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Old 04-04-2015, 05:24 AM
 
Location: The Palmetto State
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I have a major issue. Stray cats in the neighborhood are spraying my plant bed and leaving a horrible smell behind. Is there a product out there to deter the cats away from the area? I'm about to put new mulch in this weekend (I know, not the best thing for cats), so I'm trying to prepare for what's to come as there is already a stench in the plant bed.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I've had this problem with my own cat, as well as other neighborhood cats. If the area isn't too big, you could buy a bag of wooden skewers and stick them in the dirt to keep them away.
Then the odor will just dissipate.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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How to Get Rid of the Smell of Cat Urine in Flower Beds

How to Get Rid of the Smell of Cat Urine in Flower Beds | eHow
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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Plants That Are Used to Repel Cats - Pets
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:32 AM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Placing a few mothballs around will keep the cats away, and at the same time, mask the smell. The disadvantage is that your garden will smell like your grandmother's bedroom closet.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You might find some success with the animal repellants normally sold at Home Depot or Lowe's. I use Shot-Gun Repels-All in my yard. It seems to be working so far. I have deer, raccoons and a couple fox. The stuff stinks pretty good. Some deer ate my flowers a couple weeks ago. I sprayed the pot with this stuff and they have since grown back and show no signs of being on the menu.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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I've heard to plant plastic forks with the tines up. You can also liberally powder with pepper or hot pepper and reapply as needed.
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