In Arkansas, mosquitos can ruin the best of outside occasions. What could be better than implementing an attractive addition to your garden that will also fend off those pesky insects? Below are a few mosquito repelling plants that we suggest.
An annual, basil is commonly used in cooking but can also act as a mosquito repellant (and we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how wonderfully the herb goes with your summer tomatoes and a slice of mozzarella cheese)!
A member of the Allium family (think leeks, onions and shallots) chives are a perennial that also produce beautiful purple flowers while helping keep mosquitos at bay.
An annual, citronella is an active mosquito repellant when it is crushed. Often found in many commercial repellants this option is much more natural!
Containing citronella, lemongrass is a great way to naturally repel mosquitos. And it’s great in the kitchen for flavoring – especially Thai dishes.
This herb is a member of the mint family and comes in many varieties. Grow outside or close to a window indoors. In addition to being a mosquito repellent, Lavender produces delicate purple flowers and emits a lovely, calming smell.
A full sun annual that works well to add color and repel many different insects, including mosquitoes. Marigolds work well in large quantities in a bed or herb garden.
Rosemary is a beautiful flowering plant that is commonly used for cooking, and is extremely hardy. Keep this herb in your garden as a natural mosquito repellant!
Catnip not only repels mosquitoes but other insects as well. When crushed and rubbed on your skin, Catnip is a nontoxic alternative to store-bought sprays. Remember that cats love this herb so we suggest placing it away from other plants in your garden to prevent your furry friends from damaging your entire garden.
This bedding plant secretes Coumarin, a scent that mosquitos detest. Consider this little annual a beautiful, mosquito repelling asset to your garden!
An herb that contains aromatic properties that many insects find repulsive. Mint is also commonly planted as flavoring for tea or cooking in general and has a scent most people find pleasant.
There are many options to choose from when deciding to implement mosquito repelling plants in your garden. Whether your garden needs a filler plant or a focal point, we’ve got it! Come see us today to get your very own insect-repelling plants.