Plants that keep insects out of your garden in an eco-friendly way
Mint and nettle
Aphids are common and annoying pests that can cause damage to plants in your garden. Instead of using chemicals to get rid of them, why not opt for plants that naturally repel aphids? Mint and nettle are your allies in this fight. Their fragrance acts as an effective repellent against these unwanted insects.
Nettle contains chemical compounds such as formic and acetic acids, which act as natural aphid repellents. You can even use a nettle infusion as a natural repellent against these pests.
As well as being a versatile aromatic plant, mint is also a natural insect repellent. Don't hesitate to plant mint around problem areas to discourage aphids and other insects.
Basil and marigold
Whitefly is a difficult pest to control, whether outdoors or indoors. It attacks crops such as tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers. To prevent its appearance, use marigold and basil.
Jasmine and lemongrass
Lemongrass is well known for keeping mosquitoes away, but did you know that jasmine and basil also have this effect? Take advantage of these plants to keep mosquitoes away from your garden or terrace.
As well as being an aromatic herb appreciated in the kitchen for its fresh taste, coriander has insect-repellent properties. It is particularly effective against aphids, mealybugs and spider mites. These plants contain natural chemical compounds that repel harmful insects.
These plants are just a few of the many examples that can beautify your garden while repelling insects. It's important to follow the advice of gardening specialists and choose varieties that will benefit your garden. Don't forget to combine different species to create a perfect harmony between your plants.
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