Now the warmer weather has started, the mozzies have started coming out in force. Growing garlic, basil, catnip, citronella and marigolds around your outdoor living areas will help repel mozzies. Garlic - While eating garlic-filled foods won’t repel mosquitoes unless you consume a massive amount, growing garlic can do the trick. Planting it not only helps to deter the nasty rascals, but you’ll have your own supply of vampire repellent 😂. Simply add some garlic to your vegetable garden or flowerbed. Citronella - The plant carries the fragrance of citronella in its foliage, and when a leaf is crushed and rubbed onto the skin, the aroma helps to naturally repel mosquitoes. Basil - emits its aroma without crushing the leaves, so you can grow it in pots and place them in your garden to help control mosquitoes. To keep the mosquitoes away from your skin, rub a handful of the leaves onto exposed areas. Catnip - Not only will your feline friends be appreciative of having catnip around, it’s considered one of the best natural insect repellents. It contains a natural chemical known as nepetalactone, which is a useful insect repellent .
Of course, if you’re not a fan of cats, you may want to consider one of the other plant options. Otherwise, be sure to plant it in a spot where cats can rub and roll in it without hurting adjacent plants. Some cats like it so much that they lie on it, roll on it, and chew it to the point of destruction.
While it will repel mosquitoes that are in close proximity to it, some people apply the crushed catnip leaves for optimal protection. Marigolds - contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents.
Position potted marigolds near the entrances to your home, as well as common mosquito entry points like open windows to deter the insects from going past the barrier. #richgrogarden #richgro #garden #gardens #gardening #instaplant #instagarden #instaflower #instagardenlovers #instagarden #picoftheday #plant #plants #plantoftheday #plantstagram #plantstrong #flora #flower #flowers #flowerstagram #flowerpower #flowerlovers #flowerstyles_gf #spring #gardenlovers