The Positive Benefits of Adding a Water Feature in Your Living Area

The area outside your home can be enhanced by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Many modern designers and artisans have been influenced by historical fountains and water features. Therefore, in order to link your home to previous times, include one these in your decor. The water and moisture garden fountains release into the atmosphere draws birds and other creatures, and also balances the ecosystem, all of which contribute to the benefits of having one of these beautiful water features. For example, pesky flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good choice if your yard is small because they do not need much space in comparison to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to install a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and suspended from a wall. Adding a fountain to an existent wall requires that you add a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to gather the water. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than try to do it alone.

Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was significantly changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. Engineering and horticulture were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. Still, home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the rest of the populace. Castles were more fundamental constructions and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, mostly located in the widest, most fertile hollows. The tranquil practice of gardening was impractical in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is represented in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched sample we have. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. A significant terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A scenic bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.