Plants To Deter Cats & Keep Them Out Of Your Garden!

Keeping cats out of your garden is a continues process, especially if you reside in a city. In this article, we will be listing known plants to deter cats! Cats hate certain smells and can smell one hundred times more than us humans. So it makes sense to use a strong-smelling plant that cats find unpleasant!

Plants To Deter Cats
Plants To Deter Cats

List Of Plants To Keep Cats Out!

Apart from using cat deterrents and fence spikes, plants are the next best thing to keeping your garden safe from poo and scent marking! All plants are available in your local B&Q, Wickes and other garden centres around the UK. You can order these plants from the internet and have them shipped to you if you prefer.

The Scaredy Cat Plant

The Scaredy Cat Plant!
The Scaredy Cat Plant!

As the name suggests, The Scaredy cat plant is our number one top pick for cat plant deterrents. It releases a similar smell to urine which cats absolutely hate. If you are happy to put up with the smell and have this plant in your garden then you will deter cats from pooing in your garden!

This type of plant is also very hardy, easy to grow and does not need lots of water to flourish! Using the Scaredy Cat Plant can have its downside because of the certain odour released fro the plant!

  • Well-known to deter cats
  • Foul-smelling “urine sent”
  • Easy to grow
  • Low maintenance

The Mint Plant

The Mint Plant!
The Mint Plant!

Once your mint plant has established well, it will release a strong mint/spearmint smell. Cats hate mint because it is such a foreign smell to them! We have mint growing all over our garden in certain points and the cats stay well clear because of its strong smell!

  • Strong mint smell
  • Easy to manage
  • Keep potted due to self-seeding

The Lavander Plant

The Lavander Plant!
The Lavander Plant!

Lavender is a great smelling plant that is known to deter cats from entering your garden. But, it’s only potent when in flower which is early and late summer! Because of this, the lavender plant is not our first choice because the winter months will see the lavender plant die off while getting ready for spring/summer!

  • Strong perfume smell
  • Easy to manage
  • Low maintenance

The Curry Plant

The Curry Plant!
The Curry Plant!

The curry plant is another hardier shrub that emits a curry sent, it’s NOT used for curry powder or any type of cooking recipe. But, it’s a great choice especially if you like curries. We all know cats hate the smell of curry and will avoid this plant because of its sent.

I have a few curry plants mixed in with my vegetable patch. Keep on top of this shrub because it spreads fast and before you know it, you have curry plants sprouting up between patios and self-seeding elsewhere!

  • Curry sent
  • Self-seeding
  • Easy to care for

Planting Tips

When planting these plants make sure you place them around the border of your garden. If you want to protect and deter cats from pooing in your flower beds or vegetable patches place these plants in pots and move accordingly. Using plants is a soft approach to keeping cats out of your garden, with many other ways to deter cats from entering your garden.

My Other Tips: Here are a few other ways to deter cats!

Plants To Keep Cats Away; Tips

Here at Wezaggle, we are always seeking new ideas and advice for your readers! If you a certain plant to keep cats away then feel free to share these ideas here.

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