Cat's poo - Knowledgebase Question

Corona, Ca
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Question by tenmorita
February 25, 2010
I'm not a pet owner, but there are two neighbor cats who are using my yard (onto the lawns) as a toilet everyday. The cat owners are unconcerned about my problem. I have tried sprinkling the repelling powder in the areas but it doesn't deter them.
The some lawns have already died.
Do you have any good idea?

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010
You can't blame cats for wanting to dig in fresh, sweet soil, but it can be bothersome to have them digging in your flower beds. Cats are creatures of habit. The key is to break that habit by making their experience in your flower bed an unpleasant one. You can put up a temporary barrier until they learn not to visit your garden, or you can place decorative stone or large pieces of bark over the soil surface between your plants to keep cats from digging. An inexpensive deterrent consists of stakes placed around your flower bed with nylon fishing line strung from stake to stake. Keep the line about 6" above the soil surface and make sure it criss-crosses every 8". Cats entering the bed will quickly exit because they'll be afraid of getting their legs caught. Once the cats associate fear with being near the flower bed, they'll stop visiting. Hope this helps!

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