Enliven Your Everyday Life with a Water Element

Having a fountain around can optimize your daily life as the soothing sound of the water provides a sense of tranquility, and the movement of the water serves to clean and moisten the air.

There are many advantages to having an interior or outdoor water fountain which you may not even understand. Water makes up a considerable percentage of our body constitution, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. All living creatures need water to exist, and while you could move to a high-priced house on the beach somewhere, a much easier and cheaper option is to install a water feature wherever you live.

Improve any outdoor area by adding a gorgeous outdoor garden fountain. win732s__08649.jpg You might be surprised how your beautiful outdoor space can be even more appealing with one of the many outdoor water elements on the market. If you have a screened porch, give some thought to installing one there, or if not, then on the exterior wall above your patio. Add charm and the lovely sound of babbling water to your flower bed with a tiered model. 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. Perfect your garden area with the peaceful sound of flowing water.

Incorporate the Energy of Feng Shui into Your Garden

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

Do not worry if your garden is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. It is great to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can always incorporate feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to include feng shui design into your living space can be used in the garden. In order to learn the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first want to understand your home’s bagua.

It is also essential to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to make the most of its energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is important to integrate it. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a tranquil Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water element is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Multi-level Fountains for your Lawn

Fountains with multiple levels can be found just about anywhere and have been featured in gardens for ages. These types of fountains are common in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. Piazzas and building courtyards are very popular places where you will see tiered fountains. All tiered fountains are alluring, although some have much more lavish carvings than others.

Any area can be embellished with one, although a more conventional setting is sometimes more suitable. The fountain should blend right into the setting as if it has been there since the outset.

Style Ideas for Exterior Fountains

If you want to chill out for a minute and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect spot. Even though there is a lot of work involved in getting a new one designed and built, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. The value of your home will increase with a lovely garden area, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” of the property. Experts recommend adding flowers or trees, a pavement, a beautiful water feature, or unique statues to enhance the overall look of your property.

The visual appeal of any garden can be really improved by just adding a water fountain.

A place of tranquility and serenity will appear from what was originally just a plain spot. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming retreat, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local creatures. The rest of the garden will suddenly become just background to the lovely new fountain.

The Fascinating Origin of the Wall Water Fountain

The Roman academic Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455) took the initiative to have hundreds of old Greek books translated into Latin. In addition, beautifying the city and making it the true capital of the Christian world was at the center of his objectives. The decaying Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water in the into the capital city from numerous miles away was restored beginning in 1453 at his request. 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. At his behest, the architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the building of a wall fountain in the spot where the magnificent Trevi Fountain now stands. 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.

Pondless Water Elements: A Few of the Plusses of Having one in your Backyard

The other name for a disappearing fountain is a “pondless” fountain. You do not see where the water comes from, because it is underground. Disappearing fountains should be installed near any place people hang out often, as they add so much to the surrounding area. There are many varieties of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

Disappearing fountains also have many added merits. The water comes from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is minimized. Consequently, it presents no threat to children. Additionally, due to the fact that water is held underground, none of it is lost to evaporation. This type of fountain, therefore, is a good option for regions where there is a need to reduce water consumption. The water source will remain clean and free of debris since it is underground and algae will not grow in it, so you will not need to waste a lot of time cleaning it. Finally, you can have one just about anywhere since it takes up so little room.


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