Alluring Garden Tiered Water Elements

Fountains with multiple levels can be seen just about anywhere and have been displayed in gardens for ages. You can find many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. Typical places to see them are in courtyards and city squares. Beautiful carvings can be found on some of the most sophisticated tiered fountains, while others have much simpler designs. 8824_6603__21301.jpg

People love to include them in spots having a more traditional look and feel. If done correctly, anyone seeing the fountain will assume it has been there for many years.

The Story of Outdoor Fountains

During his rule (1397-1455) of the Roman Catholic Church, the learned Pope Nicholas V commissioned countless of translations of ancient Greek classics into Latin. In addition, beautifying the city and making it the true capital of the Christian world was at the center of his objectives. In 1453 he initiated the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had brought clear drinking water into the city from many miles away. Nicholas V also resurrected the Roman custom of installing grand fountains, known as mostras, to mark the end point of the aqueduct. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by him to build a wall fountain where we now see the breath-taking Trevi Fountain. The water which ultimately provided the Trevi Fountain, as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona, came from the renovated and modified aqueduct.

A Wall Water Feature to Match Your Design

Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a veranda is ideal when you wish to relax. You can have one custom-built to suit your specifications even if you have a small amount of space.

Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will require a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different varieties available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

Freestanding wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. Incorporating this type of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

A Smaller Garden Space? You Can Have a Water Fountain too!

The reflective properties of water means it can make smaller spaces appear larger than they are. In order to achieve the maximum reflective properties of a water feature or fountain, it is best to use dark materials. If your objective is to highlight your new feature at night, underwater lights in varied colors and shapes will do the trick. The sun is indispensable to power eco-lights during the day time while submerged lights are great for night use. Often utilized in natural therapies, they help to diminish anxiety and stress with their calming sounds.

Water just mixes into the greenery in your yard.

Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to turn the central piece of your backyard. The versatility of water features is that they can be installed in large backyards as well as in small verandas. Considerably modifying the ambience is possible by locating it in the most appropriate place and include the finest accompaniments.

Aqueducts: The Remedy to Rome's Water Troubles

Rome’s 1st raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, inhabitants residing at higher elevations had to depend on natural creeks for their water. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people dwelling at raised elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made available by wells and cisterns. Beginning in the sixteenth century, a newer strategy was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sections to provide water to Pincian Hill. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. Even though they were primarily designed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to get water from the channel, starting when he purchased the property in 1543. It appears that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to fulfill his needs.

That is when he made a decision to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran directly below his residence.

Pick from all Types of Exterior Water Features

Have you ever thought about turning your garden into an oasis of serenity? You can benefit from a water feature by incorporating an outdoor fountain to your garden and creating a place of tranquility.

The magnificence of a spouting fountain can be observed when it sends a stream of shooting water into the air. It is doable to have one of these fitted into an existent, ample pond. You may have seen one of these in a recreation area or an old estate.

One of the myriad examples of an outdoor water feature is a classy wall fountain. Such fountains make for a great addition to your yard even if it is small. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle type of water feature. In this straightforward process, water is ejected from a little spout, goes down a beautifully textured wall, before being collected at the bottom and returned to the top once again.

Your garden’s style dictates whether a themed fountain is right for you. In a rustic themed bungalow or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Something unique and striking could be an option for more modern gardens. Let your imagination run free to select the best option.

The primary quality of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a number of different levels. Cascading fountains is another term used to identify this type of fountain because water streams down multiple levels.

Due to the fact that outdoor fountains can take up a lot of space, fit in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain if the space you have is minimal. Due to the fact that the reservoirs necessary for these kinds of fountains are hidden underground, you can make the most of the space at your disposal.

Tranquility and well-being are some of the main sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. In this type of water feature the water passes through bamboo sticks. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is placed at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the pattern repeated over and over again.

Glass fountains make up an additional category of fountain. Producing a more classical look are trellis-style fountains which feature shaped metalwork.

However, this type of water feature is better suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as contemporary forms and design. A magnificent effect is produced when water flows down the sheets of glass. Colorful LED lights are also included in some fountains to illuminate the water as it progresses down the sheet of glass. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) shows off water slowly flowing down its façade.

A large rock drilled with holes which then has pipes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. In this sort of fountain, water is pushed upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. Water then flows as a slow trickle down the sides of the rock to its base. Little gardens are ideal for this type of fountain. Water is moved at low pressure in this kind of fountain, so you can rest assured that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

Solar fountains have recently gained in appeal because they are powered by sunlight. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electric bills, and the positive effects they have on our environment. The wide-ranging designs in outdoor solar-powered fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.


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