Striking Garden Multi-Tiered Water Fountains

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been popular, particularly in gardens. You can see many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. Typical places to see them are in courtyards and city squares. Tiered fountains come in a wide array of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively plain types. twfs013__89973.jpg

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

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Wall Water Fountains

Water fountains will keep working a very long time with scheduled cleaning and maintenance. It is important to clean it out and remove any debris or foreign elements that might have gotten into or onto it. Another factor is that water that is exposed to sunlight is prone to growing algae. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be mixed into the water to avoid this problem. Some people opt for pouring bleach into the water, but the downside is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

Experts suggest that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough scouring every 3-4 months. Prior to cleaning, all the water must be taken out. Then use mild soap and a soft sponge to clean the innner part of the reservoir.

A useful tip is to use a toothbrush if there are tiny hard-to-reach spots. Do not leave any soap deposit inside or on the fountain.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and cleaning the inside carefully. Letting it soak in vinegar for several hours first will make it alot easier to clean. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to prevent any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain every day and add water if you notice that the level is too low. Allowing the water to reach below the pump’s intake level, can cause serious damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome!

Add the Power of Feng Shui into Your Backyard

Introducing feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

Size is not the main concern when adding feng shui design to your garden. A sizeable area is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a smaller area can still be useful in feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. The initial step is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is important to start by learning how to bolster each of its five elements.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. The ideal 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 feature is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Everything You Will Require for a Garden Fountain

Two things many people ignore when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a handy water source and an electrical outlet nearby. People sometimes overlook the technical information because they get caught up in the excitement of putting in their newest purchase. Most power cords are 12 feet long and need a 120v outdoor socket, though an extension cord can always be added. A practical place to get water is essential since you will need to fill your fountain. It is difficult to move water from one spot to another. A nearby hose can make filling the fountain a great deal less demanding. If you have an expert on hand, you may want to look into getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much easier in the long run.

Container Herb Gardens: All You Need to Learn and Then Some

An optimal herb garden can be made in a container. If you appreciate being in the kitchen area or yard, you are going to probably be drawn to the world of herbs. Herbs bring immediate enjoyment as they can be used in any recipe, and they are very easy to grow. It only takes a little time each day to maintain your herb garden, and if you own planter gardens and potted herbs, they can be placed inside once autumn begins to freeze - so you can take pleasure in your herbs all year long. Each type of herb has a different growth speed, making their harvest times vary. Patience is necessary for herb gardening, just like any other goal. Approach your herb garden like an athlete approaches his/her day-to-day routines, results might come slowly but they will come; caring for your herb garden is essential even when you do not notice results right away.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, were essentially gardens planned and planted on roof terraces. These waterproof rooftop gardens were proposed to be built around a massive stone underpinning that would encircle the vast storage rooms below.

The terrace soil was thick enough to efficiently grow trees and water from deep wells fed the plants by way of hydraulic devices. Preferred plants were thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary.

Anglo Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was significantly changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Most often built upon windy peaks, castles were straightforward structures that allowed their inhabitants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly added in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Peaceful pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is represented in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched example we have. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a deterrent to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and bordered by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.


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