Dog problems - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Mimi Lilly
Port Saint Lucie, Fl
Question by luxio
April 10, 2010
Hello! I have a dog, she is a Beagle. I recently build a raised vegetable garden bed, and my dog started laying on the garden bed and walking on it. The garden bed isn't very high about 1 foot tall maybe shorter.Anyway what kind a plant would repel my dog? I heard that marigolds may repel dogs, is that true? I don't want to use chemicals, or sound waves or any of that stuff.
Thank you!

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2010


Marigolds will only repel your dog if the leaves or flowers are crushed so I don't know that that's an option. Aside from training your dog to stay out of the garden or placing a temporary barrier such as those little picket fences that come in 2' long pieces, I can't think of anything else that might work. Planting dwarf barberry shrubs around the garden might work. They have sharp spines on the branches that might be a deterrent. Hope you find something that works!

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