Still "thinking like a cat," let's consider something else felines are fussy about: the texture of what they step on.This is one natural way to keep cats out of the yard -- more specifically, to keep cats from pooping in your garden. So here is an idea: in mulching the problem bed, include something on which the refined paws of cats will fear to tread, such as sharp-edged pine cones.8.
As in landscaping with dogs, sometimes the path of least resistance provides the best solution to your problem.
Strike a compromise with your cat by planting a separate bed of catnip plants, in another part of the yard.
Not all cats go nuts over catnip plants, but those who do may come to view their "catnip patch" as their own private sanctuary and make it their new favorite hangout, thereby allowing you to keep your garden as your own sanctuary. Better still, make a sandbox just for cats and keep it in close proximity to the catnip plants.
Chances are that the sandbox will serve as a magnet for cat poop. You simply situate the device so that it faces toward the garden.
Sure, you will have to clean up the cat poop afterwards. Hi-tech approaches to keeping cats from pooping in gardens do not stop with the motion-activated sprinklers mentioned on Page 1. Ultrasound devices such as Cat Stop operate on a high frequency. A motion sensor detects the intruder's presence, and Cat Stop then gives off its high-frequency sound, scaring off the cat.
The concern over how to repel cats is readily understandable and has nothing to do with whether or not one likes cats.
Nor does it matter that much whether the cats in question are your own or someone else's.
Cats usually will not bother with an area mulched in stone.
They would rather be "pussyfooting around" where the digging's easier on their paws.