4 Plantings That Can Help Repel Insects

NEW YORK, NY, July 06, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Taking a lunch break outside in your office’s landscaped area is a great way to get some fresh air away from your desk. However, when there are too many bugs around, it can be more irritating than relaxing. Luckily, there are plants that can keep certain insects away, so you can enjoy their beauty without flicking a creepy-crawler off of your arm. John Mini Distinctive Landscapes is here to suggest the nicest plants that both exude beauty as well as keep the bugs away.


Petunias are bright, beautiful flowers that add fun pops of color to your landscape. The best part about Petunias is the fact that they keep beetles, squash bugs, and aphids away.


Lavender has many uses. Some use it for relaxation and others use it in their lemonade. When it comes to bugs, Lavender is a hero. You can say goodbye to flies, moths, and mosquitoes once these are planted. Those are probably the three worst inspects to have around, so thank goodness for this plant!


Chrysanthemums are gorgeous, bold flowers that cannot go unnoticed. Not only will they bring color to the area, but they keep away mosquitoes, roaches, beetles, ticks, and silverfish. Often used in common insecticides, these flowers are sure to keep the bugs at bay.

Lemon Thyme

Although lemon thyme doesn’t directly repel bugs as it exists in the garden, it’s oil can be used as a mosquito repellent when rubbed on your skin. Simply cut off a piece and rub between your hands to activate! Not to mention, it’s small bright green leaves are a great way to add greenery throughout your landscape.

There are endless plant varieties that serve purposes in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. Put down the bug spray and enjoy your lunch break outside, sans mosquitos. With a nice change of scenery, you’ll finally be able to relax and recharge. Contact John Mini Distinctive Landscapes today to transform your landscape with plants that look great AND keep unwanted insects away.

John Mini Distinctive Landscapes is an NYC-based, professional landscaping firm serving New York and New Jersey. With more than 40 years of experience, John Mini brings a bit of the natural world into an urban landscape. We offer services in the installation, upkeep, and maintenance of indoor and outdoor landscapes. Find out more about turning your workspace into a greenspace by visiting www.johnmini.com or call us at (845) 403-7927.

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