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How To Keep Your Cats In Your Garden

How To Keep Your Cats In Your Garden

and keep the neighbourhood Tom cats out! I’ve just had a comment left by Bella from Australia who went into detail explaining how she made sure her cats couldn’t escape from her garden and just as importantly, ensured the local Toms couldn’t get in. Here it is…. Perhaps I can help a few of you….I’ve just spent the summer cat proofing my yard, wanting to keep my two female cats in and the three tommies out! My cats are HIV...
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How To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden

How To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden

I get quite a few emails asking how to stop cats pooping in your garden when the cat owner doesn’t give a poop about you or your flower beds. One I received a few days ago in particular had an air of desperation to it that is familiar to many a gardener. Here’s the email….. Dear Bob My husband and I are at our wits end with our neighbours cat. Don’t get us wrong, we know the right to roam law relating...
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Keep Cats Off Your Lawn

Keep Cats Off Your Lawn

As you probably know, cats like to bury their mess which is why they are attracted to our freshly raked borders and forked raised beds. Although not common, it has been known for some male cats to forsake the burying part and instead take a liking to doing its business on your nice lawn. You can almost picture Tom sniggering in the general direction of your bedroom window while he takes his nightly dump in the middle of your lawn....
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Cats Hate Chicken Wire

One of the best and most useful cat deterrent tips I ever found online was that cats do not like the feel of chicken wire on the pads of their paws so they won’t climb it and avoid walking on it if at all possible. Not only that but they can’t dig in any areas you have strategically placed the wire making it the best cat deterrent against digging I have yet to find. Of course, it is not going...
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How To Keep Cats Out Of Your Yard

Before you start looking at buying one of the many commercial cat deterrents on the market you should first of all consider if there’s anything you can do to discourage or stop cats from entering your yard in the first place. Cats will be attracted to yards that have lots of bird activity so if you have a bird table or bath in your garden you should consider putting it away in the shed, at least until you have solved...
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Cat Spray Repellents – The Pros and Cons of Cat Sprayers

While most commercial cat deterrents are designed to scare cats away the cat spray repellent work by making an area less attractive to cats by giving off a smell or taste they don’t like. Some of them contain the urine of foxes or other cat predators so I suppose you could argue they fall under the  cat scarer category too. They are used on areas the cat does its business or sprays to mark its territory and this brings its...
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Cat Repellent Recipes You Can Make Yourself

Using one of these home made cat repellent recipes means you will know exactly what ingredients are in it so you can be sure it is environmentally friendly and safe. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying a commercial cat deterrent and they tend to be friendlier to the human nose! Why are there so many different cat repellent recipes listed below? All cats are different and what works on one may not work on another. As an example, some of...
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Water Bottle and Cat Myth

If you have spent more than half an hour looking for ways to keep cats out of your garden you will have come across the old water bottle and cat myth, probably more than once. I have seen posts on gardeners forums where people swear leaving half filled bottles of water around the garden scares away visiting cats. I’ve also read several explanations of why this works. The popular belief is that the reflection the cat sees looking back at...
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