No one wants to deal with mosquitoes when enjoying a nice relaxing evening outside in the cool air. Sadly these pests are a major part of summer. With a little planning in your garden, you can repel mosquitoes and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful garden to relax in on a nice summer evening, host a bug-free cookout, or join good friends around the bonfire.
Perennial plants that repel mosquitoes
One of the most common plants for repelling mosquitoes is lemongrass. This beautiful ornamental grass is the origin of popular citronella. This plant grows well in pots on your patio or as part of your garden beds.
Marigolds are cute little flowers that make great garden edging. Plant them around the edges of your garden beds both to help repel insects from your garden and to help repel mosquitoes from the rest of your yard.
What scent keeps mosquitoes away?
Lavender is a great flower to repel mosquitoes. It’s one of the most beautiful perennial plants that repel mosquitoes, and their strong fragrance is loved by most people for its amazing beneficial qualities like improving sleep and reducing stress. One benefit many people overlook when it comes to lavender is its ability to keep flying insects away by both repelling and masking your scent. Lavender is easy to grow in pots or your garden beds and is a great perennial you do not have to plant each year to keep enjoying.
If you need a strong plant to repel mosquitoes you will love the herb pennyroyal. While pregnant women should not handle this plant it is generally safe to have in the garden provided you do not have children and animals that may eat it. This herb is in the mint family and has a strong aroma that mosquitoes do not like.
Want a herb you can eat that plays well with the vegetables in your garden and repels mosquitoes and other unwanted insects? Rosemary is a great option for growing in in your vegetable or herb garden to help protect you from mosquitoes while you work.
What plants do mosquitoes hate?
There are many plants that mosquitoes hate and lucky for you, growing them only makes you yard look more beautiful! In addition to the plants listed above, basil, common lantana, and st one root are plants that mosquitoes hate.