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Protection from bugs

While you’ll want your tools close by in that apron, the opposite is true for bugs that can follow you around the yard. Keep pests at bay naturally with this banana treated with Chrysanthemum scent. The odor, which doesn’t register as strongly with humans, deters mosquitoes, biting flies and other bugs, so you can avoid using toxic sprays.

Offer your plants pest protection by bringing beneficial insects into the garden to crowd out the predators. You can invite friendly Mason bees by providing them with a wooden house, or keep ladybugs over winter by supplying them with a hibernation cabin. Thousands can fit into one of these small structures.