Keep cats away from your plants
Cats are naturally curious creatures, and unfortunately, they can wreak havoc on your beloved plants. Whether they are using the soil as a litter box or nibbling on leaves, it’s important to find ways to keep them away and protect your plants. Here are a few tips to help you keep cats away from your plants.
Create barriers to keep cats away
Firstly, consider creating a barrier around your plants. You can place small chicken wire fences or prickly materials like pine cones or thorny branches around the base of your plants. Cats typically dislike walking on these uncomfortable surfaces and will be deterred from approaching your plants. Additionally, you can use garden netting or plant cages to create a physical barrier between your plants and the cats.
Effective Cat Deterrents: Citrus and Herbs
Another effective method is to use scents that cats find unpleasant. Cats dislike the smell of citrus, so you can spread orange or lemon peels around your plants, or use citrus-scented essential oils diluted with water as a spray. Similarly, cats have an aversion to strong-smelling herbs like lavender, rosemary, or garlic. Grow these plants near your vulnerable ones or use their oil-infused sprays to deter your feline friends.
Redirect your cats attention, save plants!
Providing an alternative scratching area or litter box can help redirect your cat’s attention away from your plants. Place a scratching post or a few catnip toys in an area away from your plants to entice the cat to use them. If your cat tends to dig in the soil, provide a designated litter box filled with sand or dirt nearby. By giving your cat an acceptable alternative, they are less likely to bother your plants.