One of the best things to do in the summer is to hang out and relax in the garden, preferably in a hammock with lots of shade or with your friends and family. Unfortunately, bugs and other pests also like to congregate near people and plants. Luckily there are several different types of plants that will help you keep bugs and other pests out of your garden!
If you want a plant that is both beautiful AND functional, look no further than Nasturdims. They have beautiful blooms for you to enjoy, but they keep annoying whiteflies, cabbage loopers, and aphids out of your garden.
Have you ever used a citronella candle to help keep the mosquitoes away on a warm summer night? Well, lemongrass is a lot like citronella in that it does a really good job at repelling mosquitoes. For extra bug repellant, plant both lemongrass and citronella. It will smell great and you won’t have to worry as much about those irritating bug bites. Lemongrass can be used in cooking too!
Lavender is a favorite of many people around the world. It is known for its calming fragrance and pretty purple blooms. Along with being super relaxing, lavender can help you keep bugs out of your garden. It is most effective against flies, fleas, mosquitoes, and moths, all of which are extremely common here on the East Coast during the summer.
Another great-smelling plant that can help you keep pests away is mint. If you’d like to plant some in your garden, you should remember that it grows like a weed so unless you want it all over, a pot might be a better place for it. If you are going to have a lot of mint, though, consider yourself lucky! It keeps away fleas, chiggers, beetles, ants, and other bugs, along with deer and mice! Plus, it tastes great in tea!
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