Mosquitoes are an extremely annoying part of every summer. They are everywhere this time of year, and their bites create itchy red welts. Some mosquitoes even carry diseases! Naturally, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep these pests out of your yard!
As the weather warms up, you will probably want to hang out in your yard and get started on landscaping. Unfortunately, so do the mosquitoes. Creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape can be fun, but mosquitoes can take a real chunk out of that fun. Fortunately, with some clever landscaping, you can help to deter mosquito activity on your property. Here are some mosquito-resistant landscaping ideas to help keep the bugs away!
We’ve all been there: enjoying the warm day outside but find ourselves being bitten, so we reach for that stinky bug spray. This, however, is not the healthy option. Many of the bug sprays found in stores are loaded with gross, harmful chemicals that harm your health almost as much as they harm the mosquitoes you are trying to repel. Lemongrass essential oil is an all-natural option which can replace bug sprays. There are a number of essential oils that can repel bugs, without all the chemicals. If you have a green thumb, consider planting some citronella. This plant is a safe mosquito repellant and can be grown right in your yard.
Citronella is not the only mosquito repellant plant you can incorporate into your landscaping. There are several others that can help you keep the bugs away. However, the scent is a factor you should take into consideration when choosing which plants to add to your yard. While there are several plants have a smell that can help to repel mosquitoes, you may not enjoy it either, so be sure you’re choosing plants that you actually enjoy. Plants commonly used to deter mosquitoes include marigolds, asters, chrysanthemums, and some types of daisies. There are also insect repellent herbs, such as basil, anise, and coriander. Plant these near your deck, or in flower boxes near your windows to deter mosquitoes.
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