What mosquito repellent plants to grow in a garden?

What mosquito repellent plants to grow in a garden?

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What are the best mosquito repellents?

If you only had to choose one mosquito repellent to plant in your garden to spend a summer without scratching yourself, it's obvious, it would be ... lemongrass of course! This is quite logical since it is the most used plant in the development of mosquito repellents which can be found in shops or in pharmacies. In the garden, the lemongrass mosquito repellent is as beautiful as it is effective. You can put it in a pot or in the ground, around the terrace, in the heart of the garden or near the entrance of the house. Just know that lemongrass needs sun and water.

In the same vein, among the mosquito repellants that work very well, you can also plant in your garden:

  • Lemon verbena, lemongrass thyme or lemongrass basil, just as effective as lemongrass.
  • Eucalyptus, whose essence repels mosquitoes.
  • Lemon balm, whose smell strongly displeases winged critters; in addition, lemon balm is super easy to grow and very resistant.
  • Catnip, also known as catnip, whose oil is a very powerful mosquito repellent. And in addition, if you have a cat, he will love to roll in it. This is called killing two birds with one stone!
  • The laburnum, which contains a poison that destroys the mosquito larvae.
  • Artemisia lemon, a plant with a sweet lemon scent very little prized by insects.

Can flowers also keep mosquitoes away?

If you like flowers and colorful gardens, good news: know that in addition to plants, there are many mosquito repellent flowers that will help you have a beautiful garden ... and without any mosquitoes!
You can thus turn to geraniums, which are grown both in pots and in the garden, but also fragrant pelargonium, Dalmatian Pyrethrum, tansy, sweet woodruff, lantana, marigold or even lavender.

Indeed, if their sweet scent is very pleasant for the human nose, mosquitoes - who hate strong odors - are far from crazy about them. So plant these flowers around your house, on your flowerbeds or in pots in front of the entrance to your home: mosquitoes will stay away.

Aromatic herbs to protect against mosquitoes

To get rid of mosquitoes in your garden, in addition to plants and flowers, you can also count on important allies: aromatic herbs. Indeed, aromatic herbs for the most part give off a fairly penetrating odor which will not fail to repel mosquitoes out of your reach. Cherry on the cake ? In addition to keeping the mosquitoes at bay, you can use them for cooking ... if that's not clever!

From mosquito repellent herbs the most effective you can count on: thyme, rosemary, basil, mint, peppermint, and all members of the alliaceae family (garlic, onion, chives).