Georgia summers come with some of the most beautiful foliage found anywhere in the country. But Georgia also houses pesty insects that thrive in the summer heat and interfere with your fun and relaxing outdoors. But did you know there are plants that repel bugs? Mansell Landscape can help plan and plant your summer garden and beds with bug-repelling options that also look great.
5 Plants That Repel Bugs For Your Home
Chances are you have purchased a citronella candle in the past. But the oils used to make citronella candles originate from the plant with the same name. Citronella grass makes a great filler near decks and patios and has a wonderful scent that repels mosquitoes.
Lavender is a known sleep agent and once planted, can be pruned, dried, and placed in sachet bags for restful nights. Lavender produces beautiful purple flowers that smell amazing and help repel flies, spiders, and other flying insects. They love full sun exposure and the summer heat.
Marigolds produce beautiful flowers that not only smell great but repel aphids and mosquitoes. They also are a deterrent for critters like rabbits so planting them around garden vegetables and fruits will help keep them from eating your crops.
Chrysanthemums contain a toxic agent that not only repels bugs but will actually kill them. They produce beautiful flowers that are attractive additions to any part of your property and work well as border plants in beds and landscape areas.
Rosemary is a hardy plant that can sustain heat and sun as well as cold and snow. Rosemary lets off a wonderful aroma, deters insects of all kinds, and can be harvested for cooking herbs and decorative greenery in your home.
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