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Contemporary Garden Decoration: Outdoor Fountains and their Roots

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the designer.Contemporary Garden Decoration: Outdoor Fountains Roots 207025070414862650.jpg Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Urban fountains built at the end of the nineteenth served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational gatherings.Patio: Ideal Place Wall Fountain 2479072229404673.jpg

Your Patio: An Ideal Place for a Wall Fountain

The inclusion of a wall fountain or an outdoor garden fountain is a great way to embellish your yard or garden design. A myriad of current designers and fountain artisans have found inspiration in the fountains and water features of the past. Therefore, in order to connect your home to previous times, include one these in your decor. In addition to the positive attributes of garden fountains, they also generate water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, drawing in birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Putting in a wall water feature is your best option for a little backyard because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained variety which is suspended directly on a wall. Both a fountain mask located on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to include a fountain. Be sure to hire a professional for this type of job since it is better not to do it yourself due to the intricate plumbing and masonry work needed.

Caring For Garden Water fountains

Caring Garden Water fountains 076390034910305.jpg Setting up an outdoor wall fountain demands that you bear in mind the dimensions of the space where you are going to install it. It will require a strong wall to support its total weight. Remember that smaller areas or walls will need to have a lightweight fountain. In order to run the fountain, an electrical socket will need to be nearby. Whatever the style of outdoor wall fountain you choose, they typically come with simple to understand, step-by-step instructions.

The typical outdoor wall feature is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. The kit includes a submersible pump, hoses as well as the basin, or reservoir. The basin can normally be hidden away among your garden plants if it is not too large. Once installed, wall fountains typically only need to have some light maintenance and regular cleaning.

It is necessary to replenish the water consistently so that it stays clean. Remember to get rid of debris like leaves, twigs or dirt as swiftly as possible. Extremely cold temperatures can affect your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during winer. Your pump may crack when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper upkeep and care.