How to Get Rid of Ticks around your Yard If you do not want to use chemicals, plant Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium. This plant has a high level of natural pyrethrins and helps to dispel ticks naturally. Other natural tick repellants are geranium. lavender, and peppermint essential oils
How to Get Rid of Ticks around your Yard - The Gardening Cook
For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.