Alluring Backyard Tiered Water Fountains

Fountains with more than one tier are very easy to find, and common especially in gardens. The countries in the southern part of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. or-106__80614.jpg The courtyards of buildings and communal areas are just a couple the places you might find one. All tiered fountains are beautiful, although some have much more lavish carvings than others.

Any area can be embellished with one, although a more conventional setting is sometimes more appropriate. The fountain should seem as old as the rest of the space and fit in accordingly.

The Wide Array of Wall Fountains

Placing a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is perfect when you want to unwind. Even a little space can include a customized one. The requisite elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or anchored. There are any number of different varieties available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

With its basin placed on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are generally quite big in size.

You can choose to put your wall-mounted fountain on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

Enhance Your Garden with the Aid of Feng Shui

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce its healthy energy into your home as well.

Size is not the main concern when adding feng shui design to your yard. Of course, a big area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well.

Whether you are adding feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. The initial task is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should understand how to apply each of them to maximize the energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include in the northeast section of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. A Zen garden with some pretty natural rocks is ideal for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas ideal for a water feature.

The Story of Water Fountains

The Roman academic Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455) took the initiative to have hundreds of old Greek books translated into Latin. Making the city into the worthy capital of the Christian community was important to him, so he also took steps to embellish it. Beginning in 1453, the ruined Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had brought clean drinking water into the city from many miles away, underwent reconstruction at the behest of the Pope. Nicholas V also undertook the building of mostras, an old Roman tradition of putting up imposing public fountains to indicate the terminal point of an aqueduct. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was instructed by him to put up a water fountain where we now find the breath-taking Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza Navona and the Piazza del Popolo were eventually supplied with water from the altered, rebuilt aqueduct.

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Anglo-Saxons experienced incredible modifications to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The ability of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest.

But the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were fundamental structures that allowed their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly installed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists now. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A spacious terrace intended for walking and as a way to stop attackers from mining under the walls runs around the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and bordered by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

What You Will Require for a Garden Water Feature

A lot of people forget the need for an electrical socket or water source close by when considering where to put their garden fountain. Sometimes new owners get so caught up in the romance of their new purchase that they forget important details. If you require an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as conventional power cords are only 12 feet long. Set up your fountain in a place close to a water source as you will need to replenish it. Transporting water is tough and laborious. If you have given thought to it before installation, having a hose nearby will make the job of filling the fountain much easier. A water fountain autofill is yet another option, but will require the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.


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