A Small Garden Area? You Can Own a Water Feature too!

Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a small space appear bigger than it is. Dark materials increase the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature. Night time is a great time to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. The sun is required to power eco-lights during the day time while submerged lights are great for night use. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the uses in nature medicine. 1256_designer_white__25263.jpg

The foliage in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, artificial river, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s attention. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or little patios. The ambience can be significantly modified by placing it in the best place and using the right accessories.

Exterior Fountains Come in Lots of Shapes and Sizes

Have you ever thought about turning your garden into a haven of serenity? Add a sense of peace to your garden with an outdoor fountain and avail yourself of all the positive benefits of a water feature.

The magnificence of a spouting fountain can be seen when it sends a stream of shooting water into the air. Large, existing ponds can have one of these built-in without much trouble. You may have seen one of these in a park or an old mansion.

One of the many examples of an outdoor water feature is a stylish wall fountain. These types of fountains make excellent water features even if you only have a small garden. Wall fountains leave an understated impression, contrary to the big effect produced by spouting fountains. In this simple process. the water which is forced out of a small opening, streams down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the bottom before being pumped back to the top.

Themed fountains are perfect when the design of your yard allows for them. In a rustic themed bungalow or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Contemporary gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more adventurous. Deciding what to do is entirely in your hands.

The central characteristic of tiered fountains is the multiple levels spewing out water. Due to the water running down its various levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

The space needed for an outdoor fountain can be considerable, therefore, a better alternative is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs required for these kinds of water features are concealed underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Japanese fountains are thought to lend a sense of tranquility and wellness. The water passes through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. Water then flows into a bucket or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

Glass fountains make up a different group of fountain. Producing a more classical appearance are trellis-style fountains which showcase shaped metalwork. Water features of this type are a perfect option for gardens with many sharp edges as well as contemporary shapes and design. The water produces a spectacular effect when it runs down the surface of the glass. LED lighting fixtures are also used in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows down on the glass sheet. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) showcases water gently flowing down its façade.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. The gurgles and bubbles at the top are the result of the low pressure used to trigger the water upwards.

Flowing towards the base of the fountain, the water comes back as a slow dribble down the sides of the rock. Little gardens are perfect for this type of fountain. To ensure that water is not sprayed around if it starts to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best option since it only uses low pressure to move water.

Solar fountains have recently gained in popularity because they are powered by sunlight. The lack of cables, the decreased hassle in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. You will not have to concede on style since there is a wide array of designs to choose from in outdoor solar-powered fountains.

Keep Your Large Garden Fountains Clean

In order to ensure that water fountains last a while, it is important to practice regular maintenance. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outdoor fountains, so keeping it clean is vital. Also, algae is likely to build up wherever natural light meets water. To avoid this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add directly into the water. Another option is to stir bleach into the water, but this action can hurt wild animals and so should really be avoided.

An extensive cleaning every three-four months is recommended for garden fountains. Before cleaning, all the water must be eliminated. When it is empty, wash inside the reservoir with a mild cleanser. If there is detailed artwork, you might need to use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach areas. Be sure to carefully rinse the interior of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Some organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is recommended to take it apart and clean it completely. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to wash. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain ingredients that will accumulate inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

And finally, make sure the water level is continuously full in order to keep your fountain working optimally. If the water level slides below the pump’s intake level, it can damage the pump and cause it to burn out - something you do not want to happen!

Beautiful Garden Multi-Level Water Elements

Gardens are typical places to display a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. The countries in the southern portion of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. While they can be located anywhere, they are most typical in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people gather. Impressive carvings can be found on some of the most lavish tiered fountains, while others have less complex designs.

Traditional or classic surroundings are great spots for them. It should look as if the fountain has been part of the environment since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

Ways a Water Element Can Make Your Environment More Enjoyable

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

You might not even be aware of the extent to which a water fountain, whether inside or outside, will complement your daily life. Water makes up a considerable proportion of our body composition, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas.

While there are many extravagant ways to integrate the benefits of water into your daily life (like investing in a beach house!), a much more accessible option is to install a water feature in your home.

Upgrade any outdoor area by adding a pretty outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your space will be even more beautiful if you add an outdoor water feature from the wide variety available. It can be installed on the outside wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. If you have a flower bed, look into installing a beautiful tiered type there to add a feeling of harmony. Due to the constant flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not build up, and birds come flocking to the fresh water. The enchanting sound of trickling water is the final touch your garden area needs to become an oasis of peace.

Understanding Stand-Alone Water Features

People love self-contained fountains for their easy installation and low price. Since all components are included with the fountain, no other parts are required. There is another use for the term “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water reservoir.

Self-contained water fountains are quite easy to set up making them the best option for your patio or veranda. They are easily transportable too in case you later decide to move it somewhere else.

The landscaper will first inspect that the spot where you want your fountain to go is flat. Do not worry if the land is not level, your landscaper can always even it out. You are now prepared to install your water feature and fill it with water. The remaining 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 additional plumbing, a self-contained fountain is best. The center of a garden is a popular place for a water fountain so as to get the most visibility, even though they can be positioned anywhere. You will find them in myriad differing materials such as cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.


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