This is my first post...I hope I'm doing it right. Anyway, my question is: when starting a garden, is it necessary to take measures to clean up the area of cat and dog poop (other than picking up the obvious)? The previous owners of my yard let their dogs poop freely, so I'm concerned about leftovers making their way into my garden's food supply. I don't want to have to treat chemically if possible, at least not extensively. But I also don't want my plants to be absorbing old (or new!) poop and/or urine. Thanks for any advice.