One of the most annoying aspects of having a nice lawn is coming outside one morning to find that bugs or wildlife have completely devastated the plants on your property. However, there are a number of ways to keep pests of all sizes out of your yard, including the three ways listed below.


One of the simplest ways to keep pests out of your yard, particularly insects, is to invest in plants that have natural oils that repel the insects that are bothering you. For example, you can use lavender to keep moths, flies, fleas, and mosquitoes away.

Citronella is also a good choice if you find that you are dealing with a lot of mosquitoes on your property. Citronella oil is so effective against mosquitoes that it is often utilized in many of the most common and popular types of mosquito repellents. The citronella plant will also have a stronger aroma and greater effectiveness than a mosquito spray that contains citronella.

Coffee Grounds

Another great way to protect your yard from pests of all sizes is coffee. By placing coffee grounds in your soil, you will not only be providing a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for your plants but will also be repelling a number of pests that despise the smell of coffee. 

Two of the most common pests that coffee will keep away are slugs and cats. In addition, the strong smell of the coffee can often drive away animals with a strong sense of smell, such as deer. 

Blood Meal

Finally, blood meal is one of the most effective ways to keep certain animals out of your property due to the faint smell of blood that it will leave in your lawn. While this blood smell will scare away the wildlife, the smell will typically be too faint for the human nose to detect. Blood meal is often used as a fertilizer as well because it has a very high nitrogen content, so you can scare the wildlife away and make your yard healthier.

In most cases, the animals that blood meal will affect are prey animals that get very nervous and alarmed when they detect the smell of blood. This makes blood meal an ideal way to deal with deer or rabbits.

Contact a landscaping service today in order to discuss what you can do to keep animals and insects from destroying your plants or getting too close to your home. Plants can provide a natural repellent for many insects, while coffee and blood meal are ideal for chasing off larger pests.

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