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Some people think that water gardens will attract and produce mosquitoes. That is not the case. You can do certain things to eliminate mosquitoes from water gardens.

You can also create exciting pathways and terraced paths with the help of boulders and large stones. The crevices and corners can be filled in by growing grass and other small plants. This way, the entire set would look impressive—place rocks and pebbles in the elevated area. If the natural slope is not available, you can create one by placing a layer of stones and covering it with soil to create an elevated patch. Different varieties of rock garden plants can be grown on elevated land.

Another great addition to a rock garden can be a rock retaining wall and pathways made by laying flat stones on the ground. You can grow grasses and sedges on the sides of each laid stone, and they will grow to cover it naturally. Rock walls can be constructed by placing large and similar textured stones on top of each other. The task can be very tedious, but the results will astonish you. You can seek professional help to create a rock garden in your yard, but many people prefer the Do-It-Yourself mantra.

Once the rock garden has been designed, you can plant ornamental grasses, plants, and shrubs that can grow well in such terrain. Alpine plants and other drought-resistant varieties blend in well in rock gardens. You can also try growing succulent plants in the corners. A well-planned rock garden will undoubtedly grab the attention of the visitors and guests.

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When designing your water garden, provides lots of plants for the decorations. These plants will attract certain insects that will feed on the mosquito larva in your water garden.

Water gardens are also known to attract dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are incredible to keep your mosquito population to a minimum. They will eat hundreds of mosquitoes a day. Also, you may want to add a few fish to your water garden. The fish will consume the mosquito larva that grows in the water too. A water garden actually will help fight against mosquitoes. Dragonflies and damselflies are often referred to as Mosquito Hawks because they eat and even feed on the larva. Also, try to keep your water gardens as deep as possible. Mosquitoes are subject to pick out shallow bodies of water to lay their eggs which are also called a larva. Also, make a drainage pipe for your water gardens. Sometimes it is a good idea to change your water and keep your water garden as clean as possible to keep mosquitoes away. Also, if you have a waterfall in your water garden, your water will always be moving, making it difficult for mosquitoes to lay eggs in your water garden.

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