There is one other home-gardening issue for which Garden Mats will provide a great advantage over composts, barks, straw, sawdust and easily torn felt fabric. Here, I am speaking not of the Garden Mat, but of the garden cat! Many of the manufactured and shredded barks and chips have a close resemblance to—and one suspects, may have come off the same product run as—some kitty-litter products. This can be a problem. If this is your problem, try our mats. And we’ll leave it at that.