Dog and cat intruders

Asked November 28, 2017, 10:07 AM EST

Is there anything I can spread to keep dogs and cats from using our mulch, especially around our boxwoods, as a bathroom area? There are a few brown areas on our boxwoods now and there is an odor also. Thanks.

Wicomico County Maryland

1 Response

Try placing chicken wire over the areas the animals favor. It makes digging impossible. You may be able to remove it after they are "trained" to not use the mulch. There are also animal repellents on the market.
Keep in mind that boxwoods are notorious for their natural "cat urine" odor.