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Keeping cats off bare earth areas?

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evilgiraffe Sat 04-Feb-17 17:36:59

At the front of my house there is a narrow strip of grass between our drive and next door's drive. It is about three feet wide, on a slight slope, has a drain cover in the middle and is a PITA to mow. I am planning on stripping the grass off, adding some new topsoil and sowing a "wildflower meadow" packet of seeds or two.

However, the neighbourhood cats (probably just the one, to be fair) likes to use that space as a toilet, so I'm sure it will be an even worse problem when it's all loose earth. Do you think netting of some sort would keep them off while the plants get going? I'm a bit scared of cats (and wildlife) getting under netting and getting trapped, though.

RedBugMug Sat 04-Feb-17 17:38:30

netting might help. or some chicken wire.

RedBugMug Sat 04-Feb-17 17:39:25

I would put it close to the ground with camping hooks.

evilgiraffe Sun 05-Feb-17 22:30:17

Yes, I think that might be the way forward. I hope my garden centre sells netting, if not I suppose B&Q might do? Not sure my neighbour would be too impressed with chicken wire, although it would probably be more effective...

lizzieoak Sun 05-Feb-17 22:32:04

My neighbour has put down sort of metal grill stuff to cat-proof her garden. Maybe that would help?

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