Pondless Water Features: A Few of the Advantages of Having one in your Garden

The name “pondless fountain” is just another way to call a disappearing fountain. The source of the water is not visible because it is below the surface of the ground. win930__22223.jpg Disappearing fountains add tranquil sound effects and striking visuals to any place where people come together. It is not hard to find the kind that is right for you, as there are so many to choose from such as millstones, ceramic urns, waterfalls, and also those with granite columns.

Disappearing fountains also offer many advantages. Any risk to anyone standing around it is eliminated since the water source is beneath ground level. Therefore, it is okay for children to hang out near it. Evaporating water is also not a concern because the water supply is not exposed to heat. This type of fountain, therefore, is a good option for regions where there is a need to conserve water. This type of fountain is perfect if you do not have a lot of time to clean it often since neither dirt nor algae can reach it underground. Last but not least, because of its small size it can fit nearly anywhere you like.

The Root of Contemporary Wall Fountains

Countless of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. Continuing in his quest to make the city worthy of being called the seat of the Christian world, he resolved to enhance the beauty of the city as well. In 1453 he initiated the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from many miles away. Nicholas V also revived the Roman convention of installing grand fountains, referred to as mostras, to mark the end point of the aqueduct. The interesting roots of the Trevi Fountain go back to an older fountain he had commissioned to the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply the necessary water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Factors to Consider When Installing a Garden Fountain

Two things many people ignore when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a convenient water source and an electrical outlet close by. The practical side of setting one up is often disregarded because people get so focused on the excitement of it. If you need an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as standard power cords are only 12 feet long. You will also need to have a water source close by so that you can effortlessly fill your water fountain. Water is hard to move by yourself from place to place. A nearby hose can make filling the fountain a lot more convenient. A water fountain autofill will make your life easier in the long run, but this requires a professional to install since it must be connected to an external water line.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Wall Fountains

Water fountains will keep working a very long time with routine cleaning and maintenance. It is essential to clean it out and remove any debris or foreign elements that might have gotten into or onto it. On top of that, algae can be a challenge, because sun hitting the water allows it to form easily. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be dissolved into the water to eliminate this issue. Some people opt for putting bleach into the water, but the drawback is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

Every 3-4 months, garden fountains should go through a serious cleaning. First you must drain the water. Once it is empty, wash inside the reservoir with a mild cleanser. Feel free to use a toothbrush if necessary for any smaller crevasses.

Any soap residue remaining on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

It is highly recommended taking the pump apart to better clean the inside and eliminate any plankton or calcium. Letting it soak in vinegar for a few hours first will make it much easier to clean. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to eliminate any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

One final trick for keeping your fountain in top working condition is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can hurt the pump and cause it to burn out - something you do not want to happen!

Animals and Backyard Fountains

Think about how your pet may respond to a water feature before you buy one. Pets such as dogs may confuse your freestanding fountain with a large pool to cool off in or a pond from which to drink. Your cherished pets will probably take well to a fountain feature in your outdoor area.

You may need to think about where you will locate the fountain as birds may take it as a bathing pond. If you want to purposely entice birds, however, putting in a birdbath is a good solution. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good alternative if you want to avoid such concerns. Dentists’ and doctors’ practices as well as stately homes are just a few of the areas where you can find these types of fountains.

The ABC's of Container Herb Gardening

Container gardening is the best manner to cultivate herbs. People who are drawn to the kitchen or garden will find themselves attracted to the area of herbs. Growing herbs is simple and simple, and quickly pay off given that they can be used in everyday meals, soups, and marinades. A couple of minutes of care and attention every day is all that is required to maintain an herb garden once it's planted, and planter gardens and potted herbs can be brought inside once the fall nights begin to change, making it last all year long. Each type of herb has a different growth speed, making their harvest times differ. Patience is required for herb gardening, just like any other goal. One must attend to an herb garden consistently, even though results might not be noticeable on the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd day.

The Legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, were essentially gardens planted on roof terraces. They were planned to be water-proof and placed over a big, curved stone substructure with substantial storage rooms underneath. Water came to the terraces through hydraulic devices and the soil was deep enough to grow trees with ease. Well-known plants were thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary.


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