Keeping Cats Out of Gardens

Here are some helpful methods to keep cats out of your garden:


Cats prefer gardens with soft, dry dirt or sand. Anything pointy or bristly will help deter them. Some things people have used in or on dirt:


There are a number of safe, nontoxic scents that cats don’t like and will tend to avoid:


Motion-activated sprinkler (Scarecrow, Havahart etc.)

High Tech

Reverse Psychology

  • Build a sandbox to lure cats away from where you don’t want them. (This will help contain the mess in one location.)
  • Plant catnip in a location where you would prefer cats to be.