It's that time of year where it's hot enough to wear shorts and sandals, yet get caught in the dilemma of being swarmed by mosquitoes. You may be scratching at a mosquito bite right now. I would like to introduce you to trailing (or creeping) rosemary. Rosemary has a 15 degrees F hardiness, requires full sun, and can sustain on low water. This means they do great in Tucson's climate!
Trailing rosemary serves as great ground cover to minimize erosion, provide cooling and shade, and is visually pleasing. While the plant itself does not repel mosquitoes, when the plant is bruised, the chemicals and aromas release and repel. Other pluses of having rosemary? You can cook with it, they look great softening a fence line, and they are fragrant evergreens. Check out these ideas for homemade bug sprays.
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