Have you read How to Create a Cat’s Garden- Part 1?
This is the second installment of wonderful tips from Rascal and Rocco to give your feline friends the best outdoor space possible. After all, they probably use it more than you do.
How to make the perfect outdoor space for cats part 2
If you must have outdoor toys about for kids, make them as cat friendly as possible when not in use. For example, pick up small toys that could be stepped on or tripped over so there’s room to zip around in the pedal car when you’re not home.
Covering a sandbox is rude, it should be an outdoor litter box, but if you simply have to, laying patio cushions over the top makes for a cozy, sunny day bed.
Speaking of rude, it is also uncouth to cover and/or fence in your garden beds. Again, these make for perfect litter boxes, and the soil is so much softer that litter!
|(tomato cages lain across the soil to deter cats from digging up the seeds and using the bed as a litter box)|
If you have a high fence, installing a cat shelf has many benefits! The cats can get up high away from kids and dogs, or just have easy access to get on or over the fence.
But, please make sure the shelf is strong enough for your more robust cats!!
Having some sort of high place is very important. A place to store the hose is necessary, why not mount it on a wall and build a roof over it? Your cats with thank you to have a place to look down on you from. Especially when you’re using that horrid hose!
Be sure there is plenty of room to prowl as well as large decorative pots and other items to pounce out from behind.
And last, but certainly not least, lots of sunny area for lounging and napping. A paved or tiled patio is lovely for soaking in the warmth of the sun and also cooling down in the shade. Or even just a few large stepping stones, which look great, but also get nice and toasty in the sunshine.
I do hope this was informative and helpful! Please comment and share your ideas, concerns, and more tips with us!
Good luck planning your kitty cat’s garden and enjoy the sunshine!
Cathy Armato says
Such cute photos! The cat shelves are super important, no catio should be without one or three… When the weather gets so hot even the kitties don’t like get one of those cool mats, the kind you don’t need to plug in.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Oh yes – and plant lots of catnip!
L. E. Mastilock says
Did I forget to add catnip forest? That’s a must
Great ideas. We have lots of things in the garden but I want one of those wall shelves.
L. E. Mastilock says
Yes, it was very useful, but again, make sure it's strong enough! 😉