How to Keep Aphids Away From Your Garden
Not only do aphids cause damage to plants, but they are vectors for disease, too.
The only good thing about aphids is that they are easily controlled with organic methods.
This bug may look mean and damaging, but it is actually a beneficial bug that can help control aphids and other garden pests.
Many pests don’t like the smell of alliums (garlic, onions, chives, and leeks), and aphids are no exception.
Like insecticidal soaps, neem oil sprays work very well on aphid infestations, but they are generalized insecticides too and shouldn’t be used on plants or flowers.
Marigolds are a reliable, favorite insect-repelling companion plant.
If you’ve struggled with aphids in your garden this year, the best thing you can do to prevent them from cropping up in next year’s garden is a good garden cleanup.
A cluster of aphids this large can seem scary, but rest assured they are easily dealt with with one or more of these simple methods.