Are insects common in your home?
If yes, take comfort in knowing that one of the ways you can fight back against these critters doesn’t have to involve covering yourself with a sticky spray or engaging in chemical warfare. To help you enjoy going outdoors, try strategically placing insect-repelling plants and flowers in your garden and patio.
Repels moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes. Although people love the smell of lavender, mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects hate it. Place bouquets around your home to keep away flies. Plant lavender in the garden, entryways and at windows so that they serve as a protective shield. You can also order a bulk of lavender from a flower delivery shop in Trafalgar and extract the natural oil from them to use as a mosquito repellent spray.
Ageratum is known to produce several small flowers that appear fuzzy. These flowers contain coumarin that keeps flies away. It is also used as a major ingredient in mosquito repellents. However, make sure not to it hold the flowers for a long time as the raw form may cause irritations. This is why, it is best to have this plant rooted to the ground. Ageratum is a bedding flower, and thus, it grows well in pots, flower beds and rock garden.
The bright and large golden blooms of marigold flowers are simply exquisite and are also capable of repelling insects. Marigold flowers are known to give away a strong scent that helps in keeping away the bugs. Gardeners often grow marigold around their plants to keep aphides and mosquitoes away. The common colours of this flower are golden yellow, orange or a mixture of both. These plants love sun and therefore, they should be grown in full sunny spot or partial sunny spot.
It is known to produce many bright colourful small flowers that appear like tissue papers. These flowers are often used as garnishing in soups, salads and other dishes. Besides the garnishing use, these flowers are also very useful in keeping the bugs away from fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Nasturtium can easily repel squash bugs, beetles, and white flies. It also serves as a trap net for aphides.
Besides the above mentioned flowers, other plants that are known to repel bugs are basil, borage, catnip, peppermint, garlic, geraniums and more.