Avoiding Standing Water in Hose Pot

ntrainerJune 2, 2014

Finally found a lovely cobalt blue hose pot to keep a short coil hose in and make that area next to the hose bib looking good (well... between the hose bib and a buried hose line in the yard).

But it has no cover, and now when it rains I'm dealing with standing water in the garden -- always a problem (for mosquitoes, if nothing else). Any creative ideas on how to deal with this? Currently I'm just tipping the hose pit to drain it, but what a pain.

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beesneeds(zone 6)

Make a cover for the pot? You could use wood, or look around in your local hardware place for a nice sheet of copper or something.
Depending on the size of the pot, you might find an elastic bowl cover you could use to cover it- or make your own using heavy plastic and elastic.
Put a hole in the bottom of the pot for drainage? Depending on what it's made of you might need special bits.
Use skeeter tabs- they sell them for bird baths.
Find or make a tilt rack for the pot to make tipping easier.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 11:24AM
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