I heard tell of a plant/green that can aid in repelling mosquitoes. Is this
true? If so, what is it? I live the second worst state in the country for
these suckers (Delaware) and I need something to keep my yard under control
so my daughter can play without fear of being eaten alive.
I used a citronella scented gardenia plant a few years ago. It
did have a strong scent.
You might try lemongrass " (cymbopogon citratus) it's a tender perennial,
They don't like to be frozen hence the word tender, can grow to 3-4' tall
and 12-15" spread. In sun, part shade, to shade. Very strong lemon aroma
also used in Thai and eastern cooking. Scent tends to repell mosquitoes.
Essential oils are used in repellent products as alternative to deet
containing products. Check your local nursery for more details availability
and hardiness in your zone.
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