Certain plants contain properties that either invite beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects prey on pests that cause damage in the garden. Ladybugs and praying mantis are good examples of beneficial bugs.
Select plants for your garden that will help control insect pests.Using plants for pest control not only cuts down on your workload, but it also reduces the amount of insecticides that you use in your garden. And fewer insecticides means more good bugs, which in turn means help in controlling bad bugs.
Remember that what works in your garden may not work in others. Every garden is different with its own microclimate, soil type, and pest control issues.With this thought in mind, it also helps to choose plants that are native to your area. This way beneficial insects will already know what to look for.
This plant is a real workhorse in the garden. It repels tomato hornworms and cabbage worms and attracts beneficial bees and wasps.
Borage also adds trace elements to the soil. This is an annual, but readily comes back each year from seed.
The oils in basil are said to repel thrips, flies and mosquitoes. plant basil alongside the tomatoe plants for larger, tastier tomatoes.
However, basil and rue should not be planted together.
Chives are one of the favorite herbs. Not only do we love the flavor but their grassy foliage and round flower heads also add so much interest to my garden.
You can plant chives to repel Japanese beetles and carrot rust flies. It has also been said that chives will help prevent scab when planted among apple trees.
When we do use an insecticide we use one made from chrysanthemums called pyrethrum. This all-natural pesticide can help control things like roaches, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and it is used to control ants in certain parts of garden.
In the garden white flowering chrysanthemums are said to drive away Japanese beetles and C. coccineum, commonly known as Painted Daisy, kills root nematodes.
We always find a place for this plant in garden. Dill is best planted with cucumbers and onions. During the cool season plant it with lettuce. Dill attracts hoverflies and predatory wasps, and its foliage is used as food by swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.
Tomato hornworms are also attracted to dill, so if you plant it at a distance, you can help draw these destructive insects away from your tomatoes. Dill repels aphids and spider mites. also, sprinkle dill leaves on squash plant to repel squash bugs.
You can’t imagine garden without lavender. We all just love its fresh scent and delicate blue blooms.
Lavender is a favorite among many beneficial insects and also repels fleas and moths.
The marigold is probably the most well known plant for repelling insects. French marigolds repel whiteflies and kill bad nematodes. Mexican marigolds are said to offend a host of destructive insects and wild rabbits as well.
If you choose marigolds for your garden they must be scented to work as a repellant. And while this plant drives away many bad bugs, it also attracts spider mites and snails.
plant nasturtiums with tomatoes and cucumbers as a way to fight off wooly aphids, whiteflies, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles.
The flowers, especially the yellow blooming varieties, act as a trap for aphids.
plant petunias throughout the garden just because we all love them so much.
As an added benefit they repel asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, a range of aphids, tomato worms, and a good many other pests.
Use sunflowers as a way to draw aphids away from other plants. Ants move their colonies onto sunflowers. The sunflowers are tough enough that they suffer no damage.
also there are few other plants you can grow in your garden as pest control plants are:-Four O’Clocks,Garlic Hyssop ,Artemisia ,Bee Balm ,Catnip ,Dahlias
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