Last year, our backyard was filled with mosquitoes and other biting insects. I often thought that there had to be something we could do to reduce the bug population and bug bites without using some sort of insecticide. I may have finally found an answer.
Recently, there have been a multitude of articles and blogs about how to deter mosquitoes, either with bug sprays or certain varieties of flowers, herbs and other plantings. Personally, I would rather go with the more natural method of planting things. There is a perfect location in our backyard to do just that.
Here are some of the plants that may help with your bug problem:
|Cadago Tree||Lemon Balm||Rosemary|
|Catmint||Lemon Grass||Scented Geranium|
|Cedars||Lemon Verbena||Stone Root|
|Citronella grass||Mexican Marigold||Tansy|
|Clove||Nodding Onion||Vanilla Leaf|
Check out this site for more information on how and where these beauties grow best. Some of them may do better than others in your area.
We are going to try Marigolds, Catnip, Basil, Chrysanthemums, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender and Garlic. By the end of summer, I’ll have plenty of “research” completed in this war against biting insects!