Gardening is a beautiful way to relax. Spending time digging in the dirt and creating a beautiful space is good for the soul. Spending time doing so for your cherished cat will secure your spot in heaven.
Creating a cat haven doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. You can make your feline companion quite happy with just a few environmental upgrades. Whether you create a kitty corner or an entire feline farm, gardening will be a unique bonding experience for the two of you.
Cat-Friendly Plants Are More Than Catnip
Catnip, of course, should have a place of honor in your cat’s garden but it isn’t the only plant you can plant for them. Cats turn to catnip for fun but for a satisfying meal few options beat the fresh crunch of wheatgrass. While you can buy this in containers at your local pet supply store, purchasing the seeds and growing your own is just as easy. As with catnip, you should plant wheatgrass somewhere you won’t mind your cat digging, rolling around, or chewing. Some other safe plants for cats include lavender, snapdragons, and bee balm.
Outdoor Living Spaces Are For Cats, Too
While your cat will probably stretch out on a lawn chair or climb up your patio umbrella, giving Fluffy furniture of her own is still a good idea. If you anticipate your cat will spend some time outdoors, you should install a litter box in a discreet location. Cat litter will give your cat an alternative to dousing your plants with possibly toxic urine. Other feline furniture options include a cathouse and a snack center with food or water. A cat water fountain preferably close to the catnip isn’t a bad idea, either.
As you plan your cat’s prospective summer home, carefully consider which activities he or she enjoys most and design accordingly. If you need inspiration, spend some time watching your cat play indoors and take note of their preferences. Finally, consider how your cat enjoys interacting with you and place your chair accordingly. Remember always to be prepared to sit on the ground should your cat require your chair. After all, this is your cat’s haven, not yours.