Deterring Neighborhood Cats From Your Yard

Throw citrus fruit peels around plants. Cats dislike the strong citrusy smell of oranges, limes and lemons. 

 Citrus Scents  

Place thorny rose bush prunings or pine cone mulch around gardens to discourage digging and using as litter boxes

 Spiky Prunings

 Install motion detector sprinklers that temporarily spray water when cats enter - they learn to avoid!  

Scare Sprinklers   

Lion dung spray mimics predator scent and frightens cats away from treated yard and garden areas.  

Lion Poop  

Spread fresh coffee grounds which cats dislike walking on. Musty smells also help mask inviting garden aromas.   

Coffee Grounds  

Sprinkle mixes of cat repellent essential oils like lavender, lemongrass, citronella and eucalyptus. 

Essential Oils  

Row covers, small greenhouses, mesh nets over plants protect them while hampering cat access.  

Garden Shelters  

Tips to Deter Cats From Poisonous Plants