The Different Types of Backyard Fountains

as23939_2__47494.jpg If you want to chill out for a bit and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect place. If you are planning to spend a lot of time in yours, it is worth the work it takes to do it properly. The value of your home will go up with a lovely garden area, as it will boost the “curb appeal” of the property. Many people opt to add to their landscaping by putting in statues or other art, re-doing the pavement of their driveway, planting trees, or adding a water feature.

A water fountain can make a substantial difference to the charm and tranquility of your garden. Where you once had a basic area, you will now enjoy an outdoor wonderland. The sounds of a water fountain make for a peaceful environment, not just for people but for the birds and other local wildlife that it will invite. All attention will now be focused on the dazzling fountain.

Improve Your Daily Life with a Water Feature

Your quality of life will be absolutely influenced by a fountain as it not only provides you a place of tranquility and calm, but also serves to clean the air.

There are many advantages to having an interior or outdoor water fountain which you may not even understand. People around the world flock to coastal cities and major bodies of water, most likely driven by the fact that our bodies have a high water content. Water is essential for life, and a water feature can provide the benefits of water in a simple and affordable way.

The introduction of an outdoor garden fountain to any porch, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space. Outdoor water features can further improve even the most enchanting space. It can be hung on the outside wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. Your flower garden will become a place of luxurious decadence and harmony if you put in a tiered type. The flow of the water in birdbath fountains, as compared to still water, signifies that bacteria and algae will not accumulate in the water, making for fresher water for wild birds. Add the ultimate touch with the tranquil sound of flowing water in your garden.

The Beauty of Tiered Fountains

Gardens are popular places to put up a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. The regions in the southern part of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just a couple the areas you might find one. All multi-level fountains are enchanting, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others.

Traditional or classic surroundings are perfect places for them. The fountain should seem as old as the rest of the area and fit in accordingly.

Contained Fountains: Are They Helpful?

Stand-alone fountains are great for anyone looking for affordability and convenience. The plumbing, pump, and other materials come with the fountain. An additional meaning of “self-contained” is a fountain which includes its own a water source.

Stand-alone water fountains are quite easy to install making them the best option for your patio or veranda. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later choose to move it somewhere else.

Once you decide where you want to install your fountain, your landscaper should confirm that it is not too bumpy or uneven. Any bumps can quickly be evened out by your landscaper. The next step is to put your water feature in place and add water. The last step is to plug it into an outlet, a solar panel, or batteries.

If you need a fountain that will not require an outside water source or extra plumbing, a self-contained fountain is best. The center of a garden is a typical place for a water fountain so as to get the most visibility, even though they can be placed anywhere. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just a few of the materials used to make them.

A Fabulous Example of Roman Talent: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain

Amazing discoveries of both Christian and pagan origin have been made by archaeologists and restorers in the area around Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is mainly famous for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its entryway. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was relatively unknown and situated far from sight making it hard to visit. It was said that there was very little to see in this area, as it was bleak and abandoned making it an unfriendly place to visit. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to design a fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s infrastructure started. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medallions bearing the illustrations of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Garden Fountains

Do you desire to make your personal space just a little more beautiful?

Solar water features might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the design and raise the price of your home. Solar powered water features can be a wiser investment versus electric ones because they not only improve one's well-being but they offer other interesting monetary perks. Despite initial expenses, the long-term expense for this type of fountain is worth it. Despite occasional power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity.

Your monthly electric bill will most probably go up with running water fountains. Even though short-term costs might be higher than you had predicted, don't forget that your residence is increasing in value.

Higher costs is not the only problem with using more electricity, the environment takes a big hit as well. Solar powered water fountains get their energy straight from the sun thus making them the perfect “green” fountain. The eco-system can only benefit from the use of solar powered houses and water fountains.

This kind of fountain needs less upkeep than others. Since solar fountains don't have motors, they don't get clogged which leads to little cleaning. And since there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to play!

Wall Water Features: A Wide Variety of Style Choices

When you are limited on space, a garden wall fountain is an ideal solution. These works of art do not require much room and are easy to install on any wall. It is not hard to find one that works for you since there are many price levels and design options on the market. There is also a range of colors and dimensions available.

For anyone looking to add some pizzazz to their outdoor walls, these stunning water fountains are a terrific option. If you want a unique waterfall effect, give some thought to installing more than one fountain if you have room available on your wall.

When it comes time to finding a garden fountain, there are plenty of choices available. Two of the primary things to be established are which style to get and where to install it.


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