81 Border Plants That Are Better Than A Fence

Utilize these as borders to help control pests and attract beneficial insects to your garden.

May 23, 2016
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When it comes to choosing the ideal plants to line your garden, you want to be a good host to your friendly neighborhood beneficial insects—think: ladybugs, lacewings, and ground beetles. To get the energy they need to search for their prey or to reproduce, many of these critters need nectar for carbohydrates and pollen for protein, and certain flowers are much better sources of both. You'll also want to select plants that will serve as shelter to help those beneficial insects thrive. Making the right plant choices means these happy insects will return the favor by pollinating your fruit and vegetable garden, increasing your yields. The following plants are all good picks, but be sure to check their invasive potential where you live, as a few of them may become weedy in certain climates.

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