A citronella plant leaves to make homemade mosquito repellant

Most homeowners want to have a pest-free landscape. However, pests and insects are nature’s creatures that typically don’t play by homeowner rules.

Although pesticides and chemical repellents will keep insects and rodents out of your yard, these chemicals can be dangerous to the natural environment and even worse, the plants you’re trying so hard to protect.

Here are six plants that you and your lawn care professional can plan to plant this spring in order to reduce the amount of pests that hang out in your yard.

Basil

Basil may be one of the most popular herbs to use in home cooking, but did you know that planting this plant in your yard can repel common pests? Basil is one of the best plants you could place around the entrances to your house in order to keep mosquitos and house flies away.

Marigolds

Marigolds are a fairly traditional flower to plant in a garden. Even though they look and smell fabulous, they also keep away unwanted guests like:

  • Mosquitos
  • Plant Lice
  • Rabbits

Marigolds are a wonderful annual flower to plant in your yard, and your lawn care expert can help you find the perfect place in your garden for these delicate plants to thrive.

Chives

Many Dallas homeowners have a healthy wealth of chives growing in their yard and don’t even realize the benefits the plant brings aside from some zing on a baked potato. The scent of this delightful plant repels Japanese beetles and carrot rust flies from the area where they reside. 

Therefore, if you want to keep these insects away from your home, we can help you strategically relocate your chive plants where pests will definitely stay away.

Garlic

Garlic is one of our favorite seasonings to any dish. However, when planted amongst your other plants, its presence alone can also keep numerous pests away. Garlic is an excellent plant for repelling these pesky insects:

  • Aphids
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Maggots
  • Beetles

Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful plant to display in your yard, but once it’s been picked and dried out, it’s scent will continue keeping your drawers and entryways pest-free. Lavender isn’t just one of our favorite soap scents, but it also keeps mosquitoes and flies outside.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is one of the leading ingredients in the citronella candles most homeowners use to keep mosquitoes away during a family barbecue. However, not everyone is keen on the smoke that stems from a lit candle.

Fortunately, if you want to keep mosquitoes away from your home, the plant itself naturally secretes oils that will prevent your family from getting bitten up this coming spring and summer.

Create a Pest-Free Landscape with Yepez Lawn Maintenance Services

If you are looking for the right plants to keep pests away from your home, the lawn care experts of Yepez Lawn Maintenance Services can help you make the perfect choices for your landscape. We are the Dallas lawn care professionals that residents across the city trust to keep their yards looking beautiful, year-round.

Contact us today to learn more about our services  and get your lawn on our schedule.