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