Water Features
Camp Hill Pennsylvania

Keep Your Outdoor Wall Fountain Tidy

Appropriate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains.Keep Outdoor Wall Fountain Tidy 2479072229404673.jpg It is easy for foreign objects to find their way into open-air fountains, so keeping it clean is important. Also, algae is likely to build up wherever natural light meets water. Stir hydrogen peroxide, sea salt, or vinegar into the water to avoid this particular dilemma. Another option is to mix bleach into the water, but this action can hurt wild animals and so should really be avoided.

No more than 3-4 months should go by without an extensive maintaining of a fountain. Before you start cleaning, all the water must be taken out. When it is empty, wash inside the reservoir with a mild cleanser. A good tip is to use a toothbrush if there are small hard-to-reach spots. Do not leave any soap residue inside or on the fountain.

Calcium and fresh water organisms could get inside the pump, so you should really disassemble it to get it truly clean. Letting it soak in vinegar for several hours first will make it much easier to clean. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to avoid any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by checking on it every day - this will keep it in tip-top shape. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can damage the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!

Anglo Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The skill of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Castles were more standard designs and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, commonly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The barren fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of horticulture. Berkeley Castle, maybe the most unspoiled style of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists today. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. As a strategy of deterring attackers from tunneling under the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. On 1 of these terraces sits a stylish bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.