Design Variations for Garden Water Fountains

When you want to chill out for a minute and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect spot. Even though there is a lot of work involved in getting a new one designed and made, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. The value of your home will increase with a lovely garden area, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” of the property. There are many ways to boost the visual appeal of a yard, like adding flowers and plants, artwork, an attractive pavement, or a water feature.

The visual appeal of any garden can be really improved by just adding a water fountain. 526_floral_open__31353.jpg It will turn a plain area into a beautiful place of peaceful tranquility. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming haven, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local critters. Before you know it, the whole garden or yard will have a new centerpiece.

Presenting Self-Contained Backyard Fountains

Given that contained fountains are both low-cost and easy to install, they are very popular. The plumbing, pump, and other parts come included with the fountain. Another name for a fountain having its own water source is known as “self-contained”.

Stand-alone water fountains are rather easy to set up making them the ideal option for your patio or veranda. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later want to move it somewhere else.

Once you determine where you want to put your fountain, your landscaper should ensure that it is not too bumpy or uneven. If your landscaper thinks the land is too bumpy, he can always even it out it for you. The time has come to position your water feature where you want it and fill it with water. It is at long last time to plug it in using either an electrical socket, a solar panel, or batteries.

Anyone who does not have direct access to a water source or external plumbing should think about a self-contained fountain. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and place them right in the center, although they can really go anywhere in the garden. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just a few of the materials used to build them.

The Beauty of Multi-Level Fountains

Fountains with more than one tier are very easy to find, and common especially in gardens. These kinds of fountains are popular in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries. While they can be found anywhere, they are most prevalent in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people gather. While some tiered fountains have ornate designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very simple.

People love to feature them in spots having a classic look and feel. The fountain should look as old as the rest of the space and blend in accordingly.

The Popularity of Fountains in Japanese Landscapes

No Japanese garden is complete without a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered representative of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is typically placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very basic because they are meant to draw attention to the water itself.

You will also notice many fountains that have spouts built of bamboo. The water moves through the bamboo spout and accumulates in the stone basin underneath. Even when new, it should be designed to appear as if it has been outside for a long time. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are frequently put in place around a fountain so that it seems more in line with nature. Clearly this fountain is much more than just a nice add-on.

For something a bit more unique, start with a bed of gravel, add a stone fountain, and then embellish it imaginatively with live bamboo and other natural elements. Before long moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area begins to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Anyone who has an extensive spot to work with can, of course, out in a much larger water feature. Lots of people put in a koi pond or a small stream as a final touch.

Japanese fountains, on the other hand, do not actually need to have water in them. Pretty rocks, sand, or gravel are ideal alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to represent the water.

In addition, flat stones can be laid out close enough together to give the illusion of a babbling brook.

A Wall Water Feature to Match Your Design

You can find tranquility and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio. Even a small space can include a custom-made one. The necessary elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or secured. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

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

You can choose to place your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape instead of an added feature.

How to Introduce the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Garden

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

Size is not the most important factor when adding feng shui design to your garden.

It is terrific to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can still introduce feng shui design.

The primary feng shui tools can be utilized for your home decor as well as your garden design. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start by understanding the bagua of the house.

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that part of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. A perfect 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.

Anyone thinking about incorporating 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).


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