Snakes love areas of dense coverage where an ample food source is present. Thick floral ground coverage attracts rats and mice, which in turn attracts snakes. They can hide under small rock beds, in vines, and anywhere that they can feed. So, design an anti-snake garden, which incorporates plants that repel snakes.
Plants that repel snakes will vary, depending on your natural ecosystem. Unfortunately, there is no single plant that will unanimously repel all snakes from your garden. However, when used correctly, they can be incredibly effective. Anything a snake smells from the moment it hatches will be a comforting smell to the snake. Therefore, if you are trying to rid your area of an existing snake infestation, the battle is uphill. If you are simply looking to deter snakes that are trying to get in from elsewhere to invade your property, the process is more straightforward.
Snakes do not like strong, bitter, or foreign smells. However, the kind of smell a snake considered “strong” or “unpleasant,” is contingent on the smells that they are born into. For instance, if you have a garden of onions, and there is a pregnant snake already inhabiting your field, the newborn snakes will associate the smell of onions with safety and “home.” This is not good for the property owner. However, for snakes that were not born into the onion garden, this smell will strongly deter them.
It is a subject of much conjecture as to what plants are most reliable for repelling pests. But, regardless of which plants you use, the principle of design is the same. To design a garden with plants that repel snakes, you will need to employ three key elements: a snake barrier, a variety of deterrent plants, and a lacking food source. Snakes eat mice, rats, and other small animals. Therefore, if your garden is unattractive to these critters, it will be unattractive to snakes. Using one, or multiple plants listed below, plant a hedge barrier around the perimeter of your garden. What’s more, he more rows of barrier plants, the more effective they will become. For example, a barrier row of onions is fine; a barrier row of onions and garlic is better; and a barrier row of onions, followed by garlic, followed by tobacco is great.