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There are countless sprays, perfumes, and chemicals designed to make your home smell good. If you're looking for an all-natural alternative, why not invest in the air-purifying plants?

With spring officially here, there's no better time to invest in air-cleaning plants. In fact, almost 30% of all homes in the United States own at least one house plant, whether it's for aesthetic purposes or air-purifying benefits.

Can plants really make your home smell good? In short: yes. While they might not be strong enough to mitigate the stench coming from your trash can, countless types of house plants will help filter your home's air, thereby improving the air quality and its scent. Here are some of the top air-cleaning and fragrant house plants you can invest in from garden centers this spring.

Plants that clean the air

When you simply want to mitigate unpleasant smells in your home, choosing the right houseplant is essential. Here are some of the top air-purifying options recommended by local garden centers:

  • Peace lilies: Peace lilies not only look beautiful, but they can help rid your home of that new upholstery smell. This plant is essential if you love refurbishing your home with new designs. You'll also feel a sense of accomplishment watching new buds bloom.
  • Mums: Mums are a great option for homes with current or past smokers. Mitigate these musty odors by stationing potted mums in your living room and bedroom, where cigarette smells are keen to linger.
  • Mother-in-law's tongue: Also known as bowstring hemp and snake plant, this is a common feature in most garden centers. This plant is an oxygen-producing machine, working hard to convert carbon dioxide into healthy, breathable air.

Plants that smell amazing

Once you've purged your home of unappealing smells, you can begin investing in fragrant plants. Ditch the candles and opt for calming lavender in the living room and fresh oregano in the kitchen. Best of all? You can eat your plant nursery in the end. Dry these leaves to make teas, herbs, and other concoctions once you're satisfied with the smell of your home.

Invest in plants and succulents today

Are you looking to improve the smell and appearance of your home? Don't hesitate to visit Al's Garden Center today. We have the perfect plants for homeowners, whether you have a green thumb or not. Contact our team of experts for more information.