Monday, July 26, 2021

Dog Rocks


Horticulture Hotline 07/26/21

By Bill Lamson-Scribner


Although I just wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, I have to mention beware of the worms. Armyworms, tropical sod webworms, and fall armyworms are all destroying all the hard work that you have put into your yard this year. Any of these worms will come to the surface with a soap flush (2 oz dish soap [lemon preferred] in a gallon of water poured over a 4 square foot area). Don’t be that next customer that sends us (Possum’s) a video that looks like a 1950’s horror movie of your grass getting devoured by worms.


It is the middle of the summer and everything is attacking your lawn, including man’s best friend. Yes, I’m writing about those yellow dead areas in your grass. Dog Rocks are these crazy rocks that come from Australia. When put in your dog’s drinking water bowl or bowls, they treat the water with something (not harmful to your pet) that prevents those nasty yellow urine spots in your lawn. Often these yellow spots turn into dead grass. Dead areas get filled in with weeds.


I was introduced to Dog Rocks by a friend living in London that has 2 spaniels and a very small yard. Dog urine almost killed her whole yard. Dog Rocks worked great for her, so we began carrying them. Dog Rocks have worked great here as well.


Sometimes we move items around in the Possum’s Stores. When people that regularly use Dog Rocks, come into the store and we have moved the display of Dog Rocks, the look of horror that comes across the customer’s face tells the story – oh no, not those nasty yellow and dead areas in my lawn again!


The key to success with Dog Rocks is that the dog gets all his water from water that is treated with the rocks. No toilet drinkers here. Dogs that drink out of coolers at the beach or on the boat or eat a lot of ice do not get as good results. Dogs that drink out of bowls with the rocks get great results. During the hot summer days and if your dog is very active and you are constantly refilling their water bowl, you might have to have a reserve pitcher of water treated with Dog Rocks to refill their bowls.


Here are a few quotes from customers:

“My grass doesn’t have dead spots!” Rosie Herman

“Dog Rocks – Rock!!” William Dennis


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