Dog Poop in Planting Areas

I read an article you posted about dog poop and gardens. I know dog poop is not good to use, but what if your dog has pooped all winter where you want to plant. Is there any way to "clean" the soil, or do I just need to remove the surface feces and turn the soil over and plant as usual? Thanks!

Ad


Hardiness Zone: 5b

Aurora from Rensselaer, IN

Answers

To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 26, 20100 found this helpful

Well move the plants in hard to reach areas for the dog.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

0 found this helpful
January 20, 2012 Flag

Is it good to eat the oranges off the orange tree, if the dog poops near it daily and urinates as well?

By Bonnie

Ad
AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 20, 20120 found this helpful

It won't effect the fruit at all. Think about it - people commonly fertilize their gardens with cow manure, and, even better, chicken manure. The dog waste moistens the soil at the surface level, where it is filtered by the grass and soil. It evaporates quickly, and never gets deep enough into the soil to effect the tree. Trees take their water from deep levels in the soil, and filter it even more by the time it gets to the fruit. Rest assured that - unless you are using chemical pesticides on it - the fruit is healthy, wholesome, and wonderful.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Related Content(article continues below)
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening AdviceMarch 13, 2007
Guides
Growing carrots and other vegetables.
Planting Vegetables Together
Pug looking guilty.
Training a Dog to Poop on a Training Pad
Dog Poop Bag Dispenser
Making a Dog Poop Bag Dispenser
Blackberries ripening on a vine.
Growing Blackberries
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 15, 2017 at 6:46:30 PM on 10.0.0.234 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!