Water Features
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The Positive Benefits of installing a wall fountain in Your Living Area

The area outside your residence can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the notice of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. In addition to the positive characteristics 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. Flying, irritating insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best alternative for a small yard since they occupy a great deal of space. You can choose to set up 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 hung from a wall. Adding a fountain to an existent wall requires that you include a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of job requires training, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than go at it yourself.

The Countless Options in Wall Fountains

You can find peace and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. You can also make use of a small area by having one custom-built. Both the stand alone and fitted types need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, contemporary, antique, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can choose.

Usually quite big, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be incorporated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. A unified look can be realized with this style of water feature because it seems to become part of the scenery rather than an added element.

The Effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Anglo-Saxons encountered great modifications to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were often important stone buildings set in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their inhabitants devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. The bare fortresses did not provide for the calm avocation of gardening.Effect Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 076390034910305.jpg The best specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A big terrace meant for walking and as a way to stop enemies from mining under the walls runs about the building. On 1 of these terraces lies a stylish bowling green: it is coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.