I found this post that really gives you some ideas on how to combat the mosquitoes in your own yard. I followed the instructions from this post and I have created a really dramatic setting on my porch and deck.
Over the years I have purchased many products, most of them really smelly, to achieve a mosquito free environment. If you love the outdoors like I do and live in the South you understand this challenge. I refuse to give up great summer evenings and dinners.
These are the 11 plants and I bought each one of them and have placed them in free draining pots. My goal is to achieve zero standing water. A mosquito can breed in a thimble of water. I will keep you posted on my results as the summer progresses. The summer here in North Carolina is off to an early start, so it should be a good year for testing the effectiveness of these plants.