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Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds

I am having trouble keeping my Dog out of my flowerbed. It's not that he's digging up the plants, he just moves them out his way to lay in the cool dirt. HELP!

Sonya Ivey


Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds

Hello Sonya,

Here's a great site for you.

Lots of tips on how to deter your dog from having a mud/dust bath in your bedding.

They recommend Pepper, Citrus and Mothballs!
Also you could try bark chippings or gravel in between your plants. Animals also dislike the smell of lavender so perhaps you could plant some of this in between.

Good luck, i hope this helps.
Monique x (05/20/2005)

By Monique63

Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds

A friend of mine just yesterday stated she had gone to Pet Smart and purchased some granules which are made for this purpose. You sprinkle them around the outside edges of the flower beds and it's supposed to keep the dogs away.

Trudy Powell
Independent Watkins Assoc. (i.e. vanilla, spices, extracts, salves, liniments, etc.) (05/21/2005)

By Trudy Powell

Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds

Can you provide a place in the shade that is just for your dog? If you give him his own place, and encourage him to go there with toys and lots of praise, he should be happy to leave your flowers alone. My dogs have had their own sandbox for years; once a year we put down a fresh bag of play sand and bury some old tennis balls for them to excavate. (05/21/2005)

By Sandra

Black spots on the bottom of tomatoes

I have planted tomatoes and now that the tomatoes are starting to grow on the vines, I have noticed that
the bottoms of the tomato have black spots on them. What could be causing this? (05/25/2005)

By LoLoNanny

Black spot on Tomatoes

Hi LoloNanny

Here's something:

Black Spot
Plant tomatoes by roses avoid wetting foliage on tomatoes when watering. Organic spray: 2-3 Tbsp. baking soda, 2-3 Tbsp. light oil, 1 gallon water. Apply as soon as fungus appears, then every 5-7 days while fungus is visible & persists


It does sound like a fungus.

By ThriftyFun

Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds

After trying everything- here's the best solution that I've found. Purchase chicken wire or hog wire (small holed wire) and place it wherever you do not want your dogs digging. If you've not planted the area yet, then lay the wire in large pieces and cut holes in the wire with wire cutters where you plan to plant. If it is an area that has already been planted, then place as large of pieces as will fit in between and around the plants. You may have to secure with stakes at first. I always put composted pine bark mulch on top of the wire so that it's not visible and it also helps my plants. This is the only method that has worked permanently for me. I purchase the wire at my local farmers co op. I've done this in all of my flower beds and other areas and it works great. It's a little more trouble than other methods but it truly works and will save you a lot of money in the long run. (09/13/2005)

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