Growing the purple lavender is easy and fun. And of course, it makes a beautiful plant. But that’s not it. The tall and proud lavender brings in loads of benefits to your garden, your home, and your health. In this post, we look at some of the benefits of growing lavender in your garden. So let’s get started.
Benefits To Your Garden
Lavender can be a great addition to any garden as it is a hardy plant that doesn’t need a lot of care and maintenance. Only if there is enough sunshine, the beautifully colored, the sweet-smelling plant can thrive in conditions with limited water. Let’s look at some of the benefits of growing lavender in your garden.
Apart from its beautiful color, Lavender is known for its soothing scent. The relaxing aroma of fresh lavender plants will keep your yard fragrant and keep you relaxed all day. Only when you get a whiff of the fresh purple plant will you understand why lavender oil is a commonly used ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and other scented sachets.
Keeps Mosquitos, Flies, and Fleas Away
The soothing scent of the lavender plant may be a favorite for humans, but fleas, flies, and mosquitos detest it. Hence, growing lavender plant in your garden is a great way to get rid of moths, fleas, flies, and mosquitos. And while the lavender plant can protect your garden from unwanted guests, the use of lavender products on skin can serve the purpose of mosquito repellant without damaging your skin.
And while lavender plant may keep the mosquitos and flies away, it attracts pollinators including butterflies and bees. In urban settings where the population of natural pollinators, including bees and butterflies, is on a decline, lavender plants offer an invaluable attraction to these species. What is more important is that these natural pollinators will keep your yard thriving for many years to come.
Thank you to Green and Ripe.
Missouri Lavender Trials & Research Update by Kelly McGowan: three minute youtube video here.