Reasons to Consider Putting in a Pondless Water Element in your Garden

The name “pondless fountain” is just another way to call a disappearing fountain. It is known as “disappearing” since the water source is under ground. Any spot where there are people, such as a walking path, is perfect for a disappearing fountain since it adds pleasant sounds and a lovely visual effect. wwmhs_cv_1__03399.jpg There are many types of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

There are many reasons to give some thought to choosing a disappearing fountain. There is no big pool of water that could pose a threat to anyone since the water comes from below the ground. Therefore, it is safe for children to hang out near it. Additionally, due to the fact that water is stored below ground level, none of it is lost to evaporation. This type of fountain, therefore, is a good choice for areas where there is a need to conserve water. It is very low-maintenance since it is underground and not exposed to debris or algae. Finally, you can put one just about anywhere because it takes up so little room.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Waterwork Worthy of Viewing

Incredible discoveries of both Christian and pagan origin have been made by archaeologists and restorers in the area around Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Situated in the portico of the nearby basilica one can find the celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was created in 1719, it was off the beaten track and generally unknown as a result. It was said that there was nothing worth seeing in this area, as it was abject and desolate making it an unfriendly place to visit. As part of an effort to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to take on the job.

August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the job to lay down the foundation of the church. The blessing of the first stone to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

Enrich Your Garden with the Help of Feng Shui

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

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not extremely important when introducing feng shui design to it. Of course, a huge area is great if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

Feng shui methods are identical whether you are working in your garden or your house. Since 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 understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can optimize their energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. This could be the optimal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some attractive stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Give some thought to incorporating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Introducing Contained Garden Water Features

Self-Contained fountains are economical and easy to install and are therefore quite common.

You do not need to have any additional components because they all come included with the instructions for your fountain. There is another use for the term “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water repository.

Self-contained fountains are quick to install making them well suited for anyone needing a patio fountain. They are also not difficult to move from place to place.

The first issue the landscaper will need to find out is whether or not the land is level. Any holes and bumps can easily be evened out by your landscaper. Your water feature is now set for placement and the addition of water. The last step is to plug it into an outlet, a solar panel, or batteries.

Since it is stand-alone and does not necessitate an alternative water source or plumbing, a self-contained fountain is optimal for anyone looking for ease and convenience. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and place them right in the middle, although they can actually go anywhere in the garden. A range of common materials can be used for fountains including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

What You Will Require for an Outdoor Fountain

A water source and an electrical socket are two important items that many people do not take into account when determining where they want to put in their garden fountain. Sometimes new owners get so caught up in the romanticism of their new purchase that they forget important details. If you require an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as conventional power cords are only 12 feet long. You will need to replenish your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water close by. Water is hard to move by hand from place to place. If you have thought about it before installation, having a hose nearby will make the job of filling the fountain much simpler. A water fountain autofill will make your life easier in the long run, but this requires a trained expert to install since it must be connected to an external water line.

Tiered Water Elements for your Yard

Fountains with multiple levels can be seen just about anywhere and have been featured in gardens for ages. These kinds of fountains are widespread in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. While they can be seen anywhere, they are most common in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people gather. Tiered fountains come in a wide range of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively plain types.

People love to feature them in areas having a more traditional look and feel. The fountain should blend right into the surroundings as if it has been there since the start.


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