Standing water breeds mosquitoes and mosquitoes carry disease. Anyone with access to news media has undoubtedly heard of the recent cases of Zika Virus. While this is not much of a concern for St. Louis at this time, mosquitoes are not a welcome addition to your outdoor spaces.
There are many plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. When you are planning out your garden this spring, here are a few suggestions of beautiful, fragrant, and useful plants to help keep these unwanted pests away.
√ LEMON BALM
√ LEMON VERBENA
√ LEMON SCENTED GERANIUMS