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Article: Household Composting: how to keep cats out of the flower bed?

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klaegel
Rootstown, OH

April 30, 2008
4:11 PM

Post #4887133

How can I keep the outside cats out of my flower beds? They dig and break of parts of the plant.
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2008
7:14 PM

Post #4887983

There are lots of devices you can put out, including water sprayers and noisemakers. I have also heard of "Scat Mats" or "Scat Cats" you can put down - they are soft plastic spikes that cats don't like to step on. This sounds a little mean to me, though... You might also try some kind of repellent spray, either predator urine (I know...gross) or lavender, which cats supposedly don't like the smell of.

Here's a link to the Scat Mat:
http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Gardeners-Site/default/Product-SellPage?OfferID=11687&SC=
klaegel
Rootstown, OH

April 30, 2008
8:57 PM

Post #4888416

Thank you Great info.
helenchild
Decatur, GA

December 8, 2008
10:39 PM

Post #5872010

I have put chicken wire down in garden beds. Cats don't like walking on the wire and can't dig either so usually go somewhere else to do their business.

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