I don’t know about you but one of the things I really don’t like about summer is Mosquitos! They really put a damper on all your outdoor activities…especially your evening gatherings. You can light citronella candles, apply mosquito repellent but what about repelling mosquitos in a natural way…with plants!
As I do with most things today, if I have a question, I search the internet. Some of the plants I found that are great for repelling mosquites include: citronella, catnip, rosemary, marigolds, lemon balm and the “mosquito plant” (which I believe is a member of the geranium family). When I was at my local nursery, I picked up a mosquito plant and some marigolds and thought I’d try to make a mosquito repelling planter. Here’s what I did.
These are the plants I purchased
I made my planter following these steps
1. I put rocks in the bottom of my pot for drainage.
3. I arranged my plants in my pot and finished filling my pot with Moisture Control Potting Mix
Here’s my planter! I’m super excited to see if it really does repel mosquitos! I’ve never used a lot of fertilizers on my plants but MiracleGro has two different types that look like winners that I may just go out and try this year. They are LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit andShake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food.
Gardening is a great activity year round and a great activity to do with kids. If you are looking for some inspiration, Miracle Gro has tutorials for some really fun garden projects. Also, if you are like me, stop by The Gro Project Pinterset board for some great ideas! Finally, check out this great video to learn more about MiracleGro’s The Gro Project!