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Kitty litter for mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doug Perrone, Mar 26, 2001.

  1. Doug Perrone

    Doug Perrone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Can anyone tell me how to get my cats to stop using my mulch beds for kitty litter. its really pissing me off (no Pun intended)
  2. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I know how ya feel,the wife and I just put our houseplants out on the deck and had to use bird netting around the top of the pots to keep the cats from chitten in them! I gues you cant cover all your mulch beds with bird net! Try your local pet store....bet they have a repellent.

  3. SodFather

    SodFather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Put some around the perimeter of the beds they dont like the smell.

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Spray the beds with citrus, lemon juice or apple anything with citrus cats hate it. And if it rains you'll have to spray it again.
  5. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,926

    One of the oldest tricks are moth balls.
    Next step would be cayan pepper.
    Make sure your kitty box is always fresh. Change the box more often. You can't really stop the "call of nature", just can try to discourage it.
  6. I've used moth balls and even cut and laid blackberry brambles down. I even have one customer that put old light bulbs (not broken ones) in her beds to try and discourage the neighbors cat from using her rose bed.
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    find a coyote to guard them.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    It's called a shotgun down south!
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I think the best way and natural way is to add lavender to the mulch. You can either plant lavender or add the smell of lavender...it is a natural repellant to cats...stray cats in our customer beds was a big problem but not any more...( There is also a spray repellant at local pet stores like skyphoto suggested.
  10. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    CO2 Pellet rifle to the hind leg, blunt pellet.

    Kitty will carry the pellet for the rest of his life, and will never forget the sting.


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