Around the Yard

Natural Remedies

By: Danny Lipford

If you look hard enough you can find solutions to many of your lawn and garden problems naturally:

  • The pungent aroma of many herbs acts as a natural insect repellent. Planting herbs like parsley or basil among your vegetables will offer them some protection from bugs and simplify harvesting a salad.
  • Marigolds, another pungent smelling plant, can help keep mosquitoes at bay if positioned around the perimeter of a deck or patio.
  • If larger pests, like dogs, cats and squirrels are digging in your garden, try sprinkling a little cayenne pepper around on the ground to discourage them from future visits.


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Natural Remedies