Best Mosquitoes Repelling Plants for Garden

By Manish Choudhary

Some plants naturally repel mosquitoes because of compounds they contain. Here are five plants to consider adding to your garden to help keep mosquitoes away:

1

Citronella

Citronella is a well-known mosquito-repelling plant with citronella oil used in candles and sprays. Planting citronella grass or scented geraniums in your garden can help keep mosquitoes away.

2

Lavender

Lavender smells good to us but not to mosquitoes. Plant it in sunny spots in your garden to keep mosquitoes away.

3

Marigold

Marigolds have pyrethrum, a natural insect repellent found in mosquito products. Plant them in your garden for color and to keep mosquitoes away.

4

Basil

Basil gives off a strong smell from essential oils like citronellol, which mosquitoes don't like. Planting basil in pots or in the garden can help keep mosquitoes away.

5

Rosemary

Rosemary, a fragrant herb, has compounds that repel insects. Plant it in your garden to ward off mosquitoes and enhance your culinary creations.

These plants help with mosquitoes, but no single plant gives complete protection. Use them along with other steps like removing standing water, using nets, and repellents for better defense against mosquitoes.