Top 5 Plants That Keep Bugs Away from Your Hot Tub
Relax Without any Pesky Disturbances
Spring is in full swing; plants are blooming, and bugs are buzzing. All this insect activity brings about the most invasive bug when it comes to relaxing in your own backyard, the mosquito. No one likes walking around their yard just to find they had been bit all around their legs and ankles; then feeling the urge to scratch the red bumps that begin to form in small circumferences. If this is not your idea of a good time, you’re in luck, as there are a few things that you can do to keep the bugs out of your backyard.
The scented candles have not seemed to make much of a difference. However, my mosquito repellent oil egg has helped when standing nearby. If you have a gazebo or patio covering your hot tub, it would be easy to hang these above. Just fill them up with the oils it comes with and you are all set.
As you may already know, don’t leave any standing water in your backyard. Water that pools around plants, sitting still from a bird bath, water dog bowl, etc. You don’t want to create a breeding ground for mosquitos.
Having a fan on your patio is a good addition as mosquito’s tend to stay away from the air moving about so fast. Blow the blood suckers away.
Insect repellent applied to your skin, here’s a list that had a few promising one’s that are more natural than Deet.
Arrange in-ground and or potted plants to surround your hot tub. Having plants that surround your patio and hot tub also help in fending off mosquito’s and make your backyard look green and beautiful.
As we are spending more time at home it is easy to look at your backyard and become inspired. There are smaller sized plants that offer benefits of repelling insects and are great for putting in your garden. For the purpose of surrounding your hot tub oasis with plants that repel bugs, this list is focused on plants that grow a little larger to create fullness and some even add color.
1.) Citronella- This plant grows to be large, even potted and as a bonus citronella blooms pink flowers.
2.) Rosemary- are great for keeping mosquitoes as well as cabbage moths and carrot flies away.
3.) Petunias- Require little maintenance, grow large flowers in many different color and wards off tomato hornworms, aphids, leafhoppers, squash bugs, and asparagus beetles.
4.) Geraniums- in particular Pelargonium citrosum is the type of geranium that is known to repel mosquitos. They like sunny days and grow quickly.
5.) Lavender- Mosquitos and flies are not a fan of lavender and they give off such a nice smell, who wouldn’t want to plant a few in the backyard?