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Creating a Mosquito Repelling Container

Summer is here, and living in Michigan we know that also means it’s mosquito season.  Nothing ruins an outdoor event like these pesky bugs. Bug sprays, candles, torches, and bug zappers aren’t your only option when it comes to managing these pests.  Plant a mosquito-repelling container that will work anywhere in your yard or garden. 

Some plants, like lavender and mint all have natural scents that repel mosquitos. Other plants like marigolds, ageratum, and oregano have naturally occurring chemicals that are used in commercial insect repellents. Using a combination of these plants in easily moveable containers will help provide maximum protection for your yard. 

Marigolds and lavender are great focal points of your container. Marigolds, with their pom shaped flowers, will add some bold color to your container. They are also great for attracting pollinators. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional blooms.

Lavender grows tall making it a great thriller. The scent is a known mosquito repellent. 

Mint and Ageratum are great filler plants. Both plants will spread easily filling in your container in just a few weeks. Ageratum or Floss Flower will add touches of blue and purple to your container. Deadheading regularly to have continual blooms throughout the season. Mint is great for adding texture. 

Oregano will add the finishing touch. As it grows it will trail over the side of the container making the perfect thriller. You can also make oil from the plants that can be applied directly to the skin as a repellent. 

Choose a lightweight container that is easily transportable. Use a starter fertilizer like bio-tone and soil made for containers like Proven Winners Potting Soil. For more information on how to choose the right accessories for your container garden, watch our video Container Gardening Essentials.

Place your containers along walkways, or around gathering areas. Allow people to touch or brush up against the plants. Having the scent stick to clothing and skin adds another layer of protection against mosquitos.  A few other plant options are Rosemary, Basil, Catnip, Lemongrass and Sage, which all have insect-repelling properties.

Your containers will need 6-8 hours of sun a day. With a variety of flowers, it will provide blooms throughout the summer. For more information on plants that repel mosquitos, visit any English Gardens location and talk with our experts. 

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