11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard
Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your yard.
Lace Your Lawn with Lavender
Known to keep fleas and mosquitoes at bay, lavender smells great and can be used in many other ways. You should note, though, that bees are attracted to lavender (and these nine other plants).
Plant Basil In Your Yard and House
Basil keeps away mosquitoes and flies. It can be grown in pots or in the garden. And you can keep a pot in your kitchen to keep any pesky flies away from your food.
Growing garlic in a garden is a great way method of pest control with two benefits. You’ll be able to cook delicious meals with the garlic you grow, and it’s also a proven way to repel Japanese beetle and keep deer away from your plants.
Fennel Fends Off Snails
Grossed out by slugs and snails? Fennel is a natural repellent that also has many uses in the kitchen. Check out this collection of more patio plants you can eat.
Line Your Lawn with Lemongrass
Mosquitoes can ruin an outdoor party, so plant lemongrass because the scent is said to be a natural deterrent. Just don’t believe everything you hear or read about mosquito control.
Marigolds Combat Mosquitoes
Looking for a way to keep mosquitoes away that’s also nice to look at? Plant marigolds! There are a variety of different colors and heights available.
Make the Most of Mint
Cost effective and fast-growing, mint repels a multitude of bugs including mosquitoes. Also, grow some indoors for pests that make their way in! Check out this balcony herb pot that features mint, rosemary, chives and basil.
Protect Your Produce with Alliums
Bugs are often attracted to fresh fruits and vegetables, whether it’s tomatoes, cucumbers, or any of the other delicious plants growing in your garden. Alliums keep away cabbage worms, carrot flies, slugs and other bugs that love to eat what you’re growing.
Pepper Your Garden with Petunias
Petunias repel aphids, are bright, beautiful and easy to maintain. Plant petunias and enjoy their beauty and your bug-free garden. If you’ve never seen a flower tower, check out the petunias and other flower and herbs growing in these 12 flower tower examples.
Venus Fly Traps Work Inside and Out
Plant Venus Fly Traps and bring some potted ones indoors. These aren’t just fun to watch, but they actually do trap flies and another despised bug, the ant. Check out these nine myths to stop believing about ants.