If mosquitoes drive you away from enjoying your outdoor space for a long time, here’s a simple container gardening pot solution for your outdoors. Say goodbye to sticky mosquito repellent lotion and smelly sprays with this plant mix that’s organic and natural at shooing away mosquitoes. Not only will these plant mix deter mosquitoes from hovering over you, it’ll also look great while doing it.
A perennial grass which grows in clusters, citronella grass can grow up to 5-6 feet in height. It’s a low maintenance grass which also gives a great background to other mosquito-repelling plants.
Brightening up any spot it occupies, marigold dazzles with its bright orange-yellow flowers. This hardy annual blooms best in full sun during spring, summer, and even fall. Aside from repelling mosquitoes flying around, marigold’s root system also repel nematodes underground, making it a great companion plant to have in a pot of mosquito fighters.
Best known for its scent, lavender is another hardy plant which loves the sun just like the marigold. And while humans love it for its scent, insects especially the mosquito is repelled by it. Its overpowering musk halts insects on its way by messing up insect’s smelling abilities.
While it may turn cats into docile creatures rolling around in ecstasy, catnips vanquish mosquitoes. A study done by Iowa State University entomologists in 2010 found out that catnip is stronger than commercially produced mosquito-repellents. While catnip repels mosquitoes effectively, cat owners might find their yard attracting more cats than they’d like.
While these plants combat mosquitoes’ presence effectively, having clean surroundings and preventing mosquitoes from propagating is still the best way to rid your property of these pesky insects. With this container pot full of pretty but powerful plants, you’re shielded and twice protected.