Multi-Tiered Water Elements for your Outdoor Space

For many years now now, multi-tiered fountains have been popular, especially in gardens. These types of fountains are popular in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. Likely places to see them are in courtyards and city squares. kay-40520__61850.jpg All multi-level fountains are beautiful, although some have much more lavish carvings than others.

Traditional or classic locations are great spots for them. If done right, anyone seeing the fountain will assume it has been there for a long time.

The Multiple Kinds of Wall Water Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a terrace is ideal when you seek to relax. You can also make use of a small area by having one custom-built. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are necessary for freestanding as well as mounted varieties. There are many different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Freestanding wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

A wall-mounted fountain can either be integrated onto a wall already in existence or built into a wall under construction. A unified look can be achieved with this type of fountain because it seems to become part of the scenery rather than an added element.

Consider Buying a Self-Contained Water Fountain for Your Yard

Self-contained fountains are ideal for anyone looking for affordability and flexibility. Since all pieces are included with the fountain, no other parts are required. There is another use for the label “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water reservoir.

Self-contained water fountains are rather easy to install making them the ideal option for your patio or veranda. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later decide to move it somewhere else.

The landscaper will first inspect that the place where you want your fountain to go is level.

Lawns and gardens tend to be uneven so your landscaper will have to level the area where you want to put it. You are now ready to set up your water feature and fill it with water. Last but not least, connect it to a solar panel, a wall outlet, or batteries, and it should be good to go.

The best option for anyone who wants convenience and does not want to use external plumbing or water source is a self-contained fountain. Many people put them in the middle of the garden, but they can really go anywhere. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just a few of the materials used to produce them.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Water Feature Worth Visiting

Remarkable finds of both Christian and pagan roots have been made by archaeologists and restorers in the area of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is mainly for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was built in 1719, it was off the beaten track and generally unknown as a result. The part of town where it was situated was forlorn and bleak which was enough to keep visitors away. As part of an effort to revitalize the piazza outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was commissioned by Pope Clement XI to take on the job. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The blessing of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

Common Water Fountains Found in Japanese Landscapes

Japanese gardens usually feature a water feature. You will often notice Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are regarded as symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing. It is uncommon to see extravagantly-designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Moreover, water fountains that have bamboo spouts are very popular. The bamboo spout is placed over the basin, typically made of natural stones, and water trickles out. It ought to have a worn-down, weathered appearance as well. So that the fountain seems at one with nature, people normally decorate it with natural stones, pretty flowers, and plants. As you can likely surmise, this fountain is symbolic rather than just decorative.

If you want to get a bit more creative, try a stone fountain enhanced with live bamboo and other natural elements placed on a bed of gravel. The idea is that over time it will start to look more and more like a natural part of the area, as moss slowly grows over the stones.

Anyone who has an extensive space to work with can, of course, install a much larger water feature.

Lots of people include a koi pond or a little stream as a final touch.

However, water does not need to be an addition in a Japanese water fountain. Lots of people decide to represent water with sand, gravel, or rocks rather than putting in actual water. The semblance of a creek with running water can also be achieved by placing flat stones very closely together.

Outdoor Water Elements: Setup Guidelines

Two things many people forget about when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a suitable water source and an electrical outlet nearby. The practical side of setting one up is often neglected because people get so focused on the wonder of it. Do not forget that an extension cord can be helpful if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the typical length of power cords. A practical place to get water is vital since you will need to fill your fountain. It is difficult to move water from one spot to another. A nearby water hose is helpful when time comes to fill the fountain. If you have an specialist on hand, you may want to consider getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much less difficult in the long run.


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