This past weekend I made a quick stop at the apartment of a friend of a friend and spotted this water feature in the building’s courtyard. I’m not going to diss the attempt at landscaping that can be seen at the edges of the photograph. I am, however, going to diss what has become of what was once maybe the courtyard’s pond. Adding a water feature to your garden is an excellent way to bring in wildlife that would be looking for a drink during the heat of summer. The sound of running water can also help mask the various noises around you and make your garden feel a bit more tranquil. A water feature, like this one, that is no longer working is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. That color green in water should only be seen during St Patrick’s Day. This is not a water feature, this is a menace to public health. You can report standing water/West Nile indicators to 311.
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