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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Garden Fountains / Water fountains Reply with quote

Garden Fountains / Water Fountains
By Marcus Peterson

Gardens, by themselves are places of relaxation. The colorful flowers in bloom and the green foliage inspire meditation and calmness for the mind. But no garden is complete without a fountain. Water, as the source of life of the garden is presented in full glory and beauty by fountains.

The sound of water not only brings tranquility by drowning out the other ambient noises like the sound of traffic, but also adds character to the garden. Every garden, big or small, has to have just the right kind of fountain.

Garden fountains can come in many sizes, kinds, and designs. Examples of garden fountains are the wall fountains and the pond fountains. The wall fountains are basin-like fountains that have low sprays and are so named because they are attached to walls. Small gardens often use wall fountains because they don't take a lot of space. Bigger gardens, like those found within public parks have pond fountains. Some are literally as large as a pond. These are usually wired and mechanically programmed to exhibit different patterns of water sprays and are lighted to add more attraction and enhance the drama of their display.

But no matter the size of your garden, installing a fountain will always have its rewards. Not only will they add to the tranquility and beauty of the garden, they will also attract small birds to come bathe in your garden.


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Garden fountains can be made from different materials but the best are ceramic and concrete. To enhance their looks, they may be carved with sculptures and given a sandstone finish. When installing one, make sure your contractor knows everything about the fountain, from wiring to drainage, and that he uses only materials that can withstand wear and tear for the longest time. Consider also the amount of effort required to maintain the structure.

Fountains are enchanting, and they add life and vibrancy to any location—gardens, lobbies of hotels, restaurants and offices, and driveway loops. The flow or spray of water adds a sense of tranquility and decadence to the place. Some establishments consider their fountains their main attraction. Special occasions often call for impressive fountain displays that play of music and display lights to compliment the fantastic patterns of water shoots and sprays.

Water fountains come in different sizes, kinds, shapes, and makes. There are those specifically made for either outdoor or indoor spaces and for large or small locations. Water fountains can come as wall, pond, or waterfall types. They are made from fiberglass, wood, copper, concrete, and/or porcelain. The intricacy of the designs on the water fountain will depend on your specifications. You can have one custom made for you, especially when your fountain will serve as your building's or garden's main attraction.

Choosing the right kind of water fountain requires a lot of research and careful thought. You have to decide on how mechanized the water fountain will have to be. You will also have to be meticulous about ensuring that only the right kind of wirings and tubes are used. The best way to go about it is to seek the help of a professional landscape artist. The artist can help you decide how your fountain should look to best compliment your place. Be sure to recommend a clear layout of the location for the contractor so he or she will know where you want the fountain placed. This is important so that the contractor can plan ahead for the technical requirements of the water fountain.

If you choose to work alone, the Internet is the best way to browse different suppliers and fountain designs. You will also get free advice from architectural and landscaping digests and magazines.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This video clip of musical fountains gets better and better as it goes along.

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