How to Select the Most Suitable Spot for Your Water Fountain

It is important to think about how a water fountain will fit into your garden prior to buying one. Any high-traffic spots such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

If you choose to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed specifically for this purpose. If you look on the back, you will notice a bar or some other piece to affix it against a wall, grate or fence. Such fountains are not stable on their own, therefore, be certain to affix it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences. 50024plbz__07215.jpg

Anywhere people gather to sit and breathe in the fresh air is ideal for another option, a garden sculpture style.

The Benefits of Solar Wall fountains

There are various power sources which can be used to power your garden wall fountain. The recent interest in alternative power has led to a rise in the usage of solar run fountains, even though till now they have primarily been powered by electricity. Although solar run water fountains may be the most inexpensive long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. The most frequent materials used to make solar powered water features are terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze. You should be able to buy the right sort of fountain to fit your design needs. If you are considering a fountain to complete your garden refuge, know that they are effortless to manage and a great way to contribute to a clean eco-system.

Interior wall fountains not only give you something beautiful to look at, they also serve to cool your house. An alternative to air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they cool down your home by using the same principles. You can also save on your electric costs because they use less energy.

Their cooling effect can be activated by blowing fresh, dry air across them. Using the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to optimize circulation. It is very important that the surface of the water have air regularly blowing across it. Cool, clean air is one of the natural benefits of fountains and waterfalls. Merely being in the vicinity of a sizeable public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is close by. Placing your fountain cooling system in a spot where it will receive additional heat is not practical. Direct sunlight, for example, reduces the efficiency of your fountain to produce cool air.

Integrate the Power of Feng Shui into Your Garden

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

When incorporating feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small space is adequate. Of course, a big area is fantastic if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well.

Feng shui tools are the same whether you are working in your garden or your house. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is important to figure out your home’s first.

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

The Earth element, for example, should be located in the northeast portion of your garden which connects to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. A Zen garden with some lovely natural rocks is perfect for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

People thinking about including a water feature 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).

Tall Water Displays Around the World

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and rockets water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

Agrippa’s Intriguing Water-lifting Appliance

The praise Agrippa’s water-lifting invention earned from Andrea Bacci in 1588 was temporary.

Merely years later, in 1592, the earliest modern Roman conduit, the Acqua Felice, was hooked up to the Medici’s villa, probably making the device outdated. Though it is more very likely that it was merely tossed when Ferdinando ceded his cardinalship and went back to Florence, protecting his position as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, just after the demise of his brother, Francesco di Medici, in 1588. Renaissance landscapes of the late 16th century were home to works such as melodious fountains, scenographic water presentations and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not outfitted with water in ways which violated gravity itself.

An Introduction to Self-Contained Garden Water Features

Since self-contained fountains are both affordable and easy to install, they are very popular. All of the pieces are provided with the fountain including the plumbing and pump. There is another use for the term “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water reservoir.

If you are looking for an easy-to-install water fountain for a patio or porch, a self-contained model is definitely recommended. Their versatility is also an advantage, as they are very simple to move around.

The spot you want to situate your fountain will need to be even, so your landscaper will need to first determine if this is the case. Lawns and gardens tend to be bumpy so your landscaper will have to even out the area where you want to put it. Your water feature is now prepared for placement and the addition of water. The final step is to plug it into an outlet, a solar panel, or batteries.

Anyone who does not have easy access to a wellspring 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. You will find them in myriad differing materials such as cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.


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