mnmat said:I have 4 cats that love my raised beds! Before seeds sprout I lay 4' plastic fencing over the beds. Cant scratch over the plastic. When the plants are a few inches tall I cover the beds with about 4-6 inches of straw mulch. I've watched the cats scratch in the mulch but when they couldn't get a cleared spot of dirt they stopped and left the beds. The long strands of straw ended up getting in the way when they scratched it . I haven't had any trouble since I started using straw. Its been several years now.
katesflowers said:Stone - I know your pain if you have voles, too. I'm hoping Charcoal, our new feral cat, likes voles. Time will tell.
I use chicken wire over the lily bed to keep the cat from digging, otherwise he has free rein.
Sorry about the snake tangle. I like snakes. But mine are garter snakes, non-poison.
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