How to make the garden smell good?

Bad smells in a garden can make our stay in it much shorter than we would like. That’s right. Nobody likes to sit for example, enjoying reading a good book, and suddenly feel that the wind has brought a most unpleasant aroma to our noses.

There’s a solution? Fortunately, yes. Even in the worst case, there is always something we can do. So do not hesitate to write down these tricks to make the garden smell good.

Find the source of the bad smell

This is basic, but important. It is the first thing to do when the garden does not smell good. But of course, what causes a bad smell? Well, there are several things: animal excrement and urine, stagnant water, garbage,… and even if you live in a rural area (in cities it does not usually happen) or you have a very large garden, there may be an animal that died recently.


If you have dogs and/ or cats that go to your garden, it is necessary that you remove their excrement, and also if you can the urine, since in the long run they damage the earth, especially the urine of felines, which is very concentrated. Be careful: animals and gardens are perfectly compatible, but it does not hurt to protect plants from their residues.

In case you already do but it still smells bad, do not rule out taking a look in case some furry has gone to your garden to die. It is something that stray cats do a lot: they look for a quiet and safe place, next to a tree or even inside a large bucket (no joke: one of my ‘gardener’ cats got into a paint bucket, the big ones, to die there).

You can remove his body yourself if you feel strong (both physical and, above all, emotional), or ask someone to do it. Then, you can choose to bury it in your lot, or contact the authorities to take it away.

Stagnant water

Stagnant water is one of the worst things that can be in a garden, except of course fountains and ponds . But you have to be careful: if the climate is mild and/ or warm, it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes… and if the bad smell that this water gives off is already horrible, things get worse if there are a lot of mosquitoes that do not They will leave you alone as soon as you set foot in the garden.

Therefore, you have to remove that stagnant water. If it is in buckets, sources, or in any other similar place, it will be removed and then cleaned, thoroughly, with a little dishwasher.


After a lunch or dinner, you have to take everything inside the house to clean and/ or throw it away. However, if the remains are vegetables, that is, the skin of some fruit, the few potatoes that have remained,… etc., we may have the tendency to throw it on the ground, as we fertilize it that way.

It is so. But especially during the summer it is not advisable to leave the leftovers there, out in the open. So you have to clean the garden from time to time.

Plant some plants that smell good

It is very interesting to put plants that produce flowers with a pleasant aroma. These, in addition, are beautiful, and very easy to care for. You can make this a family project and teach your children, nephews and/ or grandchildren how to plant and care for plants.

While you do it, you will get a garden that smells much better.

8 plants with a pleasant aroma

We’ve compiled a list of eight amazing scented plants to make any garden smell really, really good:


The Wisteria are creepers of deciduous leaf large, ideal for walls, walls, and large louvers. They produce scented hanging flowers in spring.


The roses are shrubs, some climbing, grown for the beauty of its flowers. There are many cultivars that produce flowers with a sweet aroma for much of the year.

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus) 

The hyacinths are bulbous plants that bloom in spring. Plant the bulb in the fall, and you can enjoy its pleasant scent after a few months.


The gardenias are shrubs or small trees evergreen characterized by producing white flowers with a very pleasant aroma in spring.

Lilo ( Syringa vulgaris )

The common lilac or lilac is a small tree or large deciduous shrub that produces flowers that are normally lilac, but can be white and scented during the spring.


The Phlox are annual or perennial plants whose flowers that sprout in spring, summer or fall depending on the species, are of colors ranging from pale blue to bright red and white.

Chocolate flower ( Cosmos atrosanguineus )

Chocolate flower is a low-rise perennial herb that produces deep red to dark brown flowers that give off a delicate chocolate aroma.

Heliotrope (Heliotropium)

Image – Wikimedia/ Bernard DUPONT

The heliotrope are plants can be annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or sometimes depending on the species, which produce fragrant flowers and pink, blue, or purple in spring.

We hope that, now, you can be in your garden and enjoy it to the fullest .

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