Summertime is here again and many of us will be firing up the barbeque grill, friends will be invited over and gathering on the outside will be a well-anticipated activity. If you have kids around, they will enjoy the excitement of being out of school and getting themselves all dirty while they build awesome fun-loving memories.
But there are show spoilers that sometimes leave spots on your kid’s skin, annoy your friends and family and bite away the fun from the sweet moments. Here are some plants that can prevent all that fun from spoiling. And give some peace of mind in the warm summer
These plants are not just beautiful, they smell wonderful and make such a lush golden patch in your garden. But that’s not all- they keep a lot of bugs away from the garden including mosquitos. Because of their ability to repel insects so well, some organic farmers use them to as insecticides.
This plant is commonly taken for lemongrass, however, they are not the same plants. Citronella is commonly used in insecticides and it’s strong citrusy scent repels mosquitoes and works as an antiseptic on a variety of uses. It is used in candles, potpourri, lotions and many others to help ward off insects. A wonderful plant to use in your home in pots or in the yard to keep mosquitoes away. Lemongrass, on the other hand, is used to prepare and flavor various dished in the food world.
This plant is said to attract all the cats to your yard so no mouse will come around when you have it. Catnip is used to repel mosquitoes just with its presence. It is related to the mint family of plants and is easy to grow. Some people just grab a few leaves off this plant and crush them out and rub themselves for maximum protection.
It is also known as horsemint. This one is best planted in pots because it has a tendency to want to take over the entire yard. It grows very fast and has the ability to withstand droughts. It attracts pollinators such as butterflies and bees. But the best thing about it is that keeps the mosquitoes away!
So great for your pestos and pizza sauces and so many other awesome dishes. But this plant is also good for keeping those annoying mosquitoes away. The best varieties to look out for to repel these pests are the lemon basils and the cinnamon basils. They are so good that the leaves don’t have to be crushed to reap its wonderful benefits.
One of the most popular flowers known for its essential oil. It has a powerful scent that is harmless to humans but deadly to some insects. Mosquitoes stay far from this plant so it is good to have in your yard, besides it gives the landscape a soothing touch of class and beauty.
Well, who doesn’t like a nice cup of mint tea? Mosquitoes most certainly do not. They can’t even stand the presence of the plant so this one is a definite good choice for mosquito repellent you would want to have. They strive well in pots and will also add some finesse to the yard.
They will strike you from a distance with brilliant colorful features. But they are not just radiant, they keep those blood-sucking pests at bay also.
Another culinary choice for flavoring so many awesome dishes. Have you ever tasted rosemary potatoes? They are superb. This herb makes a wonderful calming tea but in this case, you want to have some around to repel the mosquitoes as this herb works well in doing so. It is good for planting in the yard but may be more effective in a pot that you can just transport to wherever you are in the house or yard.
This plant is so famous for repelling mosquitoes that it goes by the popular name “mosquito repellent plant”. It a perennial that you can plant in the front yard and enjoy the benefits it carries with its long life.
Enjoy using as much of these plants as you like, and make your time on the outside much more peaceful.