Factors to Know When Setting up an Outdoor Water Element

a-362__01142.jpg Two things many people ignore when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a handy water source and an electrical outlet in close proximity. The thrill of owning one occasionally causes people to skip the technical aspects when setting it up for the first time. Do not forget that an extension cord can be useful if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the normal length of power cords. You will also require a water supply close by so that you can easily fill your water fountain. Water is difficult to move by hand from place to place. If you have given thought to it before installation, having a hose close by will make the job of filling the fountain much easier. A water fountain autofill is yet another option, but will require the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

Animals and Water Fountains

Think about how your cat or dog may respond to a water feature before you buy one. Your pet dog could think that your freestanding fountain resembles a big pond to drink from or a pool in which to swim.

Your pets will not be negatively affected if you add a wall water element to your property. You may need to consider where you will place the fountain as birds may take it as a bathing pond. Setting up a birdbath is a fantastic solution if you want birds to check out your garden, however. The indoor use of wall water fountains is entirely possible if wish to avoid these problems. Dentists’ and doctors’ offices as well as stately homes are just a few of the places where you can find these types of fountains.

Enrich Your Yard with the Aid of Feng Shui

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

Size is not the main concern when adding feng shui design to your yard. If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui tools are identical whether you are working in your garden or your home. The first 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.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include in the northeast section of your garden because that part of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

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

Striking Backyard Multi-Level Water Fountains

For many years now now, multi-tiered fountains have been common, most notably in gardens. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain typically have countless multi-level fountains. Public squares and building courtyards are very common places where you will find tiered fountains. Tiered fountains come in a wide range of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively plain types.

While they can be seen just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic settings. The fountain should seem as old as the rest of the decor and blend in accordingly.

Where did Large Garden Fountains Originate from?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to provide drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains built to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

The Many Styles of Wall Fountains

You can find tranquility and silence when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. Even a small space can include a custom-made one. 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.

Also knownas a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is located on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.


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