My beautiful, newly built flower beds, besieged by the neighborhood cats. (and maybe a few of my own cats) The horrors!
|Surely, not my dear Pooka|
|Nor, the darling Silver Cat|
As luck would have it, here in the Portland Metro Area, we enjoyed sunshine and mild day temps this past weekend. Perfect weather for solving my stinky flower bed problem!
David, over at He Sells These Shells, was fun to talk to as we loaded up hazelnut shells in the our truck. He shared they are great for naturally repelling slugs and deterring cats from using my flower beds as a litter box. He said it was also a good choice for weed reduction and moisture retention, all items on my wish list.
I felt comfortable choosing this type of mulch because for the most part, the beds are set. I do not plan to disturb the beds unless I have lost a plant.
I will have to report back on whether or not this method works the way I want it too, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.