Mexican Marigolds for deterring many pests, including deer, when planted at the outer edges of your garden. Burn marigold leaves as a tick repellent or obtain essential oils by steam distillation. Use the marigold plant externally to remove ticks from your skin. Soaps, candles made with marigold are excellent to Repel Fleas Also repels Spiders, Ants and Mosquitoes
Carnation (Dianthus) produces numerous, fringed and fragrant star-like white to red single flowers atop wiry stems (to 10" tall) that arise from mounds of grassy gray-green foliage. Blooms in late spring with some repeat summer bloom.
TOTAL COST $40+ -Rock Forms; can be found at Home Depot, Lowes, etc for about $9. - 60# bag of Concrete (not Cement!) You'll need approx. 1 bag per "Square" - Water or garden hose - Bucket or Wheelbarrow - Trowel or Block of Wood - Pea Pebbles or Sand or gravel