Having a beautiful garden requires time, work, dedication, and the right tools and systems in place to make sure everything grows healthily. However, a healthy garden is an irresistible sight for many common pests, from insects to rodents and other wildlife. If you want to get the most out of the landscape around your home but do not want to attract pests to your property, there are a few plants you might want to avoid planting.
Most insects cannot resist sweet fruit, and even the blossoms of some fruit-bearing trees can be enough to attract flies, ants, beetles, and more to your yard. Fruit trees like cherry and apple trees as well as fruit-bearing bushes such as raspberry may not only encourage pesky insects to visit your yard, but also invite rodents like mice and squirrels.
It’s not uncommon for new gardeners to attempt to plant vegetables only to have their very first crops decimated by insects, rodents, and other wildlife. Some of the tuberous vegetables most likely to attract these pests include carrots, turnips, and potatoes.
Other Vegetables That Invite Pests
Vegetables that grow in the ground are certainly vulnerable to all types of pests, but other vegetables that grow above ground may also attract insects, rodents, and other unwanted creatures to your property. A few examples include cabbages, leeks, onions, peas, tomatoes, and zucchini. If you want to grow any of these plants, you may need to take extra precautions to protect them from insects.
Pest-Repelling Plants to Try in Your Garden
While some plants attract pests, others naturally repel them. If you want to grow vegetables and other plants around your yard, you may want to arrange them alongside some of the following plants that have natural pest-repellent properties:
● Lemon thyme.
These herbs and flowers not only help to keep your garden pest-free but may also become welcome additions to your kitchen. Cooking with fresh herbs is a great way to add amazing favors to many of your favorite dishes, and it’s incredibly rewarding to use ingredients that you cultivated yourself.
Choose Professional Pest Management
Despite your best efforts, you may continue to have trouble with bothersome pests around your yard no matter what you try to plant. In this situation, professional pest control may be a viable solution. Carol’s Colors Landscapes offers professional pesticide application to keep your garden free from invaders without harming your plants. Contact us today for more information about the pesticides we use and how we can help protect your landscape from unwanted visitors.