Domestic animals (e.g. cats & dogs & chickens) in the garden

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-6
votes
0answers
26 views

How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat? [migrated]

Since guinea pigs do well for maintaining a food forest floor how should I raise them so they put on weight quickly? Think of a herd of guinea pigs for a few meals a year, and selling for pets.
-2
votes
0answers
41 views

What type of guinea pigs will keep a food forest well cleaned? [migrated]

I'm building a food forest, and was wondering what type of guinea pigs would work best to keep a food forest floor clean while not harming my plants so I can have plenty of food as well as getting ...
2
votes
0answers
73 views

What breed of chickens would make the best lawn mowers for a food forest preperation? [migrated]

I'm looking for a type of chicken that I can use in a chicken yard to keep my grass mowed, will grow quickly, stay in their yard to clean all of the grass out. What breeds would you recommend that I ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

What animals make good “lawn mowers” for a fenced in food forest?

I'm looking at building a food forest, and was wondering what breeds of animals will make the best "lawn mowers", but leave my trees/bushes "alone".
0
votes
3answers
61 views

make chipmunk leave the back yard [duplicate]

I found that there are several holes, digged by chipmunk, in the back yard. Would you like to let me know how to handle these little animals, or how to push them move away from the yard? Thank you ...
5
votes
2answers
104 views

How can I prevent my neigbour's cat from marking its territory in my garden?

We have various bits of garden furniture and this is the kind of furniture that can be left out. Our neighbour has a male neutered cat that sprays literally everything, including our conservatory and ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Our cat is digging up our lawn

We have two cats (both female, 6 & 4 yrs old). The older one is becoming less mobile (can't get over the fence), and has started taking to digging up the lawn to do her business. Whenever I see ...
7
votes
4answers
15k views

Is there anything I can put on my lawn to prevent my dog from digging?

About a year ago, we had a really bad gopher problem in our backyard. I've successfully trapped and eliminated all the gophers but my dog sometimes can still smell something and goes crazy digging. I ...
5
votes
1answer
286 views

What would be a good “cat grass” for the central Texas heat?

So I can buy the little pots of "cat grass" or even the grow kits at my local pet store, but I thought it would be more fun to have a little patch of it growing in the yard that (hypothetically) would ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Why can't I compost dog & cat faeces?

Looking at this answer made we wonder again about why we don't compost dog and cat faeces. Any guide to composting will always caution against including dog (and cat) excrement (examples here and here)...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I stop dog urine from killing grass?

Everywhere I've lived, the dog urine just kills the grass. I've found nothing on the internet and the garden person at the local hardware said it's impossible. Any suggestions?
12
votes
3answers
234 views

What are some tips on growing plants indoors with cats?

I have to grow my plants indoors because it does get cold enough in Dallas sometimes that frost may occur or even snow. However, we have a small household cat. She has bit our bamboo plant leaves in ...
37
votes
11answers
43k views

How do you safely and effectively stop a cat from pooping in your yard?

Our neighbor's cat keeps pooping in our mulch and around our yard. Is there a safe and effective way to stop neighborhood pets from doing so? Has anyone used a method that works well?