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With summer drawing closer, we’re more than ready to get outside and spend time in the yard. However, we’re not looking forward to fighting off mosquitoes. There are bug sprays and pesticides that might help, but those who are looking for a more natural solution may be interested to know that dragonflies are masters at eliminating pesky mosquitos.

These beautiful insects are a great way to ensure a hassle-free time in the backyard this summer. In addition to their natural beauty, dragonflies have the ability to consume up to 100 mosquitoes per day. While some might believe that only the grown dragonflies can consume this many mosquitoes, even the dragonfly larvae are able to consume a sizable amount of mosquitoes on your behalf.

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So, how can we attract these awesome helpers into our own backyards this summer? Believe it or not, the process is not all that complicated. All you need to do is plant the right flowers in your garden!

For low maintenance gardeners, the black-eyed Susan is the way to go. All they need is some soil, some sunlight, and some regular watering to bloom.

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Meanwhile, Dwarf Sagittaria is tailored to the beginner gardener, too. You just need hard water and a nutrient-rich substrate to be ready for action.

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As for gardeners who reside in dry areas, the Meadow Sage is the best option and you’ll only need sunlight, water, and shade. This plant is ideal for dry areas because it can survive for extended periods without any water.

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Last but not least, the yarrow white wildflower will attract plenty of dragonflies. The soil cannot be too rich or too moist and it needs plenty of sunlight.

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Fill your yard with these plants and enjoy a mosquito-free summer!

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