The fact that there are ten suggestions of ways to keep cats out of your garden indicates that there is no one easy answer to this problem. Perhaps a more realistic title would be “Ten Things You Can Try To Keep Felines At Bay”. Having said that there are ten sensible ideas which include wire, water and thinking like a cat. Also discussed are various commercial repellents including Lion Poo which it seems is not a lot of use. These ideas come from an article by David Beaulieu which I found on The Spruce website.
?How do you keep cats out of your yard? Cats are unpredictable, so there are few sure-fire cat repellents. However, some of the best approaches known to stop strays and other feline intruders from using your garden as their own personal litter box are listed below.
Broadly speaking, all of these diverse approaches can be labeled as “cat repellents” because they are all designed to repel unwanted cats from a specific area.?Also included is an example of the commercial products more narrowly associated with the label “cat repellents” (namely, products that come in a can and are sprinkled on the ground to keep cats away).
A Preventive Cat Repellent
If you have not planted a flower bed?yet but anticipate having trouble keeping cats out of your yard, be aware that one of the most effective cat repellents is readily available at most any hardware store: chicken wire.
Lay chicken wire down on top of your soil (or mulch, if you are using mulch in the bed), across the planting bed before you plant. Why? Because cats hate walking on chicken wire. Using wire cutters, you will be able to open up pockets in the chicken wire sufficiently large for installing your plants.
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