Multi-level Water Features for your Garden

Gardens are popular places to showcase a multi-tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. The countries in the southern part of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just a couple the areas you might find one. All multi-level fountains are beautiful, although some have much more lavish carvings than others. twfs013__89973.jpg

People love to include them in areas having a classic look and feel. It should seem as if the fountain has been part of the environment since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

The Interesting Origin of the Wall Water Fountain

Countless of ancient Greek writings were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. Turning the city into the deserving capital of the Christian community was important to him, so he also took steps to beautify it. In 1453 he initiated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had brought clean drinking water into the city from many miles away. In addition, the ancient Roman practice of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also referred to as a mostra, was renewed by Nicholas V. The fascinating roots of the Trevi Fountain go back to an older fountain he had commissioned to the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had rebuilt included changes and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply the necessary water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

How a Water Fountain Can Make Your Environment Better

From improving air quality to adding a feeling of serenity to the area, a fountain adds so much to your life.

There are many advantages to having an indoor or exterior water fountain which you may not even recognize. People around the world pulled to coastal cities and large bodies of water, most likely influenced by the fact that our bodies have a high water content. All living creatures need water to exist, and while you could move to an expensive house on the beach somewhere, a much easier and cheaper option is to install a water feature wherever you live.

If you want to make your porch, patio, or back yard even more delightful, think about getting an outdoor garden fountain. Outdoor water features can further improve even the most gorgeous space. It can be mounted on the exterior wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. Your flower garden will become a place of elegant decadence and tranquility if you put in a tiered version. Due to the constant movement of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not build up, and birds come flocking to the pure water. Add the final touch with the enticing sound of running water in your garden.

Typical Water Elements Seen in Japanese Landscapes

You will never see a Japanese garden that does not have a water element. Since Japanese water fountains are viewed as symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned in the doorway of buildings or shrines. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very basic because they are meant to draw attention to the water itself.

Bamboo is a widely accepted material to use for spouts and therefore often incorporated into water fountains. The bamboo spout is positioned over the basin, typically made of natural stones, and water trickles out. Even when new, it should be designed to appear as if it has been out in the open for a long time. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are commonly put in place around a fountain so that it seems more in line with nature. Clearly, this fountain is something more than just a basic decoration.

If you want to get a bit more artistic, try a stone fountain enhanced with live bamboo and other natural elements placed on a bed of gravel. In time, as moss progressively covers the rocks, it starts to look even more natural-looking.

Wherever there is enough open space, you have the option to build a more extensive water feature.

Popular water feature extras are a koi pond or any sort of tiny pool, or even a meandering brook.

However, water does not have to be an addition in a Japanese water fountain. It is okay to use representations of water instead of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. In addition, flat rocks can be laid out close enough together to give the illusion of a rippling brook.

A Small Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Feature

The reflective properties of water means it can make small areas appear larger than they are. Increasing the reflective attributes of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. When the sun goes down, you can use underwater lights in different colors and shapes to illuminate your new feature. Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lights during the night. Natural treatments use them because they emanate a calming effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

The foliage in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, man-made waterway, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s interest. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or little patios. Considerably improving the ambience is possible by placing it in the most appropriate place and include the finest accompaniments.

Disappearing Water Features: A Few of the Benefits of Having one in your Garden

The name “pondless fountain” is one other way to refer to a disappearing fountain. You cannot see where the water comes from, as it is below 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. They are available in a wide variety of designs, some of which are ceramic urns, waterfalls, granite columns, and millstones.

There are many reasons to consider choosing a disappearing fountain. The water comes from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is reduced. As such, it is safe for children to play near it. Moreover, you will not need to worry about losing water to evaporation since it is kept underground. This type of fountain, therefore, is a good option for areas where there is a need to reduce water consumption. The water source will remain clean and free of debris since it is underground and algae will not grow in it, so you will not need to waste a lot of time cleaning it. Last but not least, because of its small size it can fit nearly anywhere you wish.


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