The Beauty of Multi-Level Water Features

wwdvs_cp_a_1000__03620.jpg Fountains with more than one level are very easy to find, and common particularly in gardens. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain typically have lots of multi-level fountains. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just two the places you might find one. While some tiered fountains have sophisticated designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very simple.

Any area can be enhanced with one, even though a more traditional setting is sometimes more appropriate. The fountain should blend right into the surroundings as if it has been there since the outset.

Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxons encountered great changes to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. Architecture and gardening were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Most often built upon windy peaks, castles were straightforward constructs that permitted their occupants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly placed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was unfeasible in these unproductive fortifications. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. A significant terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building.

One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge cut into the figure of crude battlements.

Enhance Your Yard with the Use of Feng Shui

Introduce feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your residence.

When adding feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small area is adequate. Of course, a big area is great if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

The primary feng shui tools can be used for your interior decor as well as your garden design. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start by understanding the bagua of the house.

Before getting going, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. This could be the optimal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some alluring stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water feature is a great addition to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Early Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome

With the manufacturing of the first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, individuals who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to depend strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their requirements. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the only technologies readily available at the time to supply water to locations of high elevation. In the early sixteenth century, the city began to make use of the water that ran underground through Acqua Vergine to provide water to Pincian Hill. During its initial construction, pozzi (or manholes) were located at set intervals alongside the aqueduct’s channel. The manholes made it easier to clean the channel, but it was also achievable to use buckets to extract water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he bought the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he died. The cistern he had made to gather rainwater wasn’t adequate to meet his water specifications. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat under his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him accessibility.

The Many Designs in Backyard Water Fountains

Whenever you want to chill out for a moment and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect place. While it is not a simple process to build one, you will be happy you did once you are able to relax and enjoy it. Investing in a breathtaking garden is good, as it will increase the “curb appeal” and value of your home. Experts advise adding flowers or trees, a pavement, a lovely water feature, or unique statues to enhance the overall look of your property.

A water fountain can significantly transform the aesthetics of a garden. Where you once had a basic area, you will now have an outdoor wonderland. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming retreat, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local animals. Your fountain will immediately turn into the centerpiece of your garden or yard.

Factors to Think About When Installing a Garden Water Feature

When thinking about where to install your garden fountain, do not forget that you will need somewhere to plug it in and a convenient source of water.

The practical side of setting one up is often disregarded because people get so focused on the excitement of it. Do not forget that an extension cord can be handy if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the normal length of power cords. You will also need to have a water source close by so that you can conveniently fill your water fountain. Carrying large amounts of water requires strength so you do not want to have to lug it a long way. The best way to fill the fountain is with a nearby garden hose. A water fountain autofill will make your life simpler in the long run, but this requires a professional to install since it must be connected to an external water line.


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