I don’t really mind it, but since we live on a military base we rent our home. Rental companies tend to care about that stuff. Plus, many home owners strive for the perfect yard. I completely understand the appeal, but it’s almost impossible with a dog.
When I first heard about Dog Rocks, I was intrigued and thought I would give them a try.
Dog Rocks are an all-natural product from Australia that filter impurities from water. These impurities are typically passed through your dog’s urine which causes dead patches in your lawn. By removing the impurities, your dog will actually help to fertilize the lawn.
You simply place the rocks in your dog’s water bowl and let them work their magic. It takes about ten hours for them to become effective and they must be present in all of your dog’s water sources.
Interesting, right? But do they work?
This post has been about two months in the making as I wanted to give the rocks time to reach full effectiveness. As shocked as I am to say it, they actually worked! In just a few weeks, we noticed that new burn patches were no longer appearing. Also, with our regular lawn maintenance, the favorite pee spots were starting to mend.
If your dog really likes to play with rocks, you might have a difficult time with this product. We had to work very diligently to ensure that Mauja and Atka weren’t removing the rocks from the water to play. Even with two months of work, I still catch them trying to sneak the rocks out occasionally.
We also had a slight issue with our saggy jowled fluffies. They get dirt, grass, sand (you name it) stuck in their jowls which then gets rinsed off in their water bowl. Typically we empty and refill their bowl several times a day to ensure they always have clean water. Per the Dog Rocks instructions, you are not to completely change the water as is diminishes the effectiveness. I found us having to rotate water bowls so they always had clean water with the rocks.
Overall, I think this is a great product if you are concerned about the appearance of your lawn. They rocks work wonderfully as long as you are willing to follow the instructions appropriately.
Do you try and maintain a lush, green lawn? Would you give Dog Rocks a try?
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