Top Plants To Keep The Insects Away

Cara Lane |
December 2, 2022

With Summer just around the corner, now is the time to get planting.

Here are our top plants to help keep the Mozzies away this Summer in your local Coolum Garden

Citronella

Chances are you’ve heard this one before!! Its used in most mozzie sprays and candles, Most people dont know that its is actually a plant!! The clumping plant emits a strong aroma and keeps the bugs away.

Lemon Balm

Easy to grow its a member of the mint family. Equally delicious in iced tea.

Marigolds

A colourful flowering annual these are a top choice for repelling mosquitoes. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents. THey display a very unique aroma which thankfully bugs find repulsive.

Basil

Many expert gardeners recommend trying lemon basil or cinnamon basil to deter insects. But common Basil also works.

Lavender

Grow it indoors near a sunny window, or outside in your garden or flower bed to keep the bugs away.

Geraniums

This beautiful flowering plant is a great choice for mosquito repellent and are

If all else fails, there are also other natural products available that can help ward off mosquitoes in your garden. These include, citronella torches and candles, as well as essential oils derived from the plants listed here. Sandalwood sticks can also be used to diffuse the space around you. Happy Planting.