These Insanely Helpful Garden Plants Keep the Mosquitoes Away

Lavender: Its strong fragrance repels mosquitoes while adding beauty and scent to your garden.

Citronella Grass: Contains citronella oil, a natural mosquito repellent used in candles and sprays.

Marigolds: The scent deters mosquitoes, and their bright blooms add color to your garden.

Catnip: Contains a compound called nepetalactone, which is more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET.

1Rosemary: A versatile herb with a scent that repels mosquitoes and adds flavor to your cooking.

Basil: Releases a strong aroma that keeps mosquitoes at bay and can be used in cooking.

Lemon Balm: Produces a strong lemon scent that mosquitoes dislike.

1Peppermint: Its strong scent masks the smell of attractants that draw mosquitoes.