Multi-level Water Fountains for your Lawn

win794s__06564.jpg Gardens are typical places to display a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. These kinds of fountains are widespread in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries. Public squares and building courtyards are very popular areas where you will find tiered fountains. All tiered fountains are enchanting, although some have much more lavish carvings than others.

Although they can be seen just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic environments. The fountain should blend right into the setting as if it has been there since the outset.

The Stupendous Santa Maria in Cosmedin Waterwork in Rome

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian antiquities in Rome have stumbled upon an abundance of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is located in the portico of the basilica nearby. The situation of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known neighborhood and was, therefore, not oftentimes visited. The part of town where it was located was forlorn and uninviting which generally kept visitors away. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to design a water fountain for the area. August 11. 1717 was when work on the church’s infrastructure began. 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.

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxons encountered great adjustments to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The skill of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to contemplate domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures built in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on understanding offensive and defensive techniques. Relaxing pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. Berkeley Castle, maybe the most unspoiled style of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day.

The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On 1 of these terraces sits a quaint bowling green: it's coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

Tips for Installing an Outdoor

When thinking about where to set up your garden fountain, do not overlook the fact that you will need somewhere to plug it in and a convenient source of water. The delight of owning one occasionally causes people to overlook the technical details when setting it up for the first time. 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. Install your fountain in a place close to a water source as you will need to fill it. Carrying water is hard and laborious. If you have given thought to it before installation, having a hose nearby will make the task of filling the fountain much easier. A water fountain autofill is an even better option, but will demand the help of an expert who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

The Various Types of Outdoor Water Fountains

Gardens allow you to retreat into nature and be outside when you want. While it is not a simple task to build one, you will be happy you did once you are able to relax and enjoy it. The value of your home will go up with a lovely garden area, as it will maximize the “curb appeal” of the property. Many people decide to add to their landscaping by putting in statues or other art, re-doing the pavement of their driveway, planting trees, or including a water feature.

A water fountain can make a considerable difference to the beauty and tranquility of your garden. Where you once had a plain area, you will now enjoy an outdoor wonderland. The ambiance of your garden will be very different once you install a water fountain, as the calming sounds of the water will create an oasis for you as well as for the friendly birds and animals it will entice. All eyes will now be focussed on the gorgeous fountain.

The Reason Behind Water Features in Japanese Gardens

You will rarely see a Japanese garden that does not include a water element.

They tend to be placed right at the entrance of Japanese temples and homes because they are regarded as being representative of spiritual and physical cleansing. It is unusual to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Many people also choose a water fountain that includes a bamboo spout. The water passes through the bamboo spout and accumulates in the stone basin below. People generally make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new. People want their fountain to seem as natural as possible, so they put plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. As you can perhaps surmise, this fountain is symbolic rather than purely decorative.

An alternate possibility is to buy a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. In time, as moss progressively covers the rocks, it becomes even more natural-looking.

If you are lucky enough to have a big piece of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Popular water feature enhancements are a koi pond or any sort of small pool, or even a meandering brook.

Japanese fountains, however, do not actually need to have water in them. Pretty rocks, sand, or gravel are good alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to represent the water. In addition, flat stones can be laid out close enough together to create the impression of a rippling brook.


Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Troubles
Prior to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in Rome, inhabitants who resided on hillsides had to travel even further down to get their water from natural sources. During this period, there were only two other innovations... read more
From Where Did Landscape Fountains Originate from?
Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains. read more
The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Wall Fountains
Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain daily and add water if you see 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... read more