If you would like to decorate your garden with features that reduce stress and add freshness to your life and surroundings, opt for a garden fountain. Garden fountains are an important embellishment of any big or small garden. The soothing sound of the fountains can reduce the harshness of unwanted noise and add to the peace and tranquillity of the landscape. Besides, a garden fountain will also enhance the beauty of your plants, flowers and the garden.
Garden fountains have a historical significance as well. The Romans used them in their temple gardens. They have also been seen in the Medieval period and under Islamic rulership. Garden fountains also form the central feature of Renaissance or baroque gardens.
If you would like to opt for a garden fountain, you have a variety of options in terms of size. The size of the fountain should be in sync with the size of your garden. If you have a relatively big garden, choose a large garden fountain that will add a dramatic effect to your existing garden. However, if you have a smaller garden then opt for a small outdoor fountain that would complement the look and feel of the garden.
If you own a pet (especially a dog) you may need to be aware of the garden fountain that you choose. If your fountain is at the ground level, then the pet may love to use it as his/her bathtub. In case you do not wish to encourage such behaviour, opt for a wall garden fountain. You also have the option of decorative fencing for the same. At times, birds use fountains as birdbaths. Hence, before installing a fountain in your garden, weigh the pros and cons and then decide upon the right fountain.
Garden fountains are available in different materials. You may choose to go environment-friendly with a solar garden fountain. These fountains use solar technology to enhance the beauty of your garden and are also easy on electricity expenses.
If you wish to opt for a natural yet dramatic look, opt for a waterfall garden fountain. These casual and lightweight fountains add the ambience of a mountain stream to your landscape. You may also choose Bamboo Water Spouts to provide that natural look to your garden. Simple and elegant, they add a distinct character to your garden.
Cast stone garden fountains are available in different styles. They may reflect the area of origin – European, Greco-Roman, Pacifica. They can even reflect a particular theme – animals, landscape and others. They are usually durable and may last for generations.
Granite garden fountains are also long lasting. You can opt for different designs at the centre of the fountain – be it in the shape of a lotus or a sculpture amidst the flowing water. Black granite is the ‘in’ thing today.
Garden fountains can also be made of copper or other materials. You can be as creative as you want with the fountains, and use them to accentuate the look and feel of your choice.
It is also very important to maintain the garden fountains that you have installed. A small water garden pump may come in handy to set-up a regular flow of water. Do remember to clear weeds and other unwanted plants that may sprout around the fountain. Also remember to occasionally clean the fountain for that enhanced beautiful look.
So, what’s stopping you? Select your garden fountains, install them and enjoy the tranquility of nature’s elements.