I have a vegetable garden next to the property fence. The rain water from slightly higher neighbor’s property?

I have a vegetable garden next to the property fence. The rain water from slightly higher neighbor’s property comes to my vegetable garden. This water is contaminated with stools and urine of cat and dog. What is the potential risk of any disease transmission from a disease carrying/infected cat/dog’ fecal matter or urine entering the soil and the roots of vegetable grown in such environment?

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    4 Responses to “I have a vegetable garden next to the property fence. The rain water from slightly higher neighbor’s property?”

    1. Mama Mia Says:

      Yes, you actually can compost cat/dog poo and use it for your ornamental plants, but NEVER on or around anything you will eat( a vegetable garden).Do NOT put dog poo in with the regular compost.
      There are some health issues, such as e.coli, to putting them in vegetable gardens. Pets’ diets are closer to humans than to livestock.

    2. steve Says:

      its fine, you’re just gonna get extra nitrogen for your plants for free.
      if you’ve got an issue, dig a small trench along your side of the fence

    3. Reverend Jim Jones Says:

      It will probably have a beneficial effect. Pet urine and feces is good for the garden if it’s diluted enough, which it probably is by the time it reaches your side of the fence. It’s when a dog directly pees on grass or plants that you have to worry because a high concentration of nitrogen will burn grass or plants, but the grass right around the area usually comes up even greener because diluted nitrogen levels are good (it’s basically fertilizer).

    4. Mark Hackett Says:

      i dress my garden with fresh manure every spring it is great for the garden smile you are getting it for free.

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