Cats and dogs maybe our favourite pets, but to keep them away from the garden and flowers around the house is a challenge. Sometimes, it may look like they enjoy breaking your flower pots, digging the ground and generally messing up your flower beds.
But just because they are adorable, you cannot ignore their mischievous acts. So, pull up your sleeves and get going with some of these tips and tricks.
Fence them out
A smart way to decorate your garden, and, at the same time, keep cats and dogs away. Invest in some colourful, strong and medium-sized fencing for the garden to keep your plants happy and pets away.
Most cats and dogs don’t like water. If your pet makes it a point that s/he doesn’t like water, add more sprinklers to your garden area. They will voluntarily stay away.
They would prefer staying away from pungent smell so make use of that. Decorating your garden or plants with a mixture of orange peels and coffee grounds will keep these naughty pets away. You can also hang pine cone, moat balls and rags dipped in vinegar.
Zone them out naturally
You can create a border line by growing plants like peppermint leaves, marigold, rosemary and lavender. They are considered to be a great way to keep the pets at bay.
Seek for a real solution
Your dog can be digging up holes and messing up your flower pots for various reasons, so you can begin by trying to figure out the reasons behind it. They could be doing so because they are bored, feeling the heat or looking for something to fill their tummy. Tackle the situation accordingly!