Frustrated by pet urine stains on your lawn? Tired of re-planting, digging up, buying sod or constantly hosing down your yard after your dog does its business in the wrong spot? This is a common problem for many dog-loving grass-loving folks. Enter Get It Green, the first all-natural concealer and repair product of its kind.
Get It Green is not paint, and it's not made of toxic chemicals. It's totally pet-safe, kid-safe and safe to use anywhere. It's a great way to cover "little brown spots on the yard" and help keep your lawn healthy-looking and greener.
How it works: Created by Science Solutions, Get It Green is made up of a microbial blend that neutralizes PH from pet urine. The microbes eventually compost and are purported to actually help accelerate new grass growth. It can even be sprayed on shrubs, leaves and bushes and is thought to be helpful in accelerating re-growth of all these types of plantings.
The advertisement when you click on the link is, admittedly, a little "cheesy", but this stuff really works pretty well! I used it on a small patch of brown/yellow grass in an inconspicuous area of the yard, to make sure it seemed ok before using it in a larger area. There's a reason why the manufacturer tells us, again and again, in its ads, that it's not paint -- because it really LOOKS like paint when first applied. It's supposed to be done when the grass is dry and no direct sunlight is hitting the area. One must spray it in a long, sweeping back-and-forth manner -- do not spot-spray! If you spot-spray it will look like someone dumped a blob of paint on your grass (shrub, bush, or leaves).
The company calls it an "instant fix for damaged lawns and landscapes". According to its press release, this year's weather has left many lawns across the country in rough shape. The product is described as giving "immediate results by penetrating the brown or dead plant material with a specially-developed natural colorant that seeps into the blades of grass or leaves, and permanently stains them green." It further states that the product uses a scientific mechanism to actually repair the damage from "pet marking, over-fertilizing and winter damage". It can be used indoors or outdoors, and in any climate or weather condition (though to be honest, why would you use it when its snowing or during a hurricane!?).
As the owner of three dogs and three outdoor cats, I think this is a good product to use on very small areas once in a while. If you have a large area of urine-damaged lawn, it probably will not look authentic, although admittedly I have not tried that yet. It's safe for pets, kids, humans. Use gloves when spraying it! I was astonished how much got on my hands just from pulling the spray trigger! Don't worry, it's not paint, it's a water-based product that allegedly "fixes the visual eyesore of dead areas, [and] also addresses the underlying problems." But it does not rinse off easily, so wear gloves and watch out for your clothing, shoes and nearby pets and people so you don't splash everyone with a little green.
For more information, check out the company's information sheet, here.
I give this product 3 1/2 stars. It's good "first-aid for lawns and landscapes", but it does look like paint!