Everyone loves to spend more time enjoying the outdoors in the summer – unless, however, the backyard is overrun with pests. Nothing can ruin a picnic or barbecue faster than annoying insects. However, there are several plants you can add to your garden that will not only fill your outdoor space with pops of color and pleasant scents but also keep pesky mosquitoes away. Scroll through the slideshow to learn more about seven plants that repel mosquitoes naturally.

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Scented Geraniums

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Not all scented geraniums will repel mosquitoes, but some will, including a rose-scented variety. These beautiful blossoms are fast growing and like warm, sunny and dry climates – making them perfect for insect-heavy months.

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