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HOW TO MAKE THE PURRFECT INDOOR CAT GARDEN

06/29/17

Keeping an indoor cat happy and healthy, not only means providing them with proper nutrition and regular veterinary visits, but it also means keeping their environment enriched. With a little creativity, you can keep your cat stimulated and interested by bringing the outdoors inside by making them an indoor cat garden. They fit nicely into any living space and are easy on any cat owners budget.

For your cat garden, you can consider using cat grass (wheatgrass), fresh catnip, parsley, mint, rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, oat, rye or barley. These herbs and grasses will have different effects on your cat, so be sure to do your research. If you are not sure what herbs or plants are cat friendly, it’s always best to double check with your veterinarian.

Check out our latest video where we demonstrate how to make an indoor cat garden using cat grass, fresh catnip, lemongrass and parsley.

 

DIY INDOOR CAT GARDEN


Make your own!

What you’ll need:

  • Wide & shallow ceramic pot
  • Rocks for drainage & decor
  • Organic potting soil
  • 3-4 cat friendly plants (mentioned above)
  • Trowel (Hand grip scoop/transplanter)
  • Garden gloves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Set up your DIY area (it might be best to do this one outside)
  2. Add a few rocks to the bottom of your pot for drainage.
  3. Add in your potting soil (about half way up your pot).
  4. Start placing your plants / herbs in the pot.
  5. Fill with more soil & firm down your plants.
  6. Add some decorative rocks or a garden figurine (optional).
  7. Lightly water your new garden.
  8. Place near your cat’s favorite window or perch. 
  9. Watch your cat sniff, rub, explore & enjoy!

To find out more about toxic plants, check out our other article on flowers, bulbs and pet safety.