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Old 03-08-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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how do i keep the cats out?


I want to start a garden but i think the cats will think its a big litter box is there something i can put down to keep them from useing the dirt? thanks louann

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Are these your cats or the neighbors?

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Are these your cats or the neighbors?
these are my cats,
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I assume you let your cats out. Have you thought about putting them on a leash attached to a wire/rope ie, like a dog run? My cat is on one because she is pretty much an indoor cat and when and if she goes out, she would have more damage done to her that her doing the damage. She can't go to far but she still does enjoy it out side and best of all, I don't have to worry about her not coming back, getting hurt or annoying my neighbours by using their flower gardens.

Another thing I have heard was that there is a specific kind of flower that they don't like, or are not supposed to like. I might be wrong as this was some time ago that I heard this but I heard marigolds are supposed to deter cats from using your garden as a liter box. Might want to do a web search but hopefully this has gave you and idea.
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Motion activated sprinkler. They will learn pretty quick. http://www.amazon.com/Contech-Electr.../dp/B000071NUS http://www.scatmat.com/Products/Scarecrow/ http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/info/keepingout.htm See a whole line of stuff here http://www.contech-inc.com/products/
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I heard that sprinkling red pepper powder around the mulch area works. Fire in the hole.
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My family has never had a problem with our cats digging in the gardens, both flower and vegetable - over 20 years.

The veggie garden usually had a chickenwire fence around it to keep rabbits out, but the cats could easily jump over it if they wanted to.
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You could try coyote urine. I believe that works on skunks, raccoons, etc. Haven't tried it yet myself but I 'm going to give it a shot for something that has been using the area below my porch.
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where do you get that????? Let me know how well that works.

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