The Perfect Tiered Fountain for your Backyard

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been prevalent, most notably in gardens. 50720cop__84587.jpg Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain traditionally have lots of tiered fountains. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just a couple the places you might find one. While some tiered fountains have sophisticated designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very basic.

People love to include them in spots having a more traditional look and feel. It should look as if the fountain has been part of the environment since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

Acqua Vergine: The Solution to Rome's Water Problems

Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct founded in Rome, started out delivering the men and women living in the hills with water in 273 BC, even though they had counted on natural springs up until then. Over this period, there were only two other technologies capable of offering water to elevated areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which accumulated rainwater. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill by using the subterranean channel of Acqua Vergine. During the length of the aqueduct’s passage were pozzi, or manholes, that gave access. Even though they were initially developed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started out using the manholes to get water from the channel, opening when he acquired the property in 1543. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t sufficient to meet his needs. To give himself with a more effective system to gather water, he had one of the manholes opened up, offering him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

Garden Water Features: The Designs From Which to Pick

Gardens are great places to pause from the day-to-day grind and get some fresh air and appreciate nature. 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 enhance the “curb appeal” of the property. Many people decide 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 dramatically change the aesthetics of a garden. A true fantasyland can be developed from what used to be a very ordinary spot. The ambiance of your garden will be very different once you install a water fountain, as the calming sounds of the water will create an oasis for you as well as for the friendly birds and animals it will lure. The rest of the garden will suddenly become just background to the beautiful new fountain.

From Where Did Large Garden Fountains Come From?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or jet high into the air. Acting as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains usually depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Modern fountains are used to embellish community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

The Wide Array of Exterior Water Features

Convert your garden into what you have always wished for – a haven of peace. The calming feeling provided by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of including a water feature in your garden.

A eye-catching impact is produced when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water high into the air. Large, preexisting ponds can effortlessly be fitted with one of these. You may have seen one of these in a recreation area or an old mansion.

Wall fountains are an excellent example of outdoor wall features. These types of fountains make for a fantastic addition to your yard even if it is small. While spouting fountains leave behind an impressive effect, wall fountains are more understated water features. In this simple process. the water which is forced out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the base before being pumped back to the top.

Themed fountains are best when the style of your yard allows for them. Consider a classic type of statue, such as a cherub supporting a spout, for the fountain if your residence or garden is rustic in style. Consider including something bolder and distinctive for a contemporary garden. Just let your creativity to run loose.

Water streams down several levels in a tiered fountain. Cascading fountains is another name used to identify this type of fountain because water moves down multiple levels.

Since outdoor fountains occupy a great deal of space, think about putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. Fit in one of these fountains if your space is limited since their reservoirs are concealed from sight below ground.

If you seek a feeling of peacefulness and calmness, put in a Japanese fountain as these are thought to bring about such sensations. Bamboo sticks serve as the piping from which water flows in these kinds of water features.

Water then flows into a recipient or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

Another type of fountain is made of glass. Trellis-style fountains of this kind, showcase molded metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Water features of this kind are a perfect option for gardens with many sharp edges as well as contemporary forms and design. A wondrous effect is created when water runs down the sheets of glass. In some cases, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows down the glass panels. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain creates an interesting façade as the water softly trickles downwards.

A large rock drilled with holes which then has pipes inserted into it is what differentiates 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 bottom of the fountain, the water returns as a slow drizzle down the sides of the rock. Gardens with limited space are good spots to include this style of fountain. Water is moved at low pressure in this kind of fountain, so you can rest assured that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

Solar driven fountains have become more fashionable recently since they run on sunlight. The reasons for this are diverse, from the absence of wires and the reduced complexities to the decreased power bills and the beneficial effects on our environment. The numerous designs in outdoor solar-run fountains signifies you will not have to compromise on style.

Reasons to Give Thought To Putting in a Disappearing Water Feature in your Backyard

Disappearing fountains sometimes go by the name “pondless” fountains. It is known as “disappearing” because the water source is under ground. An appropriate place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets frequent foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the surroundings. It is easy to find the style 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.

There are many reasons to think about getting a disappearing fountain. Since the water source is underground, there is no open water to pose a threat to those around it. This means that youngsters can safely be around it.

Additionally, due to the fact that water is held below ground level, none of it is lost to evaporation. This means you will lose less water than if you had another kind of fountain. The time needed on upkeep is also minimized since algae does not grow underground and debris can not get into the water supply. Lastly, it is simpler to find a place for it because of its small proportions.


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