One of my favorite things to do in the summer is hang outside by the fire. I find it extremely relaxing to get my over sized sweater on, some leggings, my slippers and a big glass of wine and just relax with the family on the deck next to the fire. It is a calm nirvana atmosphere that usually is only ruined by one thing….MOSQUITOES.
These annoying pest have on numerous occasions absolutely ruined my relaxing time and I personally feel that every year they have gotten worse. I have come to the idea that they must have a personal vendetta against me and have targeted my home. So I have decided to make it my mission to destroy them.
After doing some research, I have decided that I am going to first try the natural route. “Why not just spray your yard or put up a zap light?” a friend of mine asked. Well, you see, I have children and pets, and the idea of spraying chemicals all over the place is just not the first solution I want to rush to. As for the zap light, well lets just say I have an over curious Siberian husky and when she seems something “interesting” she will stop at nothing, and I mean NOTHING until she is able to “inspect” that object. So, I would prefer to avoid my dog getting zapped.
Instead, I have decided to plant some “Aromatic Mosquito Repellent Plants” in the beds around my deck and in my raised deck boxes. I am hoping that these plants create a natural barrier that the mosquitoes will be offended by and turn tail.
Below is a list of plants that will help deter mosquitoes and various insects. I selected these plants as they are all aromatic and will not require me to crush or bruise the plant in order to release the repellent properties. Simplistic is what I ultimately wanted. To plant these plants and let them do their thing.
Aromatic Mosquito Repellent Plants