Outdoor Garden Fountains Near Me
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Back Story of Outdoor Garden Fountains

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient texts from their original Greek into Latin. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to embellish the beauty of the city. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient 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 location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Your Garden: The Perfect Spot for a Wall Fountain

Garden: Perfect Spot Wall Fountain 14774576666905.jpg The area outside your home can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Modern-day artists and fountain builders alike use historic fountains and water features to shape their creations. You can also reinforce the connection to the past by including one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they discharge into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Birds enticed by a fountain or bird bath often scare away irksome flying pests, for instance.

The space necessary for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Two options 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. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you want to add a fountain to your living area. Be sure to work with a specialist for this type of job since it is better not to do it yourself due to the intricate plumbing and masonry work involved.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Outdoor Fountains

It is important to carefully maintain water fountains for them to function optimally. It is easy for foreign objects to find their way into open-air fountains, so keeping it clean is important. Additionally, anywhere light from the sun comes in contact with still water, algae can appear. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be mixed into the water to eliminate this issue. Bleach can also be dissolved into the water, however this is not an ideal option as it can hurt birds or other animals.

Every three-four months, garden fountains should go through a serious cleaning.One Cleaning Solution NEVER Use Outdoor Fountains 14774576666905.jpg Before you can start cleaning it you need to empty out all of the water. Then use a soft rag and gentle cleanser to scrub the inside. If there are any little grooves, grab a toothbrush to reach each and every spot. Do not leave any soap deposit inside or on the fountain.

Some organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is recommended to take it apart and clean it completely. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to wash. If you want to minimize build-up in your fountain, use rain water or mineral water versus tap water, as these don’t contain any elements that might stick to the inside of the pump.

One final tip for keeping your fountain in top working order is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level slides below the pump’s intake level, it can hurt the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!