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Published April 22, 2010, 11:05 AM

Richland Co. farmer hopes yellow doggy spots can make him some green

Wyndmere, ND (WDAY TV) - The good news is it's not 20-below when you let out your dog in the morning. The bad news is your yard still "bears the marks of winter". But during this Earth Week celebration, a rural Richland County farmer has come up with a way to rid your grass of those yellow doggy spots.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

This farm dog named Rascal is the reason Edd Goerger has become an entrepreneur. The yellow spots in the farm yard have landed Rascal on the label of the new invention.

“Excess nitrogen, we take care of that with an ammonia nitrate eating bacteria.”

Today, Gerger got another load of Rascal Spots, a non-chemical all natural liquid that is sprayed over lawns that are peppered with winter kill. Yellow patches in the lawn from a winter of yellow snow.

“Gives it some relief because the excess nitrogen is burning the tops that are growing and any salts are inhibiting any root growth.”

Gerger is now sending the product throughout the country. The product simply attaches to your garden hose and is sprayed over the dead patches.

“You start seeing the results in two weeks. Full grass about three to four.”

Rascal never thought something so natural to him would earn him all this face time. Gerger is hoping all this yellow helps him earn a little of the green.

Goerger's Rascal Spots is available at Scheel's Hardware and Waggy Tails and costs 34-dollars. Because it is all natural, the product is safe around children and pets.