The Benefits of a Water Feature to Your Well Being

From improving air quality to creating a feeling of serenity to the area, a fountain adds so much to your life. brk-343-3__27942.jpg

You might be amazed to learn of all the advantages of being around an indoor or outdoor garden fountain. Water makes up a considerable percentage of our body constitution, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. While you could invest in an overpriced beach house or jump in the ocean every day to experience the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and less costly!

The introduction of an outdoor garden fountain to any porch, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space. You might be surprised how your beautiful outdoor space can be even more appealing with one of the many outdoor water elements on the market. A terrific idea is to put one on the wall of your screened porch, or perhaps outside as part of your outdoor decor. Your flower garden will become a place of elegant decadence and harmony if you put in a tiered version. You will notice lots of birds heading to your garden if you add a birdbath fountain, as the water stays fresher than still water since it is continuously flowing. Perfect your garden area with the peaceful sound of flowing water.

Why Your Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors Enjoy Water Features

Outdoor water features and bird feeders are a healthy way to draw in wildlife and pets. Birds must have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are instead drawn to the movement of water created by fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be uninteresting to many birds, fountains are more enticing because of the moving water they generate. Birds hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs are attracted to fountains because they provide fresh water to drink. During the sweltering summer months, dogs and cats will be outside searching for clean water. Because water in fountains is always moving, they do not need much cleaning, whereas the still water of birdbaths collect debris and require more care.

Beautiful Garden Multi-Tiered Fountains

Gardens are popular places to put up a tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. The regions in the southern portion of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. While they can be seen anywhere, they are most prevalent in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people get together. While some multi-level fountains have intricate designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very simple.

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

Keeping Your Water Wall Fountain Tidy

It is essential to carefully maintain water fountains for them to function optimally. Leaves, twigs, and insects very often find their way into fountains, so it is essential to keep yours free from such debris. Another factor is that water that is subjected to sunlight is vulnerable to growing algae. To stay clear of this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add right into the water. Another option is to mix bleach into the water, but this action can sicken wild animals and so should really be avoided.

No more than three-four months should go by without an extensive maintaining of a fountain. The initial step is to empty out all the water. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. If there are any small grooves, use a toothbrush to reach each and every spot. Any soap residue left on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. Letting it soak in vinegar for a couple of hours first will make it alot easier to clean. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to avoid any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain daily and add water if you notice that the level is low.

Low water levels can ruin the pump - and you don't want that!

Agrippa’s Intriguing Water-lifting Gadget

In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting invention attracted the interest and praise of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the last references of the device. Merely years later, in 1592, the early contemporary Roman conduit, the Acqua Felice, was hooked up to the Medici’s villa, probably making the device outmoded. The more probable reason is that the system was abandoned when Franceso di Medici, Ferdinando’s siblingpassed away in 1588, leading him to give up his position as cardinal and go back to Florence where he took the throne as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Renaissance gardens of the later part of the sixteenth century were home to works like melodious water features, scenographic water presentations and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not outfitted with water in ways that defied gravity itself.

Things You Will Require for a Garden Water Feature

A water source and an electrical outlet are two crucial items that many people do not consider when determining where they want to setup their garden fountain. The joy of owning one occasionally causes people to forget the technical details when setting it up for the first time.

Since standard power cords are only 12 feet in length, you might need to add an extension cord to reach the nearest 120v outlet. Position your fountain in a place close to a water source as you will need to refill it. Water is difficult to move by yourself 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. The ideal setup is with a water fountain autofill, but this has to be attached to an external water line and needs a professional to install it.


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