Its a great time to head out into the backyard for grilling, playing catch with the kiddos, or just enjoying the summer sun. However, others will also be enjoying the outdoors: bugs. Here are a few ways to keep bugs from ruining your summer fun.
Gomestic lists a number of plants that you can have in your garden that help repel mosquitos. Catnip, citronella grass, rosemary, and marigolds all made the list. Citronella grass is a tropical plant that can grow up to six feet tall, so maintenance will be required for most suburban backyards.
Make Citronella Candles
Citronella candles are just regular old candles scented with citronella oil, which is available at health food and specialty hardware stores. Design*Sponge shows how to make them simply and inexpensively.