How to Keep Cats off Your Lawn

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What You'll Need
Baking soda
Coffee grounds
Biocide crystals
Scat mat
Electronic device

Cats can kill lawn grass or lead to ugly yellow spots on an otherwise perfectly manicured lawn. In addition to filling up the entire area with an unbearable stench, they might attract other cats to your lawn and exasperate the problem. Here are some ways to keep away cats from your lawn:

Use Baking Soda Solution

Cats usually choose a spot and stick to it. Add one cup of baking soda to a gallon of water, mix well, and sprinkle the solution to the chosen area. This will not only rejuvenate the dying grass, but also cover the smell left behind by the cat. Continue this practice until the grass grows again.

Use Tabasco, Garlic and Dish Washing Soap

Mix Tabasco, garlic powder and dish washing soap in a gallon of water and spray the mixture on the extremities of your lawn every few days.

Use Vinegar

Add one cup of full-strength vinegar to a gallon of water and spray it around your lawn. The strong scent of vinegar keeps cats at bay.

Sprinkle Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds have a strong scent. In addition to keeping cats away from your lawn, they fertilize lawn grass. Just sprinkle the coffee ground all over your lawn and watch the grass grow without any cat problems.

Plant Cat Deterrents

There are plants cats absolutely hate like Coleus Canina,popularly known as the "scaredy cat plant" or the "piss off plant". You can incorporate these into your landscaping to keep cats off of your lawn or garden.

Use Electronic Devices

One device in this category with a lot of raves on the market is the Pestbyte Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Repellent but there are many other electronic devices you can try. These devices work by creating an infra red zone. If the cat strays into this zone the device releases an ultrasonic sound which is highly disturbing to cats yet inaudible to humans.

Use Cat Scat Mats

These plastic mats have spikes that scare cats aways when they encounter them. Place these mats around the perimeter of your garden to keep your furry family members from going into those parts of your garden they shouldn't. If this is your choice for your garden, you can find them here.

Use Biocide Crystals

These gel crystals are sprinkled around your lawn or garden and work by confusing the cat's sense of smell. This prevents them from territory marking and fouling in your garden. Here is a product you can try.