Water Features
Bunkerville Nevada

Creators of the First Fountains

Frequently serving as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars, all in one, fountain creators were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century. During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the creator as a creative master, creator and scientific virtuoso. He methodically annotated his findings in his now celebrated notebooks about his research into the forces of nature and the properties and motion of water. Transforming private villa configurations into innovative water displays full of symbolic significance and natural beauty, early Italian water fountain designers coupled imagination with hydraulic and gardening expertise. The brilliance in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was widely known for his skill in archeology, architecture and garden design. Masterminding the excellent water marbles, water features and water antics for the various properties in the vicinity of Florence, some other water fountain engineers were well versed in humanist themes and classical scientific texts.Positive Benefits Adding garden fountain Living Area 14774576666905.jpg

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

You can enhance your exterior area by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your property or gardening project. A myriad of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past. You can also strengthen the link to the past by incorporating one of these to your home's interior design. In addition to the positive attributes of garden fountains, they also produce water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, attracting birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. For example, birds attracted by a fountain or birdbath can be helpful because they fend off bothersome flying insects.

Putting in a wall water feature is your best solution for a little backyard because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. You can choose to install a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an connected basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and suspended from 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 equired if you wish to include a fountain. Since the plumbing and masonry work is substantial to complete this type of job, you should employ a specialist to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.

Setting up a Fountain In Smaller Yards

Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a smaller space appear larger than it is. In order to attain the maximum reflective properties of a water feature or fountain, it is best to use dark materials.Setting Fountain Smaller Yards 057862912369871468.jpg When the sun goes down, you can use underwater lights in a variety of colors and shapes to illuminate your new feature. Eco-lights powered by sunlight can be used during the day whereas you can use lights to jazz up your garden at night. The comforting effect created by these is oftentimes used in nature therapies to alleviate anxiety and stress.

The foliage in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, man-made waterway, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s attention. The versatility of water features is that they can be installed in large backyards as well as in small verandas. The atmosphere can be significantly changed by placing it in the best place and using the proper accessories.

The Countless Styles of Exterior Fountains

Is it possible for you to transform your garden into a haven of peace? The comforting feeling provided by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of installing a water feature in your garden.

Sending a stream of water shooting into the air, spouting fountains create a striking impression. It is doable to have one of these fitted into an existent, large pond. You may have seen one of these in a park or an old mansion.

Wall fountains are an perfect illustration of outdoor wall features. If you are keen on include a water feature, but are concerned because you have a small yard, do not hesitate to install one of these. While spouting fountains produce an impressive effect, wall fountains are rather understated water features.Countless Styles Exterior Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg In this straightforward process, water is ejected from a little spout, runs down a beautifully textured wall, before being recovered at the bottom and returned to the top once again.

Putting in a fountain with a motif depends completely on the style of your garden. If your cottage or garden is styled in a rustic manner, you should consider including a traditional type of statue, such as a seraph holding the spout, to your fountain. On the other hand, a more contemporary garden can include more of a bold design. Choosing what to do is entirely in your hands.

Water flows down multiple levels in a tiered fountain. Water streaming down multiple levels of this water feature is the chief characteristic of a cascading fountain.

The space needed for an outdoor fountain can be extensive, therefore, a better alternative is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. These types of fountains are suitable for an area with limited space because their reservoirs are buried underground.

Tranquility and well-being are some of the key sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is situated at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the cycle repeated over and over again.

Glass fountains make up an additional category of fountain. A more conventional look is provided by trellis-style fountains which feature shaped metalwork. However, this type of water feature is better suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as contemporary forms and design. The flowing water forms a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass sheets. Some fountains also include colorful LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water cascades downwards. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) shows off water softly flowing down its façade.

The characteristic which distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain is a large rock drilled with holes where pipes can be inserted into its middle. The bubbling and gurgling at the topmost part of this type of fountain are caused by the water being thrust upward at low pressure. Water then flows as a gentle trickle down the sides of the rock to its base. This sort of fountain is ideally suited for small gardens. To guarantee that water is not sprayed around if it starts to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best choice since it only uses low pressure to move water.

The trend of setting up solar powered fountains is becoming increasingly prevalent. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electricity bills, and the beneficial effects they have on our ecosystem. Outdoor solar-powered fountains are available in countless varying styles, therefore, you will not have to compromise on which one to buy.