Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

must try.Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. Plus, deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the plants. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard. Check out some of our favorites.

A Gardener's Guide to Salvias

Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard.

Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (the shrub) is large, evergreen and open and has fantastic flowers great for cutting.

leucadendron shrub - a bunch a different ones available -- for side bed by Desert Willows. Good for cutting for center pieces.

Good Grasses - Make pathways from a porous material, such as gravel, instead of non-permeable concrete so soil can absorb some water before it runs off. Ornamental grasses offer color and structure in this drought-resistant garden. Purple catmint and allium edge the gravel path in this flowerbed.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Creeping thyme at the bottom of a gravel path helps prevent water. Ornamental grasses offer color and structure in this drought-resistant garden. Purple catmint and allium edge the gravel path in this flowerbed.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 by Karen Roe, via Flickr. Pinned by Janna Schreier

Greyish blocks emphasize purple flower tones (RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 by Karen Roe).

Outstanding Australian Native Garden ❀ Burst Of Colours

Outstanding Australian Native Garden BB LOVE this! Coming from this end of the world, have no idea what most of the plants are, but a good nurseryman should tell you and then it wouldn't be difficult to reproduce.

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