How To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden? 8 Useful Hacks!

April 10, 2018

How To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden

Sick of cat poop building up in your garden? Worried a random feline is going to destroy your flower bed by digging it up to bury their business? Read on if you want to find out how to stop cats pooping in your garden!

How To Repel A Cat

If you have a cat, you will need to litter train them and make sure there’s a litter box inside the house. Litter training should only take a few weeks and once it’s done your cat should be happy to use the litter box and not do their business around the rest of your property.

But what if the cat fouling your garden doesn’t belong to you? It is especially annoying if the cat poo piling up in your garden doesn’t even belong to your cat, but unfortunately a lot of cat owners are damn unhelpful when their cat messes up someone else’s property because of the right to roam rule.

If you can’t get through to the owners and the cat keeps coming back, you may want to buy some cat deterrents for your garden.

Mulch The Lawn

You may have heard that mulching your lawn can help keep the grass healthy and replenished, but did you know mulching is also a good cat repellent?

Most cats don’t like the way mulch feels against their paws, plus it hides the soil where they like to do their business, so mulching the lawn can help make your garden less attractive to cats so they are less likely to come in uninvited.


Cat’s don’t tend to like the smell of citrus fruits, so one way to keep them out of your garden is to sprinkle a bunch of citrus peels around the lawn to act as a repellent. If you don’t eat loads of citrus fruit (you would need to replace the peels frequently) then citrus spray works well too.


If you get a bunch of branches or sticks and crisscross them around your plants it may keep the cats at bay. Cats don’t like walking on branches or sticks, so this can be an effective (and free) way of keeping those pesky felines out of your garden.


Chicken wire or concrete-reinforcing wire can be a good way of expelling cats from your garden. Cat’s don’t enjoy walking on wire because of the openings, so it might deter them from coming back.

Odour Repellent

Spraying your plants with a smell cats won’t enjoy (or will be afraid of) is a good way of repelling them. Pop down to your local gardening or DIY shop and see what’s on offer. Lion dung is a good repellent because it’ll make the cat think he’s in big cat territory.

Water Scarecrow

These scarecrows don’t look much like the one from the Wizard of Oz, but they can be a very effective humane animal deterrent.

These small devices are connected to a garden hose and their motion sensors will detect nearby animals. The scarecrow will then spray the animal with water to send them on their way.

Solar Powered Cat Deterrents

These devices – which also use motion sensors to detect intruding animals – let off ultrasonic noises that cats find unpleasant.

It may take a few encounters to be effective, but after a while the cat should be safely wary of your garden.

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