Does urinating on plants help or hurt them?

02 September 2007

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Question

Does urinating on plants help or hurt them? I suspect a little bit helps, especially if it's clear and not too yellow, but too much could kill the plant.

Answer

Urine will contain lots of things that plants like such as water and nitrates, which can act like fertilizers. But if you wee in the same place too much, you will build up a concentration of salts in the soil, and this can affect osmosis of water into the plant's roots. Salts also accumulate in the plant's leaves, potentially causing leaves to drop off, which can compromise the plant...

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My dog always pees on just one bush a lot and it seems like it's dying...would it still be alive if we change the soil and water it?

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