Easy & FREE Hack To Keep Bugs Off Your Plants Without Chemicals

by
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

Playing How To Use Pencils To Keep Bugs Off Houseplants | Plant Doctor Hilton Carter
How To Use Pencils To Keep Bugs Off Houseplants | Plant Doctor Hilton Carter Aired March 16, 2020

Bug off, gnats! Well, they'll do just that and stay away from your houseplants if you … sharpen some pencils? 

Hear "Plant Doctor" and author of Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces, Hilton Carter, out. 

"Most of us know that cedar is a known bug repellant," Hilton says. So all you have to do to keep bugs away from your plants is sharpen some pencils and spread the shavings on top of the soil.

You'll essentially be creating pencil mulch. Clever, right?

"Bugs, like gnats, really like to be on the top of the soil, especially when your soil is a little bit damp," the "Plant Doctor" explains. So the pencil shavings will help dry the soil out.

If you have a bigger plant, Hilton says, you might want to get cedar chips or sawdust instead.

This Week on the Show

You Might Like