Finally after weeks of looking at my horrid yard after today it will be beautiful and ready to enjoy. Let me give you all a little background... DH and I bought our first home in January, it was cold so we couldnt tell what kind of condition the yard would be in. Well when spring came we realized we had nothing but weeds, weeds and more weeds! And a few half dead shrubs. So we got to work pulling weeds and instead of plating grass seeds we did a bunch of mulch with a circle flower bed in the middle. This was going ok for a little bit and then the neighborhood cats started relieving themselves in the mulch it was so gross and stinky! So after tiring of scooping poop when we have no pets hubby and I scrapped up all the mulch and the weeds and cats destroyed my flowers DH wanted to go it again, but I told him he was straining his back way too much digging all that mess. So we finally broke down and hired a landscaper. We are putting down rocks this time. The LS said cats like smell and mulch has a strong smell which is what was attracting them *sigh* The cats have been a big problem. This is my front yard that is being landscaped which made it ever worse. The cats like to hang out in my back yard on my patio table . The lady next door feeds them so they practically live in her yard its about 10 cats! I like cats but its ridiculous. I saw one litter of kittens in April another in June and one cat looks preg now. I called animal control but the cats are still hear If she wants to have cats fine but she needs to get rid of the kittens. Anyway i'm so happy that my front yard will no longer look like a tornado hit it Do any of you have any ideas of what keeps cats away?