Do you love to stay on the porch but those mosquitoes keep buzzing around and biting you? Fret no more since we’re here to give you the garden formula in terms of plants that drive those pesky mosquitoes away and for good!
First stop, lemongrass which is usually considered as a decorative grass plant. It can grow up to 4 feet and is well-suited to the Texas climate. It handles heat and drought wonderfully well but can’t tolerate frost. Its citronella ingredient makes it repel mosquitoes away so that means a more peaceful, mosquito-free stay on your porch.
Another favorite mosquito-repellent plant is lavender. Not only does it repel mosquitoes and pesky bugs, it also impregnates the air with its fragrance. Plant it in a full sun area and make sure that the container has an adequate drainage system. Lavender in pots may also require more fertilizer since it quickly uses up the soil’s nutrients.
Plant it in boxes or hanging from the ceiling, these plants live and thrive in containers. Put geraniums where they can bask in the afternoon shade but be careful that it doesn’t receive full sun. Geraniums are also heat sensitive that they stop blooming when it’s too hot. Another tip to keep the blooms coming is to cut the faded ones to encourage the plant to bloom some new ones.
Almost in full bloom all-year round, marigolds give off different shades of yellow. These plants love the sunlight so make sure to plant them in full sun. Did you know that while marigolds keep mosquitoes away, their root system are also good at keeping pernicious underground worms too?
Not only do these plants bloom in beauty, they also make sure your stay on the porch is peaceful and mosquito-free! So what are you waiting for? Keep this beauties planted in your porch now and say goodbye to mosquitoes forever!