Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:37
I doubt very much that any cat (unless it is particularly unwell or stupid) would foul in the full open air directly on the lawn. Cats (in my experience) prefer a bit of privacy and will go out of the way to do their thing. They dig a hole, do their business, and then bury it out of sight, only for gardeners to come along an dig it back up again!! Also, generally I find that once a cat starts to go in one area of the garden, that's their place to go and they don't tend to move around. That's probably OK if you've got a big enough garden and you've only got one or two cats doing it, but I can see it might be a problem if your garden is the neighbourhood cat litter tray. Cat's do not like using other cats areas to go in so will find their own spot. I agree that neighbouring cats don't come in if there is a resident cat, and certainly I don't have an issue with other cats using my garden. My own cat also doesn't use my garden and prefers without doubt her own private covered tray in the house. My garden is so packed in with planting that she would find it difficult to go anywhere, and anyway, she is way too much of a Princess to go outside!