Striking Backyard Multi-Level Water Features

Gardens are popular places to showcase a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. You can find many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European countries. While they can be seen anywhere, they are most prevalent in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people get together. All multi-level fountains are beautiful, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others. or_155_middle__41661.jpg

Any area can be enhanced with one, although a more conventional setting is sometimes more appropriate. The fountain should look as old as the rest of the space and blend in accordingly.

A Magnificent Example of Roman Artistry: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Waterwork

Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Located in the portico of the nearby basilica one can see the celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). Since the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was located off the beaten track, it remained relatively unknown. The part of town where it was situated was depressing and uninviting which generally kept people away. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to erect a fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. Work on the church's foundation started on on August 11, 1717. Medals bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water”, were thrown in the foundation following the blessing of the first stone.

Consider Getting a Self-Contained Water Feature for Your Garden

Stand-alone fountains are perfect for anyone looking for affordability and convenience. The plumbing, pump, and other materials come with the fountain.

Fountains that come with their own water supply are also referred to as “self-contained”.

Stand-alone water fountains are rather easy to set up making them the perfect option for your patio or veranda. They are also convenient to transport from place to place.

Once you decide where you want to put your fountain, your landscaper should ensure that it is not too bumpy or uneven. Lawns and gardens tend to be lumpy so your landscaper will have to level the area where you want to put it. The moment has come to put your water feature where you want it and fill it with water. It is finally time to plug it in using either an electrical outlet, a solar panel, or batteries.

Anyone who does not have direct access to a wellspring or external plumbing should look into a self-contained fountain. Many people put them in the center of the garden, but they can really go anywhere. There is a range of materials that can be used to make them including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

Setting up a Water Fountain In Smaller Yards

The reflective properties of water means it can make small areas look larger than they are. Dark materials alter the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature. Night time is a great occasion to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Eco-lights powered by sunlight can be used during the day whereas you can use lights to jazz up your garden at night. Natural therapies use them because they release a calming effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

Your outdoor vegetation is a fantastic area to blend in your water feature. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to become the core piece of your backyard. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or small patios. The ambience can be significantly modified by placing it in the best place and using the proper accessories.

Exterior Wall Fountains: The Many Styles Available

Wall fountains are well suited to little verandas or gardens because they do not take up too much space while also adding a bit of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Whatever style of outdoor wall fountain you are searching for whether it be traditional, modern, classic, or Asian you will undoubtedly find the one you like most. If you are looking for a unique design, a customized one can be specially made to meet your specifications.

Mounted and free-standing water features are available on the market. Small, self-contained models can be placed on a wall are known as mounted wall fountains. Wall fountains made of resin ( similar to stone) or fiberglass are typically lightweight so they can be easily hung.

Sizable free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins positioned on the floor and a smooth side leaning on a wall. Water features such as these are typically manufactured of cast stone and have no weight limitations.

It is a good idea to incorporate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape professionals. Installing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work requires a expert mason to do it correctly. You will need to incorporate a spout or fountain mask into the wall. The unified look produced by customized wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery instead of an afterthought.

The Captivating Origin of the Wall Water Fountain

The Roman academic Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455) decided to have hundreds of old Greek texts translated into Latin. He also undertook the embellishment of the city to make it into the true seat of the Christian world. In 1453 he commissioned the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from many miles away. The mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a practice also revived by Nicholas V. At his behest, the architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the place where the magnificent Trevi Fountain now stands. The water which ultimately supplied the Trevi Fountain, as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona, came from the rebuilt and modified aqueduct.


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