The Positive Benefits of Adding a garden fountain in Your Living Space

The area outside your residence can be enhanced by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Contemporary designers and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations.Positive Benefits Adding garden fountain Living Space 057862912369871468.jpg As such, the impact of adding one of these to your interior decor connects it to past times. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. For example, irritating flying insects are usually deterred by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best option for a small garden since they need a great deal of space. Two possibilities to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your garden, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which is suspended on a wall. Both a fountain mask placed on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to include a fountain. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of job requires know-how, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than go at it yourself.

The History of Outdoor Fountains

The translation of hundreds of classical Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 till 1455. He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the worthy capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain.History Outdoor Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg Modifications and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

Characteristics of Garden Statues in Archaic Greece

Archaic Greeks were known for providing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs.Characteristics Garden Statues Archaic Greece 2479072229404673.jpg Most of the freestanding statues were of youthful, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are called kouros figures. Representing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were made to look stiff and always had foot in front; the males were healthy, robust, and naked. Around 650 BC, life-size variations of the kouroi began to be observed. The Archaic period was an awesome point of transformation for the Greeks as they grew into new modes of government, produced novel expressions of art, and achieved information of the men and women and cultures outside of Greece. Throughout this time and other times of historical tumultuousness, encounters often occurred, most notably wars fought amongst city-states such as the Arcadian wars and the Spartan infiltration of Samos.

Taking Care Of Fountains

A very important first step is to think about the size of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the space you have available for it. It will require a solid wall to support its total weight.Taking Care Fountains 75800617194.jpg So areas or walls which are smaller in size will most likely require something lightweight. You will need to have an electrical socket in the vicinity of the fountain so it can be powered. There are many different styles of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the information needed to install it correctly. The kit will contain a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). The basin can usually be hidden away among your garden plants if it is not too large. Once your wall fountain is installed, all that is required is consistent cleaning and some light maintenance.

Replace and clean the water on a regular schedule. It is important to promptly get rid of debris such as leaves, twigs or other dreck. Protecting your outdoor wall fountain from the freezing winter temperatures is vital. If left outdoors, your pump could break as a result of icy water, so bring it inside during the winter. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be around for many years to come with the correct care and maintenance.