These Fantastic 8 Plants Can Help Repel Garden Pests

As any gardener knows, cultivating plants takes plenty of work. Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden to grow healthy meal options for your family or a flower garden to make your yard more appealing, you’ll put a lot of time and effort into making everything just right. Unfortunately, bugs and pests can destroy your hard work in a short amount of time. However, you don’t need to spray harmful chemicals to keep these insects away. Here’s a list of plants that can help repel garden pests naturally.

8. Lemongrass

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Rid your garden of pesky mosquitoes when you plant lemongrass in a warm, sunny place that offers good drainage. If you don’t live in the sunshine state of Florida, plan to grow this plant each year. You can also use lemongrass in your kitchen, as it is used in many Asian dishes.

7. Bay Leaves

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Plant bay leaves in your garden to keep away flies and moths while also having fresh herbs on hand. Fresh bay leaves can liven up the taste of soups and roasts.

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