Factors to Consider When Putting in an Outdoor Water Element

A lot of people forget about the need for an electrical socket or water source close by when considering where to put their garden fountain. 94-170-13903__44342.jpg People sometimes overlook the technical details because they get caught up in the excitement of installing their newest purchase. Since standard power cords are only 12 feet in length, you might need to add an extension cord to reach the nearest 120v outlet. You will also need to have a water supply close by so that you can effortlessly fill your water fountain. Carrying large quantities of water requires strength so you do not want to have to carry it a long distance. The best way to fill the fountain is with a nearby water hose. A water fountain autofill is an even better alternative, but will require the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

The Marvelous Santa Maria in Cosmedin Water Feature in Rome

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian artifacts in Rome have come upon a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The nearby basilica is mainly renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its entryway. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was not well known and situated far from sight making it difficult to visit. The part of town where it was located was forlorn and uninviting which generally kept visitors away. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI mandated the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water feature to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Work on the church's infrastructure commenced 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 consecration of the first stone.

A Wall Water Feature to Suit Your Design

A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to situate your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet.

Even a little space can include a custom-built one. Both the stand alone and fitted versions must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are many different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Stand-alone wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are considerably big and feature a basin on the ground.

A stand-alone water feature can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. A cohesive look can be achieved with this style of fountain because it seems to become part of the scenery rather than an added element.

The Ideal Multi-Level Fountain for your Backyard

Fountains with multiple tiers can be seen just about anywhere and have been featured in gardens for ages. These types of fountains are popular in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. Piazzas and building courtyards are very common areas where you will find tiered fountains. Beautiful carvings can be found on some of the most elaborate tiered fountains, while others have less complex designs.

While they can be located just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic environments. The fountain should blend right into the environment as if it has been there since the beginning.

The Best Way to Introduce the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Yard

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

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not particularly important when introducing feng shui design to it. A huge space is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a smaller area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the methods are the same.

The initial task is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

Before getting going, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be integrated in the northeast section of your garden which connects to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Consider introducing a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Enrich Your Everyday Life with a Water Fountain

Your quality of life will be positively influenced by a fountain as it not only provides you a place of peace and calm, but also serves to clean the air.

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will reward you in ways you might not even realize. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be linked to the fact that the human body is made up primarily of water. While you could invest in an extravagant beach house or plunge into the ocean every day to experience the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and more affordable!

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be enhanced by getting an outdoor garden fountain. Outdoor water elements can further improve even the most enchanting space. If you have a screened porch, think about installing one there, or if not, then on the external wall above your patio. Add beauty and the lovely music of babbling water to your flower bed with a tiered model. You will notice lots of birds heading to your garden if you add a birdbath fountain, as the water stays fresher than still water since it is constantly flowing. The final touch your garden area needs to be an oasis of serenity is the sound of flowing water.


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