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Dogs fouling my front garden

Would planting lavender kerbside deter dogs from stopping and weeing on my front garden? Or any other suggestions please. Thanks Sue


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,833
    The only thing that really stops dogs from fouling where they shouldn't is responsible owners :/.  I'm afraid I don't know whether the dogs would find lavender offputting.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,277
    I doubt it would work either I'm afraid.
    The change of smell may well interest more dogs and they will mark the spot in the usual way.
    I did have some success using ground black pepper, but it had to be replaced almost daily.
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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,427
    I have 2 dogs, where we live gardens have open plan,have an area of shingle and frequently find dog poo,mine not allowed to even we on some one elses property,I even tried chilli, nothing worked
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    If it's male dogs sent marking then having a flat front will help, i.e nothing tall for them to pick out as a good spot.
  • I'm not sure fouling includes urinating. Surely we get enough rain to wash it off? I have no issue with (dogs) urinating but actual (uncleared) fouling by dogs is completely antisocial.
    Do any of the people complaining have cats? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138
    edited March 2021
    Other than a physical barrier such as a fence or wall, nothing will stop dogs peeing.

    Our dogs pee when they need to urinate and pee when they're scent marking and both happen in our plot and out in public spaces.  Depending on where we are for walkies that may be on flat ground or up a drainpipe/fence/wall/bin.......

    We always take poo bags on walkies so we don't leave mess for others.     I
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  • Thanks for the comments everyone I will give your suggestion a try. What’s so annoying is sitting in our living room watching owners stand there while their dogs pee all over my ornamental evergreen bush or after a good sniff walk past the bush and pee on the edge of the lawn. Also our neighbours on the bush side have a lamppost on the edge of their property and a gravel driveway so dog walkers always walk slowly past our houses!
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,427
    I can cope with pee but I figure the morons who don't pick up, probably don't use worming pills either
  • dmcedmce Posts: 10
    If it's just wee try putting a large rock at the front for the males to aim at, rather than your plants or bushes. It works for our front garden. No idea what to do about females though unless you go to the expense of installing a motion-activated water spray!
  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 237
    Dog urine is high nitrogen. Free fertilizer. 

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