Cat Poop in the Garden: How to Keep Cats Out

If you are tired of finding cat poop in your garden, do not worry; there are things you can try to deter cats from entering your yard. The following list covers ten effective treatments you can implement to discourage cats from coming into your yard.

  1. Visit your local nursery; here you can buy several commercial products designed to prevent cats from ruining your garden.
  2. Moth balls can be used to repel cats.
  3. The scent of Olbas Oil is said to be offensive to cats.
  4. Use several layers of pine cones around the boarder of your garden.
  5. Cats dislike geraniums, marigolds and petunias. Try planting them throughout your garden to keep the cats at bay.
  6. Scare the cats away with a motion activated sprinkler.
  7. Owning an outdoor cat or dog always discourages vagrant animals from entering your property.
  8. Cover bare soil with gravel or recycled rubber to prevent cats from digging.
  9. Planting lavender in your garden is said to completely repel cats from an area. Although the scent of lavender is delightful to many humans, cats hate it.
  10. Distributing the urine of another animal in your garden is said to be the most effective method of eradicating unwanted cats. Coyote and other animal urines are packaged and sold as deterrents. Cats are less likely to defecate in an area where another animal has already “marked its territory.”