The Q&A Archives: Keep Dogs & Cats Out Of My Garden

Question: Dogs & cats are continually doing their thing in my garden.

I have heard there was something you could place around your garden site and it would keep them out.

Answer: Dogs and cats can be a real nuisance in the garden. There are several options available. One is to talk to the pet owners, another is to check with the local ordinances for leash and stray animal laws; another measure to keep dogs out is a fence, while some gardeners report success using wire mesh and/or thorny material such as rose clippings to make mulch less attractive to cats; yet another method is to try repellents. Commercial repellents (Get Away brand sprays are available from Burpee 800-888-1447) need to be applied and reapplied to the garden according to the label instructions, as do home made repellents such as a garlic and/or pepper based spray. I hope this helps.

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