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Keeping Dogs Out of Your Garden

April 18, 2013

Do marigolds and coffee grounds keep dogs away from the garden? And what else can I put down or do?

By Liz B from Mexico, ME

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April 19, 20130 found this helpful

I like to put temporary chicken wire or a temporary fence around the garden with temporary green metal stakes. I can move these at will.

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May 27, 20160 found this helpful

Do not use coffee grounds, they are fatally toxic to dogs

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June 19, 20160 found this helpful

A method I came across to keep cats away is to sprinkle orange peels and coffee grounds in the garden. Cats apparently hate the smell of citrus. Other types of citrus peels will probable work too, and there are some citrus sprays on the market as well. Dont drink coffee? Stop by Starbucks* most branches give away free used coffee grounds for composting purposes, but they will work for this method as well. My favorite thing about using the peels and coffee grinds is that not only do they keep the animals out, but they also provide your garden with a fertilizer boost!

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June 28, 20160 found this helpful

The dog always walk over the plants and destroy them and lay over the hole area

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Anonymous
May 7, 20170 found this helpful

Cinnamon keeps cats out of the garden not sure about dogs

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How can I protect my plants from my 1 year old dog? I cannot plant in the ground because he digs them up. He has destroyed my tomato plants, which were doing so well! He pulls plants out of pots if they are too low. I have come outdoors to find my plants all over the yard, big palms, ivy, anything.

I do not want to plant anymore if he will take them out, but I would love to start my veggie garden, in pots right now, before the heat really comes in. And because of the heat, my dog stays inside, so I want to take advantage of this to plant. Please help.

Hardiness Zone: 9a

By Isabel Ruiz from S. TX

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June 1, 20100 found this helpful

Build a fence out of mesh wire around your flowers or make him a fenced run. There also is a metal device that screws into the ground at the pet stores and after you screw it into the ground hook his leash to it and put it far enough away he can't get to the flowers.

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June 1, 20100 found this helpful

I would probably try to do the hanging tomato thing. And is there a place where the dog is not at that you could make your garden? In other words what about the front or the back yard? Is it fenced in? How big is the dog?

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June 1, 20100 found this helpful

I would get a large dog run and make a greenhouse out of it, it is easier than doing a fence around it, and it would be fun!

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June 29, 20100 found this helpful

My dog's leash cannot reach the garden. She does not dig, she will eat the green beans and peas all gone if she got near! Shorten up the leash.

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May 28, 20110 found this helpful

I put cayenne pepper around my plants after planting. Seems to work, until it rains that is!! I also heard that dogs don't like mint. I am growing some peppermint so I took some leaves, broke them up and scattered them on an area that I had just seeded. I can't guarantee that that's what worked but our puppy didn't dig them up as she had before. I also heard that you can put branches from rose bushes on the ground to discourage animals from digging. It didn't help with our chickens though.

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The neighbor puppy is digging in our big potted plant, what can I do to get him to stop?


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March 1, 20161 found this helpful

Placing several large bricks or decorative rocks on the soil won't hurt your plant. Just leave spaces between for water to get in.

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March 6, 20161 found this helpful

Sprinkle a little chili powder on the dirt.

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June 28, 2010

How can I keep our new puppy out of my Hostas? We tried a wire fence, but he laid on it and flattened it. We also tried a granule from the pet store, but that didn't affect him. Any ideas?

By Lisa I from Silvis, IL

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June 29, 20100 found this helpful

A fence is about the only option that will work. You could try a stronger fence that he can't knock over.

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April 27, 2013

This is a page about keeping dogs out of flowerbeds. It seems that despite having all of the rest of the yard to lie in, dogs love to snooze or dig in the flower garden.

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I have a pest that keeps getting in my garden. It is an 8lb longhair miniature Dachshund. No matter what I do to fix the gate on my fence this pest keeps getting in. Anyone know what I can do?

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October 23, 2009

How do you keep a dog out of a vegetable garden? It's a very small garden, and not worth the cost of fencing it in. If I fenced it, I'd have no room for the plants.

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