Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Litterbox Garden

When we moved here I noticed that the previous tenent had a small garden in the back area. It was a small square bordered by wood edging and pieces of wood. Well of course the pieces of wood are falling apart now. I recently dug the weeds out and smoothed the soil. Apparently this used to be an herb garden because while cleaning it out I found several little markers telling what was planted where.

I had great plans to put a couple of tomato plants and a few little flowers there. Now I guess there is no point to doing it. Why? The neighbor's cat or cats seems to think the garden area is his/her personal litterbox. Every night some wonderful little feline comes along and uses the dirt. I know this because every morning when I walk the dogs, I see that the dirt has been dug in and re-arranged. So I feel disappointed. I don't know if there is anything I can do to keep the cats out of it. I don't want to go to the expense to grow something there if it is going to be constantly dug up.

With dirt under my fingernails, again, I think it would be a pointless exercise. Sigh.


Anonymous said...

That's a shame.
Would it be possible to speak to the neighbors?

Bryndell said...

Or, like on that 2nd link...pine cones. We had to do that and it works.

Anonymous said...

I think I have heard that placing rubber snakes will deter cats from using your flower beds/garden for a litter box. Not sure though, you could do a bit of research on that maybe. Seems if it would work, it would be very costly and would be worth it if it kept the fickle felines away from your garden.