The warm season has just begun and the first mosquitoes are already being seen, and we can’t wait to get rid of them. These annoying and irritating little insects usually accompany and ruin the summer evenings, but fortunately there are many remedies.
Among the ways to keep them at a distance there are some products that are able to repel mosquitoes, thanks to special ingredients. Among these, one of the most effective is pyrethrum, which is found in a very common plant that is perfect for embellishing balconies: marigold.
Here are the perfect flowers to embellish the terrace and that will keep annoying mosquitoes at bay
Marigold is a perennial plant suitable to keep both in pots and in the ground, but still outdoors. Characterized by beautiful flowers and very intense colors and scents, it blooms in summer and its pungent smell keeps mosquitoes at bay.
This flower is very rich in properties and in fact the preparation of creams and ointments with anti-inflammatory, healing, antibacterial and antiviral activity is used.
Among its many properties, the scent of marigold repels both mosquitoes and parasites. For this reason, it is often used to keep calendula in pots, to ward off mosquitoes, and in the garden to ward off parasites from fruit and vegetables.
But be careful, because this flower is very loved by bees, so you risk attracting them to your balconies!
In addition to being extremely useful, marigolds are also simple to manage and require no special care. In general, they prefer direct exposure to the sun and heat, and do not like being indoors.
The marigold can be sown from April onwards, but pay attention to the temperatures: the seeds germinate with at least 15 degrees. In addition, the flowers can get quite large, so it is better to leave about 30 cm between one seed and another.
Then, the marigold should be watered often and little, because it does not like drought but it does not require a lot of water to live. Finally, it does not need fertilizer to live, but if you want to have a rich and abundant flowering it is better to fertilize the plant.
In conclusion, that’s why marigolds are the perfect flowers to embellish the terrace and that will keep annoying mosquitoes at bay. In fact, thanks to the calendula, it will be possible to enjoy the summer in company and in tranquility, without the buzz of these insects.