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Constructing and Caring for Container Water Gardens

Pumps and Fountains

The sound of moving water is very relaxing to many people. Small pump kits and fountains are readily available. Do not set the pump on the bottom of container where it will suck in too much debris and get clogged. As the pump agitates the water's surface, it reduces the attraction to mosquitoes, but it doesn't prevent them entirely. The pump can be connected to a timer that turns it off at night when no one is around. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs at night when the pump is off.

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