Last spring I planted some herbs and other plants around the yard to repel those pesty little bugs that keep you from enjoying your back yard. I went all out and planted everything I could find and you know what, it worked, PLUS I had a great smelling back yard with such vibrant colors.
I used 9 different plants and this year I’m going to add two new ones to the mix. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Here’s my top picks to keeping those bugs at bay.
This great smelling herb repels spiders, ants and mosquitoes.
Most of us know they are a great repellent for mosquitoes but they also repel plant lice. Plant these close to entrances to prevent those nasty little fliers from getting indoors!
LEMON GRASS OR CITRONELLA GRASS
These grasses are great at repelling flying insects.
A great smelling herb that repels mosquitoes and houseflies. Another great plant to have next to your doors.
A commonly know plant that repels mosquitoes. I personally love the color and the smell of this plant!
One of the most favorite and durable plants to have in your flower bed or in a planter. They are great at repelling a number of bugs; leaf-hoppers, aphids, tomato worms, and asparagus beetles.
This little herb is great at repelling flies and roaches.
This fragrant herb repels root maggots, carrot root flies, Japanese beetles and codling moths.
This pretty little herb repels Japanese beetles and carrot root flies.
The two new plants I will be adding to my arsenal this spring are the Chrysanthemums and the Pitcher Plant.
They are like the super plant for repelling pesty pests! Check out this list:
- Japanese Beetles
- Spider Mites
- Harlequin Bug
- Bed Bugs
The deadly carnivore! This plant traps and kills ants, flies, bees, slugs, wasps and snails.
As you begin thinking about your back yard this spring make sure to incorporate some of these plants in your flower beds, gardens and even your planters. If you are going to spend the time to make it look beautiful be sure you can enjoy it without all those little pests!