Did you know that there are natural mosquito repellent plants? Yes, you can add these plants to your patio or landscape to keep those pesky bugs away from the fun. So, when you are planning your summer flowers and herbs, be sure to reference our list to stay bug free!
There are actually several plants that will repel mosquitoes. I am going to list a few of my personal favorites that are readily available. Most of these you can find at a local plant store or home improvement store. Plant them around any outdoor areas where your friends and family will gather. So, get shopping and send those bugs packing!
Natural Mosquito Repellent Plants
- Citronella grass
- Citrosum (often called mosquito plants in the garden center)
- Scented geraniums
- Lemon balm
So many options right? I love adding herbs to my back porch so those options are natural for me. You might love flowers more so pick those instead. Whichever you choose, I am sure you will find some of these plants to repel mosquitoes useful for your summer barbecues and gatherings. You can even pull a few leaves off of these plants, crush them, and rub them on your skin for added protection. Those bugs won’t know what hit em!
On a budget? Try starting a few of these from seeds! Marigolds and herbs are super each to start in a small pot with an inexpensive seed packet. You can then divide the seedlings and plant them around your porch and yard.
So, will you be trying these natural mosquito repellent plants around your home? Do you have any other plants that you might add to our list? I would love to hear how this method works for you!
Love these plants that repel mosquitoes and want more great ideas? Try the links below!
- DIY Vertical Garden for Your Porch
- Hanging Herb Garden
- Garden in a Jar
- Make Mosquito Repellent Candles
- Organic Pest Control