My husband spent hours cleaning out a tiered area in our back yard. I had lots of new growing room and plans for a big row of leafy greens. I amended the soil and planted the seeds but what I viewed as an edible garden the cats saw as a litter box. It was a disgusting sight and I had to come up with something fast.
Our new puppy loves digging in the pots. Something about the soil seems too enticing to resist. My husband, worried about the plants (and the dogs well being) made it his job to figure out a way to out smart her. Using the leftover fencing from my kitty control project, he fashioned a grid to cover the top of the soil.
Be well and happy frugal gardening!