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        Full-Sun Plants: Perennials for Dry, Sunny Areas

        Landscaping IDEAS for Sunny Area

        Ideas / June 29, 2019

        • An ornamental annual flower
        • Emits a smell that deters mosquitoes
        • Easy-to-grow
        • Does well in pots, borders or the vegetable garden

        3. Citronella Grass -

        • Most commonly used natural ingredient in mosquito repellents
        • Lemon-scented
        • Does best in large planters (cannot withstand frost)
        • Make sure you buy Cybopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus

        4. Catnip -

        • From the mint family
        • Very easy to take care of
        • Can become invasive
        • Found to be ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET

        5. Rosemary -

        • An herb with a woody scent
        • Does best in hot and dry climates
        • Will thrive in containers elsewhere
        • Can be creatively pruned for borders or decoration

        6. Basil -

        • An herb that keeps flies and mosquitos at bay
        • Likes to be kept damp, needs good drainage, and enjoys lots of sun
        • Plant in containers or in the garden
        • All types of basil work as mosquito repellents

        7. Scented Geraniums -

        • Lemon is the favored scent for keeping mosquitos away
        • Beautiful blooms with a strong fragrance
        • Fast growing
        • Likes warm, sunny, and dry climates

        The best mosquito-repelling plants for your garden:

        If you don't want to douse yourself or your garden in chemical bug sprays you can grow some of these plants to help keep mosquitoes away naturally.

        Source: www.gardendesign.com