To keep the neighbor’s feral kitties out of my garden and new planter box.
It has been a constant battle. Any bare batch of dirt more than a few square inches is apparently fair game for the cats. Especially the new planter box, which is filled with nice, soft, fluffy potting soil.
They have an entire dirt-filled yard, but come use mine whenever they can get away with it, which is mostly at night.
But I have finally foiled them. The trick? Laying down chicken wire over the ground, and cutting holes for the plants as necessary. The veggie garden can pretty much stay this way all season.
As for the planter box, I’ve just laid bits and pieces of chicken wire over bare areas, which I’ll move as I finish planting, or as the plants fill in.
Princess says not to blame her – it’s those bad kitties next door. And it’s true – she doesn’t usually use those areas, and I’ve never had a problem with the garden prior to the new
kids kittens on the block. She also does a good job of standing guard to keep the other cats out of HER yard whenever she’s outside.