Summer is a wonderful time of year with outdoor activities plenty. Unfortunately summer also can mean pesky bugs that can be quite irritating. One of the most common, the mosquito, can not only be extremely irritating but can also carry harmful diseases. It’s definitely in our best interests to keep them away; thankfully there is a natural and easy way to keep them at bay. As it turns out many plants have properties that actually keep mosquitoes, as well as other bugs, away. The 4 plants below are excellent choices that you can grow today to keep Mosquitoes Away.
Basil is not only a delicious cooking herb, but has also been shown to keep mosquitos away. Placing this herb near a sunny window or on the patio and enjoy both a wonderful aroma as well as providing some anti-mosquitoe properties.
This beautiful herb grows best in sunny locations. It makes excellent decoration along garden paths, or even in a small basket on a window. It’s advised to slightly bruise the leaves to release the aroma which contains the repellent properties.
Peppermint is another very aromatic herb. It’s been known to grow quickly and take over gardens, so it’s usually best to plant in containers. This makes excellent for indoor planting, and in terms of space to smell it is one of the best bangs for your buck. You can also take the leaves and spread them around other plants of the garden as they also have been shown to prevent other types of pests that can damage plants.
Another very aromatic plant is the sage. While great for cooking, it is also great at keeping mosquitoes and other bugs away. A little different from the other plants on this list, the best way to elicit the bug repellent properties from sage is to burn it. Placing a little bit of sage in a bonfire is a fantastic way to keep the bugs at bay. It also adds an excellent scent to the fire, a nice bonus for those who dislike the smell of bonfire smoke.
Keep in mind these are only a couple of the many plants with replant properties. There are many other varieties of plants out there that will do the same, so there if the above doesn’t interest you keep looking!
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