Protecting plants from pests is a common gardening hassle. Although pesticides available in the garden supplies stores can keep the bugs away from your garden, the chemicals present in the pesticides are harmful for your vegetable garden. For gardeners dedicated to organic farming, planting plants that deter garden pests naturally is the best choice for protecting the garden plants from the bugs.
The Following Flowers Apart From Beautifying Your Garden Can Repel Pests From Your Yard:
All species of marigolds can repel a variety of bugs from the garden. Especially if you have tomato plants in your garden, planting marigold helps in driving away pests that feed on the tomato plants. The flowers can protect your garden from whiteflies, nematodes and other harmful insects.
Chrysanthemum flowers contain pyrethrum, a natural insecticide. When planted as border plants, chrysanthemum flowers protect your vegetable garden from insects. They kill destructive nematodes and aphids and repels Japanese beetles and other insects.
Another natural pest repellent flowering plant worth planting in your garden is lavender. It protects your garden from whiteflies, moths and fleas. In addition, the aroma of lavender drives away mosquitoes from your yard.
Orange nasturtiums are a good choice for protecting your vegetable garden from pests. The flowers are especially effective in repelling beetles and other pests that feed on squash and cucumber.
To protect your tomato plants from hornworm and to keep bugs away from your cabbage plants, plant borage in your garden. Moreover, the borage flowers attract honeybees to your garden that helps in pollination.