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How can i keep cats from using my garden as a toilet?

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gemmiegoatlegs Fri 03-Jul-09 10:23:11

On a few occasions, we have found cat turd in our flowerbeds and on our lawn.

is there anything i can put down that is safe for the dcs and our pets to be around. I heard garlic can be used but not sure how i go about marinading the garden.

Madmentalbint Fri 03-Jul-09 10:45:44

Curry plants are supposed to be good although the smell is quite strong.

Or get your own cat!

bluebump Fri 03-Jul-09 10:49:57

You want one of these on the top right of the page. My mum and dad have both bought them for their gardens and say they are great, and don't scare birds or other animals.

Terpsichore Fri 03-Jul-09 15:28:39

Gemmie, I refer you to here:

www.vanmeuwen.com/plant/73965

I've linked to this before when people have had the same problem...apparently it's very effective, though I can't claim to have tried it myself yet (am getting round to it, prevented only by inertia! wink)

You could maybe grow some in pots and then move them around as needed? These aren't the only people to stock them; if you google you'll probably find more.

DidEinsteinsMum Fri 03-Jul-09 15:37:51

4year old, water pistol, cat stalking, peace and quiet grin. it worked for us. wink

gemmiegoatlegs Sat 04-Jul-09 11:06:31

Aaarghh, I have a cat! That's how I knew we'd had cats in our garden over night, she started curiosly digging uo their toilets! So, I can't really get a frequency cat scaring thing cos then my kitty can't play out.

Again, with the water pistol cat stalking idea, i'm not overly keen on teaching my dcs to terrorize cats as they will quickly start terrorizing ours!

I have bought some of that garlic sprinkle stuff from B&Q but I will definitely have a look at those scardely cat plants, thanks Terps, as the garlic powder is only good till it rains.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 04-Jul-09 11:11:46

Cocktail sticks dotted around your flower beds. Not sure about the lawn though sorry.

gemmiegoatlegs Sat 04-Jul-09 11:12:51

I might get dh to go out for a pee ion the lawn when he gets home from the pub on a friday. That should frighten them!

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