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Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions
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If your visitors are neighborhood pets, try making your garden an undesirable destination; fence it off. Scent repellents may work, but some chemical formulations may not be appropriate around edible crops. (Check with your local garden center.) Or apply natural deterrents, such as cayenne pepper and garlic, to your plants.Placing mothballs, hair (from your barber or salon), or citrus-fruit peels near the plants may be effective. Sharp stones or thorny branches, or planting your flowers through a lattice screen, will keep dogs and cats away, too. Gardener’s Supply Company (Burlington, VT; 888-833-1412) offers “Cat Scat,” a plastic mat with soft spikes that deters digging. Motion-activated sprinklers or an ultrasonic noise alarm activated by a motion sensor are other alternatives.

–R. Wayne Mezitt
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