Modern Garden Decoration: Fountains and their Beginnings

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.Modern Garden Decoration: Fountains Beginnings 14774576666905.jpg

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to beautify their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.

The Advantages of Solar Energy Powered Outdoor Fountains

There are various power sources which can be employed to power your garden wall fountain. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to an increased interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in newer models.Advantages Solar Energy Powered Outdoor Fountains 75800617194.jpg Even though starting costs may be higher, solar powered water fountains are the most affordable going forward. Many different materials such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are typically used in manufacturing solar powered water features. This wide array of choices makes it easier to purchase one which matches your interior design. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a substantial contribution to the eco-system, they are wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

If you are searching for something visually pleasing as well as a way to maintain your house cool, indoor wall fountains are an ideal addition. Yet another option to air conditioners and swamp coolers, they employ the identical principles to cool your living area You can lower your power bill since they use less energy.

A fan can be used to blow fresh, dry air across them in order to produce a cooling effect. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your home or turn on your ceiling fan to improve the circulation in the room It is essential that the top of the water have air continually blowing across it. It is natural for fountains and waterfalls to generate cool, fresh air. The sudden chill we feel is typical when we approach a large municipal fountain or a waterfall. Placing your fountain cooling system in a spot where it will be exposed to additional heat is not practical. Direct sunlight, for example, reduces the efficiency of your fountain to produce cold air.

What Are Fountains Crafted From?

Fountains Crafted From? 207025070414862650.jpg Most modern-day garden fountains come in metal, although various other types exist. Those made from metals have clean lines and unique sculptural elements, and are versatile enough to fit any budget and decor. The interior design of your house should set the look and feel of your yard and garden as well.

Presently, copper is extremely prevalent for sculptural garden fountains. Copper is popular for both inside and outside use and is commonly found in tabletop and cascade fountains, among others. Copper is also flexible enough that you can pick a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.

If you are drawn to more traditional -looking water fountains, brass is probably the best option for you. You will see a lot of brass fountains, as their intriguing artwork makes them popular even if they are on the more traditional side.

The most stylish metal right now is definitely stainless steel. For an immediate increase in the value and serenity of your garden, get one of the contemporary steel designs. As with all fountains, you can get any size you choose.

Fiberglass fountains are popular because they look similar to metal but are more affordable and much less cumbersome to move around. It is simple to clean and maintain a fiberglass water fountain, yet another reason they are popular.Installation Maintenance Garden Fountains 076390034910305.jpg

Installation and Maintenance of Garden Fountains

A vital first step before installing any outdoor wall feature is to think about the space you have available. It is essential that the wall where you are going to hang it is strong enough to support its load. Areas or walls that are small will require a lightweight fountain. You will need to have an electrical plug in proximity to the fountain so it can be powered. There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

The general outdoor wall feature is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is appropriate, the basin can be concealed among your garden plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only require some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

It is necessary to replenish the water routinely so that it remains clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of rubbish which should be cleared away quickly. Additonally, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures in winter. Your pump may break when subjected to freezing water during the cold weather, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be around for many years to come with the correct care and maintenance.