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How Dog Waste Destroys Lawns

Dog waste is a serious problem for homeowners. A single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which can be transferred to humans and other animals through contact. Dog excrement also has the potential of ruining your lawn by breaking down soil quality with nitrogen levels that are too high. While it may seem like an impossible task to keep your yard free from doggy deposits, there are steps you can take to help reduce the number of droppings in your yard!

What Problems Can Dog Waste Cause?

Even though dog feces may appear to be innocuous, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disagrees. In the same category as herbicides, pesticides, oil, grease, poisonous compounds, and acid drainage, dog feces is considered environmental pollution. It performs the opposite of nourishing your lawn, discoloring, and even burning your lovely green grass.


Dog waste can cause significant problems to your lawn. After dog waste has built up for some time, you may notice your lawn is not as healthy as it once was. Many people say their lawns have been ruined by dog waste, as it leaves a yellowish-green tint to the grass. This is due to high nitrogen levels in the soil from animal urine and feces.


The best way to prevent dog waste from damaging your lawn is to address the problem before it becomes a disaster. We have some tips on how to keep your lawn looking amazing, even if you have a whole house of furry friends.

Tips for Lawn Upkeep When You Have Dogs

Make sure to pick up after your dog, or hire us to do it! Not only will this help keep the yard clean, but it also helps protect humans and other animals from harmful bacteria that can be found in feces!


It would help if you also considered using fertilizers with ammonium sulfate to lower nitrogen content levels. This will reduce the rate of growth and minimize damage to your lawn.


If you need help with your dog's feces, book a cleanup today! We can remove all types of waste from any yard regardless of size. Our team is highly trained and ready to please, so give us a call today for more information about our services!


It's also a good idea to pick up your dog's presents before you get your lawn mowed. If you wait for the grass to grow long enough, you won't be able to see them! By leaving your dog's poop on your lawn, you are spreading what the EPA and CDC have judged to be "hazardous" chemicals all over your lawn by leaving the dog's feces in the backyard while you mow. It will undoubtedly degrade the color and appearance of your lush green grass, as well as increase your chances of contracting zoonoses. Zoonoses are caused by the eggs of roundworms and other parasites, which can survive for years in your soil. Which, of course, sounds scary if your child wants to play a harmless backyard game of catch.


Dog waste is also a nuisance to many. Most people can relate to the feeling of stepping in a pile of dog waste walking through the park or on the sidewalk. The smell is just as bad, if not worse, than stepping in it and can ruin even your favorite pair of shoes! The best course of action is to remove the waste professionally simply.

Dog Waste Removal Service in Illinois

Doggy Detail is unlike other dog waste removal services you've used. Enjoy a poop-free trash can at home, because unlike many of our competitors, we take the poop with us.

  • Our Poop Scoopers work all year round in Chicagoland
  • Every Poop Scooper is thoroughly trained and has passed a background check.
  • All Poop Scoopers clean their shoes and tools after each yard so that there is no spread of any potential dog diseases. We provide you with a cross-contamination-free service.
  • Poop Scoopers will clean up your yards and dog runs.
  • At your request, we can provide you with combination locks to ensure the safety of your yard at no additional cost.
  • There are no contracts to sign. We can start and stop your service over the phone or by email. There is no minimum service period, but we do require at least 24-hour notice to cancel service.

Contact Us

At Doggy Detail, we raise the woof by offering many ways to help you with your doggy sidekick. We always have time for your furry friend. From daily walking to our Visit n' Play services, they'll never be lonely when you're away. If you have questions about our services, please call us at (847) 212-5616, or send us an email at


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