Even if the cold and frost have arrived, the gardeners cannot rest. Things can be done in the garden all year round, even in the cooler months. Regardless of where you live, plants will need care to start spring off on the ‘right footing’. But what things can be done in the garden during winter?…
By now, you must be enjoying the summer, your tan that’s becoming more beautiful with each passing day and long evenings spent in the garden. But with summer it’s not just about the joy. Let’s not forget this is the season when the nagging war against the mosquitoes starts. What can be worst than the marks they leave on your skin or the annoying buzz in your ears? Of course, there are several solutions to deal with them, and are going ahead of each other with several types of substances. But these are chemicals and they could cause serious side-effects,
Most insects, and mosquitoes are no exception here, hate the taste and smell of mint. Plant it in your garden and it will act like a natural invisible barrier that will keep insects away. If however, one ambitious mosquito manages to pass trough to bite you, rubbing mint leaves directly onto the skin will considerably reduce the itching. Shell we go further with the advantages? We’ll say only this: lemonades and Mojito.
You most certainly used this in your kitchen, perhaps when cooking lamb or fish. Did you know that this plant has beautiful flowers to decorate your garden? Furthermore, were you aware it keeps mosquitoes away while attracting the most beautiful butterflies?
3. Cascade flowers
The Pelargoniums genus has beautiful flowers and, if you plant it in suspended pots, it will amaze you with the colorful cascades. These also act as a shield against mosquitoes, so it’s a win-win.
These are not the only beautiful plants that also act as a natural barrier against mosquitoes; you can also rely on Basil, Petunias and Lavender.