Cat Pooh In Beds

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Strawbridge Lawn, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    A lady asked me what can be done to keep cats out of her mulch beds for they are under the shrubs defacating.. Any products that can be applied over new mulch that will deter them?

  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    If you do a search on google you will find a few products that can't don't like the smell of. That should help out the problem I can't remember the name though
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I've used moth balls before. They didn't eliminate all the cats from the beds, but they sure stayed away better than before. They do smell somewhat, so be careful where you place them (windows, doors, etc.).
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Cat Nip!!!! :p
    No there are several products availible. Try going to your local grange or Lesco or ??? in your area.....
    I have used a mint flavored/smelling powder on my own and a few customers beds and have had good results. However it is kinda expensive when you break it down. It has to be placed every 4-6 weeks and at 11 bucks for 400 sqft of coverage it does not get all your customers on board easily.
    I wish I had some at this time but the local grange has been out for the last month and not expecting any for at least a month. Hope my beds hold up till then.
  5. nuchdig

    nuchdig LawnSite Member
    from oh
    Messages: 43

    dog poop! Cats like to "work" in fine soils. In some instances a few crushed up clay pots placed just under the mulch will keep them out. They don't like the jagged edges.
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I saw some dog and cat repellant at lowes
  7. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    how about a bb gun?

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