Disappearing Water Fountains: A Few of the Benefits of Having one in your Backyard

The name “pondless fountain” is one other way to call a disappearing fountain. win928__27178.jpg The source of the water is not visible because it is below the surface of the ground. Any area where there are people, such as a walking path, is perfect for a disappearing fountain since it adds pleasing sounds and a lovely visual effect. There are many types of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

Disappearing fountains also offer many benefits. The water rises from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is reduced. This means that children can safely be around it. Additionally, since the water is located below ground level, none of it is lost to evaporation. This means you will use less water than if you had another style of fountain. This type of fountain is recommended if you do not have a lot of time to clean it often since neither dirt nor algae can reach it underground. Finally, due to its more compact size, it is simpler to fit it where you want it than other types of fountains.

Aqueducts: The Solution to Rome's Water Challenges

Rome’s 1st raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, inhabitants residing at higher elevations had to depend on natural springs for their water. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people living at greater elevations turned to water taken from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. Starting in the sixteenth century, a new approach was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean portions to supply water to Pincian Hill. During its original building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were added at set intervals alongside the aqueduct’s channel. Although they were initially planned to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi began using the manholes to gather water from the channel, opening when he bought the property in 1543. The cistern he had constructed to gather rainwater wasn’t adequate to meet his water requirements. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat directly below his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him accessibility.

The Marvelous Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain in Rome

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a wealth of heathen and Christian artifacts on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a renowned marble sculpture situated at the entrance of the nearby basilica. Due to the fact that the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was situated off the beaten track, it remained relatively unknown. Due to the fact that the nearby area was depressing and mostly abandoned, visitors were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to erect a water fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an effort to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the job to lay down the foundation of the church. The consecration of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

Ways Feng Shui Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce 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. If you have a lavish, beautiful one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui techniques are the same whether you are working in your garden or your residence. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is essential to determine your home’s first.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should know how to use each of them to intensify the energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include 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 ideal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some beautiful stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

People thinking about adding a water element into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).

The Appeal of Multi-Level Fountains

Gardens are common places to put up a tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. These types of fountains are widespread in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. While they can be found anywhere, they are most prevalent in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people get together. All multi-level fountains are alluring, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others.

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

Design Options for Backyard Water Fountains

Gardens are great places to take a break from the day-to-day drudgery and get some fresh air and appreciate nature. While it is not a simple process to build one, you will be happy you did once you are able to relax and enjoy it. Investing in a gorgeous garden is good, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” and value of your home. Experts advise adding flowers or trees, a pavement, a beautiful water feature, or unique statues to enhance the overall look of your property.

A water fountain can make a substantial difference to the elegance and tranquility of your garden. A true fantasyland can be created from what used to be a very plain spot. The feeling 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 attract. The rest of the garden will instantly become just background to the lovely new fountain.


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