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How to Plant a Mosquito Repellent Garden

This post was written in collaboration with WORKPRO® Tools but all thoughts and opinions are my own.) Do you love summer nights outdoors but don’t love the bug bites that come with it? Learn how to plant a garden that repels mosquitos in 7 easy steps.

how to plant a mosquito repellent garden

I love being outside all summer long, don’t you?

We’ve got lots of cozy outdoor living spaces to hang out in.

The upper deck’s outdoor dining area.

The lower deck’s conversation area with gas fire pit.

And the fire pit garden.

Not to mention the spots around my yard where you can sit and enjoy the gardens.

But some nights the mosquitos can be brutal!

So we call it a day earlier than we’d like just to avoid getting eaten alive.

There are a few steps we can take to minimize mosquitos in our yards.

Like burning citronella candles and tiki torches.

But we can also plant things to help keep them away.

So today, I’m going to show you how to plant a garden that repels mosquitos.

And the best part?

You can harvest the herbs for the kitchen.

Plants that Repel Mosquitos

Before planting a garden, it’s important to understand the types of plants that help repel mosquitos before heading off to the nursery.

Here’s my top 15 list:

  • lavender
  • rosemary
  • basil
  • mint
  • marigold
  • lemongrass
  • citronella geranium
  • citronella
  • lemon balm
  • nepeta (catmint)
  • sage
  • marigolds
  • lantana
  • peppermint
  • bee balm

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