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Did you know these plants really repel mosquitoes? Check out these things you can grow as a natural mosquito repellent.

There is always something that needs to be done in the garden.

We recently did some research on how to remove blackberry bushes in our yard. They’re very invasive, but we were able to recover our property and plant a thriving lawn.

12 plants that repel mosquitoes

And, we made this cute clay pot garden sculpture to dress up the area as well. I love how it turned out. 

A marigold flower, great for repelling mosquitoes

These Plants Really Repel Mosquitoes

Lately, the mosquitoes have really been driving us crazy outside.

Rather than use some type of bug spray, we decided to add a few natural mosquito repellents to the area to help out.

Repel Mosquitoes with Plants


Yes, they definitely do. Have you ever noticed that certain animals hate the smell of marigolds?

Or that mice don’t like the smell of peppermint?

Well, there are plants that mosquitoes don’t like as well.

Planting some of them in your garden will discourage mosquitoes from visiting that area of your yard.

Of course, it makes the most sense to plant these plants that really repel mosquitoes near your outside seating so that you can benefit from them the most.

Some of these plants are perennials and some are annuals.

You may need to replant them each year. 

If you’re wondering what potted plants keep mosquitoes away, try herbs like basil or a few marigolds.

A marigold flower, yellow in color looking at it from above.

What Plants Repel Mosquitoes?


Try adding a few of these plants to your garden or around your patio.

A field of lavender plants, which are also great for repelling mosquitoes.

They really do work to discourage mosquitoes from visiting you.

  1. Lavender
  2. Marigolds
  3. Citronella grass
  4. Catnip
  5. Bee Balm (Monarda)
  6. Basil
  7. Scented geraniums
  8. Lemon Balm
  9. Rosemary
  10. Lantana
  11. Garlic
  12. Thyme

Planting a few of these plants that help discourage mosquitoes will help keep your yard bug-free.

As a benefit, many bugs dislike these scents including ticks.

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