Water Features
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The Original Outdoor Garden Fountains of History

As originally conceived, water fountains were designed to be functional, directing water from streams or reservoirs to the inhabitants of cities and settlements, where the water could be utilized for cooking, washing, and drinking. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity only, often using an aqueduct or water resource located far away in the nearby hills. Inspiring and spectacular, prominent water fountains have been built as monuments in many cultures. Rough in style, the very first water fountains did not look much like contemporary fountains. Crafted for drinking water and ceremonial purposes, the very first fountains were very simple carved stone basins.Original Outdoor Garden Fountains History 057862912369871468.jpg The oldest stone basins are believed to be from around 2000 BC. The spraying of water appearing from small spouts was pushed by gravity, the sole power source creators had in those days. The location of the fountains was determined by the water source, which is why you’ll normally find them along reservoirs, canals, or rivers. Fountains with ornamental Gods, mythological monsters, and animals began to show up in Rome in about 6 BC, crafted from stone and bronze. The extraordinary aqueducts of Rome furnished water to the incredible public fountains, most of which you can visit today.

The Myriad Designs of Wall Fountains

You can create a place to relax as well as add a touch of style to your porch or yard with a wall fountain since they are great adornments to fit into small area. Traditional, antique, modern, or Asian are just some of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are pleasing to you.

The two types of water features available to you are mounted and stand-alone models. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained versions which can be displayed on a wall.Myriad Designs Wall Fountains 75800617194.jpg Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually light so they can be easily hung. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a flat side leaning on a wall. Normally made of cast stone, these water features have no weight limitations.

Customized fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. A professional mason is necessary to install the water basin against the wall and correctly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. Customized wall fountains contribute to a unified appearance because they become part of the scenery rather than look like a later addition.Multiple Kinds Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg

The Multiple Kinds of Wall Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is fantastic when you seek to relax. Additionally, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not occupy much room. Both the stand alone and fitted versions must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can choose.

With its basin situated on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are typically quite big in size.

You can decide to put your wall-mounted feature on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.