Landscaping Tricks to Ward Off Pests

Pests are a major concern When trying to protect your plants. From small bugs to large rodents, protecting your plants from damage is vital. However, not every plant you grow will be at risk, and there are some easy landscaping tricks you can use to keep your plants safe in a humane, non-damaging way. 


Some bright and colorful flowers can keep pests away. This is because many of them have strong, aromatic scents that are too strong for bugs and rodents while being beloved by humans. In other cases, the plants will attract insects to them – and devour them. You can consider growing:

  • Lavender
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Cobra Lillies
  • Mountain Bluebells


Herbs repel pests for the same reason strong-smelling flowers do. By planting aromatic herbs in your garden, you will keep your other plants safe from various pests and create landscaping that smells good. Some options include:

  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Rosemary

Other Ways of Repelling Pests

In addition to using native pest-stoppers, there are some landscaping tricks you can use to keep pests away without harming the natural environment too much:

  • Be smart with mulch. Try to use cedar mulch, known for its pest-repellent properties. However, don’t use too much, as large mulch can protect or hide pests. 
  • Get rid of any stagnant water so that water-loving pests won’t visit.
  • Use light paint colors that insects can’t see as well to protect the area. 

Contact Bumgardners Landscaping

Humane pest control methods are a big part of landscaping, but it isn’t the only thing you’ll have to worry about. From your plants growing out of control to your garden being overtaken by weeds, landscaping can be difficult if you’re unprepared. We can help you get your landscaping under control so that your plants thrive. Contact us today.

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