How do you keep cats out of garden areas? It’s a dang good question and one I am frequently asked.
While I don’t have a feline friend to call my own, my neighbor’s cat does like to wander throughout my garden. And while I don’t mind the company, cats really can be quite devastating to a garden. If you’re having difficulty keeping your garden feline-free, take a look at these tips and trips to safely keep cats out of the garden.
How To Keep Cats Out Of Garden
Natural Ways-Orange Peels
One of the easiest ways to keep cats out of the garden is to scatter cut up orange peels across your garden beds. Cats really really dislike citrus, and they decompose after a while, too. Making for super easy cleanup! Alternatively, use a diluted pure orange essential oil for the same effect.
Rosemary Essential Oils
Believe it or not, certain essential oils are wonderful at repelling garden pests! For example, rosemary essential oil is a great cat deterrent! Dilute ten drops of pure rosemary oil into a spray bottle full of water and douse problem areas with it. Additionally, citronella and orange oils do the same thing.
Store Bought Pet Deterrent
If all else fails, store-bought deterrents can work wonders. Sprinkle this dog and cat repellent over the areas of your garden that need it most, and watch as it acts as an invisible barrier. Animals won’t be interested in sniffing through your tomatoes anymore.
Plants To-Plant Coleus Canina
Or, instead of store-bought products, plant the Coleus Canina flower around the borders of your garden. It’s known as the scaredy cat plant. When you brush up against the plant, it releases a smell similar to a skunk, keeping cats far away from your garden. The only downside is that you’ll have to smell these flowers, too! But if it works it works, right?
Okay, now this one might just be a little cruel, but it does work great when it comes to keeping the cats away! This sprinkler is motion activated, sending a stream of water and a flash of light to startle animals and keep them from returning. Just make sure you turn it off before you go out to do your gardening chores. And now you know how to keep cats out of the garden!
And, if cats aren’t your only pest concern, try this all-natural deer repellent.
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