Plants To Help Repel Mosquitoes
We know that many of our customers are loving that the summer season is starting in a few short days. Even though it has been warm in Florida for some time, there is always something exciting about the official start of summer. One aspect of summer that we are not looking forward to is the onslaught of mosquitoes. There is nothing to like about mosquitoes. They make their presence known and leave you feeling itchy and uncomfortable when you are bitten. One way that you can help eliminate or reduce the number of mosquitoes is by adding certain plants to your yard. Not only can certain plants help repel mosquitoes, but they can also add curb appeal to your property. Plants that can help include:
If you have been trying to manage mosquitoes for any amount of time, you have probably used citronella candles. Citronella grass is the scent that you smell in the candles and it is a natural repellant. This grass grows best in warm climates and can be planted in the ground or a planter.
This simple flower not only helps repel wildlife and insects from your flower beds, but it can also help repel mosquitoes. Marigolds can be planted as a border for a flower bed or in a planter.
The strong scent of this plant is thought to make it difficult for mosquitoes to smell their prey. This plant does well in our area because once it is established in the ground, it is drought-resistant and does well in full sun.
It is important that your new plants are being watered sufficiently to ensure proper growth. If you have an irrigation system that needs to be serviced or you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We are proud to help those who are located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties. We look forward to hearing from you soon.