Don't let the bugs of spring and summer get you down! Invite these 6 plants into your garden for not only their colorful and fragrant display, but also their ability to keep those uninvited mosquitos out.
Another recommendation from NYBG is lavender. Have you ever noticed that insects or even rabbits and other animals have never decimated your lavender plant? It is because of their lovely fragrance, which comes from its essential oils that are found on the leaves of the plant. It is even argued that lavender oil hinders a mosquito’s ability to smell! This plant is very tough and drought-resistant once established, and only needs full sun and good drainage. And while it can endure many climates, it thrives in warmer areas.