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Your Garden: An Ideal Place for a Garden Fountain

The area outside your residence can be enhanced by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Any number of current designers and fountain craftsmen have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past. You can also strengthen the connection to the past by adding one of these to your home's interior design.Garden: Ideal Place Garden Fountain 207025070414862650.jpg Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden fountains 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. For example, irritating flying insects are usually deterred by the birds attracted to the fountain or birdbath.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. 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 suspended from a wall. Adding a fountain to an existing wall requires that you include a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. Since the plumbing and masonry work is substantial to complete this type of job, you should hire a specialist to do it rather than try to do it alone.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Begin?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.Garden Water Fountains Begin? 057862912369871468.jpg

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Serving as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. Fountains enjoyed a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

The end of the 19th century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational gatherings.

Find Serenity with Garden Fountains

Your mood is positively influenced by having water in your yard. The trickling sounds emerging from your fountain will be helpful in masking any bothersome sounds in your neighborhood. Consider this the spot where can you go to have fun and become one with nature. Considered a great rehabilitation element, many water therapies use big bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers in their treatments.Find Serenity Garden Fountains 076390034910305.jpg Create the perfect sanctuary for your body and mind and get yourself a fountain or pond today!