Spending time outside is great way to feel energized and recentered. But if there is one thing that keeps people from taking a seat in the sunshine, it’s pests. Arizona is home to plenty of pests that can invade your landscaping, but there are ways to fight back naturally. For example, there are plants that can deter pests from your outdoor space, so you can relax in your landscaping without relying on chemical sprays for pest control.
Lavender looks beautiful with its purple flowers, and it smells even better—at least to humans. Bugs hate the smell of lavender and steer clear whenever it is around. Plant lavender near your outdoor seating areas to keep bugs and insects away. One drawback to lavender is that it grows extremely quickly and requires maintenance to keep it under control. Your landscaper can help with this job.
Marigolds are beneficial in keeping many different kinds of pests at bay, but many people turn to marigolds first to dissuade snakes from sticking around in their landscaping. Snakes hate strong smells, and the aroma of marigolds is too much for them. The smell also deters rodents—which further helps to keep snakes away—and bugs. Marigolds are easier to maintain than lavender, making them a popular choice.
Lemongrass contains an oil called citronella that its well known for its ability to repel mosquitos. The plant has a distinct lemony aroma that all kinds of bugs dislike, so it is ideal for making your landscaping more enjoyable for you. As an added benefit, snakes also hate the citrus smell of lemongrass, making this another plant that is a multi-pest repellent.
Let the team at Complete Landscaping help you achieve an outdoor space that is both beautiful and livable. Our professionals are available to answer your questions today. Talk to one of our landscapers in Tucson by calling (520) 323-8918.