Consider Buying a Stand-Alone Water Fountain for Your Yard

wwlhcj-bl__14484.jpg People like self-contained fountains for their easy installation and lower cost. The plumbing, pump, and other parts come with the fountain. There is another use for the term “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water reservoir.

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

The first thing the landscaper will need to find out is whether or not the land is flat. If your landscaper thinks the land is too bumpy, he can always level it for you. The time has come to position your water feature in place and fill it with water. The last step is to plug it into a socket, a solar panel, or batteries.

If you need a fountain that will not need an outside water source or extra plumbing, a self-contained fountain is perfect. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and put them right in the middle, although they can actually go anywhere in the garden. A variety of popular materials can be used for fountains including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

How Much Do Animals Enjoy Water Features

If you are considering getting a water feature, ensure that your pets like it. Pets such as dogs may confuse your freestanding fountain with a big pool to cool off in or a pond from which to drink. Your treasured pets will probably take well to a water element in your backyard. You may need to consider where you will place the fountain as birds may take it as a bathing pond. Putting in a birdbath is a fantastic solution if you want birds to check out your garden, however. To prevent this, however, setting up a wall water fountain inside your home is a great option. Grand mansions, in addition to dentist’ and doctors’ practices, often have such fountains on display.

The Captivating Origin of the Fountain

During his rule (1397-1455) of the Roman Catholic Church, the intellectual Pope Nicholas V authorized countless of translations of old Greek classics into Latin. Continuing in his quest to make the city worthy of being called the seat of the Christian world, he decided to exalt the beauty of the city as well. Beginning in 1453, he called for the restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a decaying Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Nicholas V also embarked on the building of mostras, an old Roman tradition of putting up spectacular public fountains to indicate the terminal point of an aqueduct. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space formerly filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by him. 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 famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

The Origins Of Garden Fountains

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash.

Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Acting as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains often depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the nineteenth century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

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

The Advantages of Pondless Water Elements in your Garden

There are two terms for this type of fountain: “disappearing” and “pondless”. You cannot see where the water comes from, as it is below ground. Disappearing fountains add tranquil sound effects and striking visuals to any place where people come together. There are countless kinds of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

A disappearing fountain could be the most appropriate option for you for many reasons.

There is no large pool of water that could pose a risk to anyone since the water comes from beneath the ground. That said, you will not have to be anxious about the well-being of your children. Evaporating water is also not a concern since the water supply is not out in the open. Consequently, your fountain will not use as much water as other styles of fountains. The time needed on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and rubbish can not get into the water supply. Last but not least, because of its small size it can fit nearly anywhere you wish.

Tiered Water Fountains for your Backyard

Gardens are popular places to put up a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain typically have many tiered fountains. Common places to see them are in courtyards and city squares. All multi-level fountains are enchanting, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others.

While they can be found just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic settings. It should seem as if the fountain has been part of the decoration since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.


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