Many homeowners invest a significant amount of time and energy into making their outdoor spaces inviting places to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, there is a common pest that often interferes with these well-laid plans: the mosquito.
Are you wondering how to keep mosquitoes away without bug spray? You may not have realized that the intense aromas of many herbs repel mosquitoes. Some of them may help just by being planted near sitting areas, while others are most effective when crushed and rubbed on the skin, or in commercial essential oils.
Mosquito Repellent Plants
Below, let’s take a look at some of the best options for your garden and deck.
Citronella Grass and Lemongrass
Both citronella grass and lemongrass are warm-climate clumping grasses. Citronella grass (Cybopogon nardus) is the source of citronella oil, the most common ingredient in herbal mosquito repellent products. Most consider it to be inedible, but the plant can help keep the … Read Full Post »