Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

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Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:49 am

Since I last mowed the lawn three small areas of the lawn have turned white. We've no bitches, I'm not aware of foxes, but we do have lots of hedgehogs that leave little wavy trails across the grass at night. I wonder whether the stuff to neutralise dog stains would work?
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Re: Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:08 pm

Dear Plumpudding, the big house where i work at on a Friday, has a large garden that is securely fenced in and has hedgehogs in it. And the lawns there get these bleached, white marks and as there is no dog, i think you could be right about the hedgehogs causing the marks.
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Re: Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:28 pm

Thanks OH, do they treat them with anything?
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Re: Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:09 am

No they don't treat the patches wit anything, Plumpudding, but the patches soon seem to fill in again.....and the lawns are also huge, so the patches don't show up as much, as if it was a smaller area.....
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Re: Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:14 am

I'll try a bit of lawn food then and see if it helps green it up again. It's lovely to have the hedgehogs back anyway.
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Re: Does hedgehog wee cause white patches on lawns?

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:23 pm

There sees a complete lack of hedgehogs around here this yeat....a real shame.
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