Today we’re going to talk about additional measures you can take to keep the ants at bay! We’re going to look at the best plants to plant around your home to make the ants pack up and leave your yard!
I recommend planting these plants and utilizing the essential oils mentioned above for the best results. Why not cover all your bases?!
When I started researching this topic I wasn’t sure how many plants I would find, but I ended up discovering seventeen plant options! Who knew there were so many plants that ants do not like?!
Lets check them out and then you can decide which ones would be the best fit for your yard or garden.
Some of these plants make great garden bed companion plants as well. Which means they will not only help keep ants away but they will also help the produce growing in your garden in other ways as well!
Outdoor Plants for your Flower Beds – Natural Ant Repellent
17 of the Best Plants to Repel Ants
Each of these plants are a great natural way to repel ants.
The list contains a mixture of perennial plants and annual plants so that you have plenty of options to grow year around and for many years to come!
You also have a variety of different color flowering plants, herbs, and greenery to make your flower beds or garden area beautiful and practical!
Plant these garlic bulbs to repel ants. Another option, if you'd prefer not to grow garlic, is to cut them up and sprinkle them throughout the flower bed and along your home to repel the ants and other insects.
Rue is a perennial plant that has pretty little yellow flowers. The ants tend to stay away from them as well.
Those are 17 plants that repel ants!
Pick the ones that will complement your yard or garden area the best. Or hey, plant them all! The ants won’t dare step foot onto your yard;)
And as I mentioned above, be sure to check out the essential oils that also repel ants. You might as well pull out everything you can in your war with these tiny invaders!
Natural Pest Repellent
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