If you’re a cat owner, you know that cats love to dig in plants. It’s a natural instinct for them to scratch and claw at the dirt, and they often can’t resist the temptation to dig in your potted plants. While it may seem harmless, digging in plants can actually be harmful to your cat. Cats can ingest harmful chemicals and pesticides that are used on plants, and they can also damage the roots of the plants. Here are 5 tips to keep your plants safe from your cat:

  1. Use a plant stand: A plant stand will keep your plants out of reach of your cat’s claws. You can find plant stands at most home and garden stores.
  2. Cover the soil with rocks: Cats don’t like to dig in soil that’s covered in rocks. Place a layer of rocks on top of the soil in your potted plants to deter your cat from digging.
  3. Use a spray deterrent: There are many commercial products available that you can spray on your plants to deter cats. You can also make your own spray deterrent by mixing water and lemon juice in a spray bottle.
  4. Keep plants in a room that your cat doesn’t have access to: If you have plants in a room that your cat has access to, chances are they’ll end up getting dug up. Keep your plants in a room that your cat can’t get to, such as a laundry room or bathroom.
  5. Train your cat not to dig in plants: With patience and positive reinforcement, you can train your cat not to dig in plants. Start by placing your cat in a room with a plant that they’re allowed to dig in. When they start to dig, say “no” in a firm voice and give them a treat. Repeat this process until your cat no longer tries to dig in plants.

By following these tips, you can keep your plants safe from your cat’s claws.

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