Are you planning your vegetable or flower garden for spring. You might want to consider planting various plants that will actually repel those pesky bugs. In turn, you can use less chemicals and make your yard safer. Here are a few plants to consider in your organic garden in Arizona. Basil: repels flies, caterpillars and mosquitoes. Bay: repels ants, caterpillars and moths. Chives: repels aphids, borers, and crickets. Garlic: repels aphids, crickets, and grasshoppers. This is a great plant to plant around your roses, fruit trees and in your vegetable garden. Marigold: repels aphids, caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers, nematodes, slugs, and white flies Onions: repels ants, aphids, borers, moths, crickets, and grasshoppers. Rosemary: deters many insects including moths, beetles, crickets, fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes. Sage: deters mice and repels crickets, moths, and grasshoppers. Thyme: deters cabbage worms, flies, and white flies. Call an Arizona licensed landscape contractor for organic gardening ideas.
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