Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party.
No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs.
There are ways to keep mosquitoes and other insects away besides drowning yourself in bug spray. For a more green approach, try installing some of these insect-repelling plants around your yard.
Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.
Plant from seed or get a starter plant from a nursery or floral department.
Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants — an added bonus for gardeners.
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