Plant a Mosquito Repelling Garden & Enjoy the Outdoors Again
Do you love the outdoors but the biting insects just wont leave you alone? I may have a solution for you that will solve your bug-biting issue and get you back in the dirt, plant a mosquito repelling garden and enjoy the outdoors again!
Not only do herbs add amazing flavor to your favorite culinary dishes, but they do a wonderful job at repelling mosquitoes and other biting insects.
The essential oils of many herbs are well known for their pest-repellent properties. Volatile oils in herbs can help mask your scent and deter insects from biting you, include these herbs in your landscape for an enjoyable outdoor experience this season.
Mosquito Repelling Herbs offer an array of textures, colors, sizes and scents
From tall and spiky to short and fluffy, Designing a Mosquito-Repelling garden can be very aesthetically pleasing. The benefits of your garden will be a triple-fold, it will repel biting insects, pollinators and beneficial insects love it and you can use the herbs from your garden to cook with.
The Best Mosquito Repelling Herbs for Your Garden
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Verbena
- Lemon Grass
- Horseweed (stone root)
Planting a Mosquito Repelling Garden
You can dedicate an entire garden to your mosquito repelling herbs or incorporate the herbs into your already existing garden or flower bed. In addition, you should make some mosquito repelling planters to place on the deck or patio (these make a great house warming gift too!).
When choosing your herbs for the garden think texture and dimension; plant your tall herbs in the back or in the center if you can walk around your garden. Create walkways that will encourage touching, grabbing, and playing with your herbs.
You have to release the volatile oils in order for the herbs mosquito-repelling properties to work, so grab, pinch and rub the leaves and flowers of your herbs as you walk by.
DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent
Mosquitoes can ruin time outside and transmit disease. In this guest post I wrote for Common Sense Home, we’ll discuss what attracts mosquitoes, natural mosquito repellents (including mosquito spray recipes), plants that repel mosquitoes, mosquito control tips for your yard, and ways to avoid getting bit.
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