My cats use my little flower bed as a litter box, How do I clean it?

small flower garden with a kitty poop, it has nonthing growing in it now how do a clean out the cat poop to get ready for spring !

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  • Ken Ken on Mar 20, 2018
    Either you remove it or you don't. Removal usually involves a shovel, then replacing with a bagged garden soil. But unless the soil has become too acidic for the flowers you don't really have to remove it. Don't plant any edible crops.

  • You obviously have never had pets. I have a long handled poop scoop. A rake and a dust pan will work too. Or just put on surgical gloves and pick it up. With 6 dogs, 6 cats, I pick up poop every single day. Nothing to be afraid of. If you are pregnant, get someone to do it for you.

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    • Ok then, you now have a plan. That is how I acquired my 6 cats - someone dumped them in my neighborhood. I took them in and had them all spayed and neutered, shots - whole 9 yards - not cheap, but worth it. Now live with me along with all the other rescues and hand me downs. This ark is full . . .

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 20, 2018
    use a pooper scooper....before planting you may need to amend the soil.once planted you will have to keep the cat out.Use plastic forks with prong side up,anythign citrus scented or hot pepper and garlic sprays

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Mar 20, 2018
    A few people I know have had success with putting plastic forks (tines up) in the ground where they didn't want the cats to go. Just get in there with a rake and/or shovel and remove the poop.

    • Hope Made Hope Made on Mar 20, 2018
      Hi AmAtHome..Yes that sounds like a great Ideal after cleaning I can do this fork trick ...Thank you

  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 20, 2018
    If you want to get it all, use a piece of hardware cloth and make a soil sifter. See the instructions:

  • Hope Made Hope Made on Mar 20, 2018
    Yes!! I was over whelmed and with the help of the great people of hometalk I have the answers and I can get ready for spring ...Here in the Cold midwest Thanks

  • Hope Made Hope Made on Mar 28, 2018
    I had 11, cats and kittens the coyotes took 4, but I can only hope that they survive I make sure to walk around the farm house and bang pans to scare them off before i go to bed.. and mine are are Neutered the whole 9 yrd as well Glad to see ,My Lil garden getting clean and I was able to lay a old screen window over the garden to keep the kitties out till I Plant my flowers