Your cat can hear you reasoning with her — she just chooses not to listen. Save your breath and try these tricks to convince her that your plants are not interchangeable with her litter box.
1. Deploy Fruit
Cats hate the smell of citrus. Add a few drops of orange essential oil (such as C.O. Bigelow's; $9, bigelowchemists.com) to a spray bottle of water and spritz it on soil.
2. Create a Barrier
Add a layer of small pinecones or pebbles to create an inhospitable texture that finicky felines won't want to touch with their dainty little paws.
Love cats? Martha does too. Watch as she and her cat-loving friend, Anduin Havens, share their best personal tips: