cats in vege garden - Knowledgebase Question

Spokane Valley, Wa
Question by dls_rls1023
June 16, 2010
How to discourage cats to stay out of my garden,and using it for a potty?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2010


The easiest way to keep cats from digging in the soil is to put a barrier down. Try either crumpled chicken wire, or a thick mulch on the bare soil. Use a woven weed barrier type material or large cedar bark chips between plants. You can also drive stakes around the perimeter of the garden and string nylon fishing line criss-cross fashion from stake to stake. Keep the line about 6 inches off the top of the soil and make sure it crosses at least every 12 inches. Cats won't have room to walk or dig and will find a more convenient place to go.

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