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  • Writer's pictureRhonda Massad

Banish mosquitoes from your garden with these two plants

The two plants you will need to create your mosquito repellent planter? Lavender and mint!

Looks stunning. Smells incredible. Repels mosquitoes.There is absolutely no downside to this combo.

While both these beauties are fairly easy to maintain, lavender is a bit more sensitive to drainage. Mint on the other hand, is known to be the bully in the garden and can take over when not planted in a pot.

No matter how you start your container grown lavender plants, it’s important to choose the right container and potting mix. Lavender doesn’t like to be damp, but it does need water. This means good drainage is essential to lavender container care. Pick a container that has plenty of drainage holes. If it only has one or two, drill a few more.

Lavender container care is all about maintaining the right temperature, sun exposure, and water level. Luckily, none of this is very intensive.

For mint, any type of container is fine as long as it has a drainage hole in

the bottom and measures at least 12 inches (30 cm.) in diameter. Mix a little time-release fertilizer into the soil before planting mint. Once the plants are safely in the pot, put it where it receives at least six hours of sunlight per day. Mint tolerates a little shade but thrives in full sunlight. Lavender prefers full sun, making them a great match.


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