How to clean dog urine from patio or backyard

So, you’ve completely toilet trained your puppy (congrats!), but now your outdoor area is starting to suffer. It doesn’t matter if you have a patio, grassed area or a garden filled with mulch and plants, the smell of dog urine can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if your outdoor area is small.

Why does my outdoor area smell like dog urine?

Dogs instinctively go to the toilet in the same place, especially when there is already a scent there. It is likely that if they urinate in one spot, they will continue to urinate in that same spot every time, causing the smell to build up.

A concrete patio or courtyard is also more likely to hold onto that urine smell and cause discolouration, as it is a very porous material.

There are so many different ways you can get rid of dog smell in your home, but you may not know how to do the same for your outdoor area.

So here’s what you need to do to get rid of dog urine smell from your backyard.

  1. A hose
  2. Gloves
  3. Spray bottle or watering can
  4. Squeegee or scrubbing brush
  5. Dog urine cleaner & deodoriser

Firstly, use water to wash dog urine away

The first thing you should do if you notice dog urine smell outside or have seen your dog urinate on concrete or tiles is to use water to wash it off with a hose. This will get rid of excess urine and should eliminate a lot of the smell.

It’s especially important to rinse hard surfaces as soon as you discover urine as it can leave a stain if not removed quickly.

Using a sprinkler or hose on grass after urination also helps to reduce the chance of urine burn on grass from the nitrogen in your dog’s urine. Nitrogen is actually good for your lawn, but too much can kill it. Encouraging your dog to drink more water can reduce the amount of nitrogen in their wee.

Next, use a dog urine deodoriser

You can remove the dog urine smell with a Pet Urine & Odour Destroyer. This will get rid of the offending smell and can be used on multiple surfaces.

It also helps to stop your dog urinating on the same spot every time. If you have a patio or courtyard, this patio cleaner will be your best friend!

Step 1: Spray on and around the stain, saturating the area.

Step 2: Allow the product to soak for 2-3 minutes then wipe the area with clean, dry cloth. Use a bristle brush to loosen dirt if needed.

Step 3: Allow the area to dry naturally & completely before letting children or pets to re-enter the area.

Step 4: Repeat as needed for stubborn stains.

Lastly, use a specialty outdoor cleaner

Using the Good Scruff Patio Cleaner & Deoderiser in combination with your Pet Urine & Odour Destroyer will ensure there are absolutely no lingering stains or urine smell outside.

What’s better is that because it’s plant-based, it won’t be harmful to your pets or plants if it is absorbed into the ground.

How to completely remove dog smell out of concrete or backyard

Apply to dry surfaces only. Dilute 1:10 with lukewarm water for normal use in a low-pressure garden sprayer or watering can. Adjust dilution to maximise results.

Step 1: Thoroughly apply diluted mix onto the surface and scrub with a bristle brush to loosen dirt if needed.

Step 2: Wait 10 minutes then wash away with a water hose and use a squeegee to direct excess liquid to drain. Repeat as needed for stubborn stains.

Step 3: Allow the area to dry naturally & completely before letting children or pets to re-enter the area.

Step 4: Rinse out sprayer or watering can after use.

If you need to remove dog urine smell from your outdoor area, you can’t go past our Outdoor Power Couple. Made up of our Urine & Odour Destroyer and Patio Cleaner & Deoderiser; these will not only remove the smell of dog urine from your patio or courtyard but will also get rid of stains as well. You’ll be enjoying your smell-free outdoor area again in no time!