The Transforming Benefits of Water Features

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 know. or-121__68464.jpg Water makes up a large percentage of our body constitution, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. Water is essential for life, and a water feature can provide the benefits of water in a quick and affordable way.

Improve any outdoor area by adding a gorgeous outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your space will be even more beautiful if you add an outdoor water feature from the wide variety available. If you have a screened porch, think about installing one there, or if not, then on the exterior wall above your patio. Make your flower garden an oasis of peace by adding a lovely tiered model. Due to the continuous flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not accumulate, and birds come flocking to the fresh water. The mesmerizing sound of trickling water is the secret touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.

The Marvelous Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain in Rome

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian relics in Rome have come upon a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The famed marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) can be seen in the portico of the basilica nearby. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was created in 1719, it was off the beaten track and mostly unknown as a result. It was said that there was nothing worth seeing in this area, as it was bleak and abandoned making it an unfriendly place to visit. 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 create a water fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the job to lay down the foundation of the church. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was blessed and medallions bearing the illustrations of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.

A Wall Fountain 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. You can have one custom-built to fit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. Both the stand alone and fitted types must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump.

Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can choose.

Normally quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

On the other hand, a water feature attached to a wall can be incorporated onto an existing wall or fit into a new wall. The look of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you put in this kind of water feature.

Where did Fountains Originate from?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains constructed to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

Everything You Will Need for an Outdoor Water Fountain

A lot of people forget the need for an electrical socket or water source close by when contemplating where to locate their garden fountain. The practical side of setting one up is often disregarded because people get so focused on the beauty of it. Do not forget that an extension cord can be handy if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the typical length of power cords. You will also require a water source close by so that you can easily fill your water fountain. Water is difficult to move by hand from place to place.

The best way to fill the fountain is with a nearby hose. A water fountain autofill will make your life simpler in the long run, but this requires a specialist to install since it must be attached to an external water line.

Integrate the Power of Feng Shui into Your Backyard

Introducing feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not extremely important when adding feng shui design to it. If you have a lavish, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

The main feng shui tools can be used for your interior decor as well as your garden design. In order to know the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first want to know your home’s bagua.

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

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal improvement energy. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a serene Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water element is a perfect addition to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).


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