I am planning on using small rocks in a section of garden and I want to pick the smallest size/shape that will keep cats from using it as a toilet.
At first I was considering sand, but that seems to be an invitation for cats to use as a litter box area
I have a neighbor with 2 inch (5cm) river rock in his garden area and cats don't bother it at all. But is is kind of a pain to work with and around.
I want to pick the smallest size that will prevent neighborhood cats from using it as a toilet. I am guessing someplace between sand and 2 inch (5cm) river rock should work.
Pea Gravel is readily available and easy to work with, but will it be large enough to keep cats from using it? if not what is the smallest effect deterrent? Does the shape (round vs crushed) impact the decision?