These 4 Flowers Scare Away Ticks And Also Make The Garden Much Prettier

Joe Parker

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In spring, ticks go on the attack. Find out how to counter them by adorning your garden with the right plants.
With the abundance of flowers in bloom, you’ll also want to wear a delicate spring bouquet. But those lovely scents only last a few hours at most. If only your new eau de toilette could stick to you as long as those pesky ticks!

Tis the season for invasions. On the ground, millipedes, ants and other green bugs have already emerged from hibernation. In the sky, swarms of starlings can be seen prowling over gardens soon to be ransacked. As for ticks, they’ve come out of their winter lethargy and are only too happy to feed on your blood.

Prepare for Ticks Invasion Into Your Garden

As soon as the ambient air seems mild enough, ticks leave the leaf litter in which they spent the winter in diapause (a kind of hibernation). To avoid encountering a possible carrier of the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium that causes Lyme disease in humans, it’s best to go out covered. While ticks are common in undergrowth and the countryside, they are also rife in the city, particularly in vegetated areas.

But for some, getting around a problem isn’t the same as solving it. Putting trouser bottoms in socks and screwing a cap on your head is all right for those who want to enjoy their gardens in peace and quiet. To keep pests at bay, all you need are these four plants.

These 4 Plants are sure to keep ticks out of your garden

Tansy is a perennial plant that can grow up to a meter high. In addition to adorning green squares with a few pretty touches of yellow, it gives off an unpleasant smell and taste that act as a real tick repellent. When ticks approach tansy or smell it, they scurry away and avoid the area. Radical.

Unlike tansy, lavender is renowned for its sweet fragrance. However, you’ll smell the south of France atmosphere, and it seems it’s not to the liking of ticks, who can’t stand this plant containing essential oils such as linalool and linalyl acetate, which attack their nervous system.

The scents of the Orient are no match for ticks, which, like many insects, can’t stand the scent of lemongrass. Lemongrass verbena can be grown in pots or in the ground.

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Last but not least, rosemary is an aromatic that not only enhances our dishes, but also scares off ticks. On the other hand, it contains essential oils that can irritate ticks and disrupt their sensory organs, which is why they prefer to keep their distance. Finally, the tick biter is bitten.

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1 thought on “These 4 Flowers Scare Away Ticks And Also Make The Garden Much Prettier”

  1. Thank you for the information. I’m first year homesteading, and the ticks are a nightmare. You article yields the information, I seek, as well gives me more gardening projects. Thank you & God bless


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