Everyone hates mosquitoes. When you live out in the country you see them a lot more than those that live in the city. This means you need simple solutions to deal with them. One great tool you have at your disposal is your garden. Putting plants that repel mosquitoes in your garden and in patio flower pots around areas you entertain, or even in window boxes to keep them out of your home is a great way to help reduce how many mosquitoes you deal with in the summer. With the floods, this year the mosquitoes have been out of control but the house and yard have been a safe haven with all of our plants and essential oils.
You will love these useful plants that repel mosquitoes
Garlic is a great vegetable to add to your garden to repel mosquitoes. Garlic known for its fabled ability to repel vampires is great for the entire family and the smell generally repels these bloodsuckers. Plant garlic in your garden to repel mosquitoes and add amazing immune-boosting benefits of this flavorful addition to your cooking.
Lemongrass is a great ornamental grass anyone can grow around their home. It is perfect for flower beds and large pots on your patio. Lemongrass is also a great kitchen herb with a light lemon flavor. Lemongrass is the essential oil found in Zote Soap that give it the mosquito repelling power we love to take advantage of in our home.
Peppermint is great for flavoring your tea or lemonade, setting upset stomachs, and repelling mosquitos. They do not like the strong fragrance and is generally avoid areas with a large concentration of mint growing. This is a great ground cover option for areas of your yard that do not receive a lot of foot traffic. Be sure to use garden edging to control the spread of peppermint.
Sage is a great plant to grow in your garden. It can be used in the kitchen, the blooms attract pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. But perhaps your new favorite use for sage is that is can repel mosquitoes. Sage is part of the mint family and carries a very strong fragrance that can help repel mosquitoes.
Use these plants to repel mosquitoes
Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to grow. This herb is easy to grow and has many amazing uses while being a great plant to repel mosquitoes. Grow lavender near bedroom windows that are often left open at night to help you sleep and keep these pests at bay. Lavender has many great uses that are well worth growing in your garden or purchasing a bottle of lavender essential oil.
Basil is a kitchen staple for many of us. Growing basil in the garden can help keep pests away while giving you a great cooking and medicinal herb for your garden. This makes a great option for edging garden beds or growing in with flavorful tomatoes.
Marigold is a popular landscape edging plant known for its ability to repel mosquitoes from around your home. These relatively short plants also do well in window boxes and potted gardens.
While the caps love catnip the mosquitoes hate the smell. This makes catnip a great option for growing in posts around your entertainment areas. Avoid growing directly in your garden is you have cats that live wild in your area or you are bound to become the cat hangout. While it will attract cats to catch mice the cats are likely to tear apart your garden beds. Opt to grow catnip in large pots away from the rest of your garden. Near doors is a great place to put catnip to repel mosquitoes and help keep field mice from venturing in when the cool fall air hits.