There are several methods for preventing cats from using a garden as a litter box, including using chicken wire over the soil, applying commercial cat repellent, installing sprinklers and putting mothballs in vented jars... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

Plastic forks stuck in the ground upside down, Popsicle sticks, wooden chopsticks and hot peppers discourage cats from entering a garden. French marigolds, rue plants, citrus, ammonia, citronella oil and dish washing liq... More »

One effective way to keep cats away from growing plants is to cover soil patches with twigs or pine cones, as cats do not like walking on spiked surfaces. Alternatively, chickenwire can be laid around growing plants and ... More »

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To keep cats out of a garden, lay down chicken wire in a planting bed above the soil before planting crops or flowers. Cats do not enjoy walking on chicken wire and are unlikely to attempt it a second time. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats