Keep the Pests Away from Your Landscape with These Plants

Spring has sprung and the pests know it. Have you had any issues with certain uninvited guests coming to your lawn, such as mosquitos or other insects? If so, this blog is for you! The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to suggest a few plants to add to your landscape that can help keep the pests away. If you'd like to bypass the work it takes to add these plants yourself, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515. Check out the following plants to help keep the pests away.

Keep the Pests Away from Your Landscape with These Plants

Citronella is great for keeping the mosquitos away! It masks the scents that attract mosquitos, mainly the carbon dioxide and lactic acid we produce. It can grow to a height of about 5 to 6 feet and you can either plant it in a pot or directly in the group with other plants. We can position this plant, however, suits your particular paradise the best.

While rosemary is a great herb to have around for cooking purposes, it can also help keep mosquitoes, flies, ants, and other insects away. When planting rosemary, it's important that the seeds are planted at least 2 to 3 feet away from one another.

Lavender can repel moths, flies, fleas, and mosquitoes. It should be planted in sunny areas to grow the best and to keep pests away. Try planting it:

  • Near your entryway
  • Near windows
  • Near the back door keep pests from entering your home.

While cats clearly love catnip, it's also a great natural insect repellant. Catnip grows like weeds. It should be planted in spring after the last frost and spaced 18 to 24 inches apart.

Need Some Landscaping Assistance Keeping the Pests Away

Paradise Landscaping is here to help you! We know how hard it can be to find the time plant these plants yourself and to continuously take care of them. We have the experience and manpower to keep your landscape looking fresh and like a paradise for you.

Paradise stands by the motto, “Maintaining your Paradise is our Business.”
We help you create your dream oasis at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, trees and shrubs, sod, among other features, and oversee the design and full maintenance. In addition, we also provide irrigation services.

Keep your landscape lush with an irrigation system. Proper irrigation is needed to assist in the growing and maintenance of landscapes during periods of inadequate rainfall.

For more information on how we can improve your landscape, give us a call at 573-964-6515 or visit our website at

Let us create the perfect PARADISE in your own backyard!


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