We often wander how to get rid of them and we use many artificial ways to exterminate them, but we should also try to do it in a more natural way – BY USING PLANTS.
Here are some suggestions of what kind of plants is good to have in your garden, so your backyard and house can become bugs free.
This perennial is sometimes known as “nature’s pesticide,” because it can repel aphids, tomato horn-worm, asparagus beetles, leaf-hoppers, and squash bugs.
Petunias are very easy to grow and you can plant them in the ground or keep them potted.
It is recommended to place them in sunny spot, well-drained soil in full sun after the last spring frost.
They will amaze you with their beautiful flowers hanging all over the pots.
Lavender has a fragrant smell that deters mosquitoes away.
We have planted some in our back garden, near the bedrooms. They really DO smell unforgetable.
And the looks?
Lavender is perfect flower for hot and dry weather, therefore it makes it as perfect plant for summer.
Citronella is by far the most popular plant that repels mosquitoes.
It has a very pungent odor.
You can place this in small eight-inch terracotta pots and mix in with many centerpieces when entertaining outdoors, and even use the plant itself as the centerpiece.
This is a plant that repels white-flies, aphids, squash bugs, several beetles, and cabbage intruders.
This one will help other plants in your garden as well.
They produce an airborne chemical that repels insects, protecting not only themselves but other plants in the garden or wherever they are planted.
It is recommended to plant these in early spring in a moist, well-drained soil in full sun. They should be regularly watered and deadheaded to promote blooming.
It’s an annual herb that repels houseflies and mosquitoes.
This plant should be at least six to eight hours on full sun daily, and its soil should be moist and well-drained.
When blossoms start to form, pinch them off at the base to ensure the best-tasting leaves(if you are going to use them in your kitchen meals).
In case you have been bitten by a mosquito, roll several leaves between your hands to release its natural oil and apply to your bite just to ease the swelling.
As being as an addition to your favorite summer dishes, it will also help to keep the bugs away.
This is another perfect plant for summer heat because it likes to be on dry .
In case you didn’t know, the smell of rosemary is something that mosquitoes can’t stand.
You can plant rosemary in containers, but it also works well as a hedge. We have it in our front yard and it has grown as a purple arrangement bush.
We usually cut it to form the bush and it really has magnificent odor.
Lemongrass is closely related to citronella and repels mosquitoes.
It’s also edible plant and it is commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking. It can grow 3-5 feet tall and adds lots of extra height and texture to the garden.
Keep this plant in a sunny spot.
It’s a perennial that repels mosquitoes. Mint is easy to grow, but once established in a garden, it can be tricky to remove.
Plant it in a pot instead and frequently pick its leaves to keep the plant at its best.
You can grow the plant indoors all winter long and it will help keep flies outside, too.
Well, we do hope you will plant some of these and save yourself this summer from annoying intruders. In case you have some other “tricks in a sleeve”, feel free to share them with us in the comments part.
Source: Real Simple
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