Planting Plants that Bug Bugs
May 27, 2014
If you are being bugged by bugs on your lawn, you’ll be happy to know that there are plants you can add to your lawn that will keep those bugs at bay. Planting them in spring will ensure that they are fully grown and in bloom by the time summer rolls around and all your least favorite bugs come out to enjoy the sunny weather. Find out which plants bug which bugs below.
Spiders aren’t technically bugs, but they probably bug you all the same. To give spiders credit, they do help humans out by building their webs on our lawns and catching other bugs that would otherwise be bugging us—but, if you are a serious arachnophobe, a few extra bugs is worth a few less arachnids. The oils in catnip plants have been shown to be highly efficient in stopping spiders in their tracks.
Bees and Wasps
Bees are another type of bug that, though they may bother you with their buzzing and their threatening stingers, can be beneficial for your lawn. If you have flowering plants, bees are the bugs that are primarily responsible for pollinating them and helping them to grow. However, a lawn can have too many bees, and planting strong-smelling and flowerless herbs such as lemongrass and eucalyptus can encourage bees to take their pollen and move along.
Ants are pesky lawn visitors that will build mounds in the middle of your well-kept grass, while some species such as carpenter ants can even cause structural damage to your home. Herbal solutions to your ant problems include strong smelling plants like mint and garlic. However, bear in mind that ants will eat other lawn pests such as termites and fleas, and that if you are experiencing either a termite or a flea problem you may want your ants to stick around.
Fleas and Mosquitoes
Fleas and mosquitoes are unwanted pests on just about every lawn they land on, doing virtually nothing for the lawn and biting everything they come across. Conveniently enough, both of these biting bugs hate the same types of plants. Plants including lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and marigolds will help keep fleas and mosquitoes away.
Call Green Lawn Today
For control over your lawn’s pesky visitors including ants, fleas and mosquitoes, call Green Lawn today. Depending on your infestation, we will create a custom program that will help reduce the populations of these nuisances. For extensive indoor pest control exterminating services, visit Green Pest Solutions.
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