The Varied Styles in Garden Water Features

win582__36218.jpg If you want to chill out for a bit 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 built, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. Both the “curb appeal” and the value of your real estate will be driven up when you set up an eye-catching garden. Experts recommend adding flowers or trees, a pavement, a charming water feature, or unique statues to enhance the overall look of your property.

A water fountain can dramatically alter the aesthetics of a garden. A true fantasyland can be developed from what used to be a very simple spot. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming oasis, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local creatures. Before you know it, the whole entire garden or yard will have a new centerpiece.

The Advantages of a Fountain to Your Way of Life

The movement and sound of water emitted from a fountain have two benefits: cleaning the air and proving a place of relaxation and peace, both of which will better your quality of life.

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

Enhance any outdoor area by adding a beautiful outdoor garden fountain. Even if you are already content with your outdoor area, the addition of one of the many outdoor fountains available will make you love it even more. A terrific idea is to put one on the wall of your screened porch, or perhaps outside as part of your outdoor decor. Turn your flower garden into an oasis of serenity by adding a pretty tiered model. Due to the constant flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not build up, and birds come flocking to the fresh water. Add the final touch with the tranquil sound of moving water in your garden.

How Fountains can be Good for the Environment

Are you looking for the perfect piece to enhance your home?

Stop looking! Solar water fountains are the perfect solution - they bring beauty to any home and at the same time add financial value to the property. You get all the advantages of an electric fountain, as well as other monetary benefits and an overall betterment to your health. While your initial expenditures may be steeper, the long-term savings are beneficial. Because your fountain will not be fueled by electrical energy, there will be no need to fret about any power shortages.

Running water fountains means that your use of electricity will go up and thus your monthly bill. Even though short-term costs might be higher than you had predicted, don't forget that your home is increasing in value.

The increased costs resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also damages our eco-system. The only source of energy used by solar powered water features is the sun making them a “green” alternative. Using solar power to run a water feature is not only favorable to our environment but it also heats and cools our homes.

This kind of fountain needs less upkeep than others.

As there is no electrical motor that can get clogged, little cleaning is required. And less cleaning means more time to play!

The Purpose of Water Elements in Japanese Landscapes

A water feature is an essential part of any Japanese garden. You will often find Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are considered symbolic of physical and spiritual purification. It is unusual to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the emphasis is supposed to be on the water itself.

Moreover, water fountains with bamboo spouts are very popular. The bamboo spout is placed over the basin, typically constructed of natural stones, and water trickles out. It ought to have a worn-down, weathered appearance as well. People want their fountain to look as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. As you can likely surmise, this fountain is symbolic rather than purely decorative.

An alternate possibility is to find a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. After some years it begins to really blend into the surrounding nature as moss covers the stone.

More substantial water features can be developed if there is enough open land. Popular water feature additions are a koi pond or any sort of small pool, or even a meandering brook.

Japanese fountains, however, do not really need to have water in them. Attractive rocks, sand, or gravel are good alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to symbolize the water.

The illusion of a creek with running water can also be achieved by putting flat stones very closely together.

The Myriad Ways You Can Profit from Fountains

Not only do outdoor fountains add beauty to any environment, they also provide pleasing sounds and cleaner air. Along with the many health benefits they provide, they also produce a setting which your friends and family will appreciate. That said, once you set up your fountain you will likely discover the many benefits it provides to only you. It may take you back to a special time or place you fondly remember. It might remind you of that special person. You could also turn into a memorial to a special someone. In any case, it is something you will look fondly on for many years.

Determing the Perfect Place for Your Fountain

It is important to think about how a water fountain will fit into your garden prior to buying one.

Any high-traffic areas such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are perfect spots to install one.

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

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


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