Why Your Pets and Visiting Birds Relish Water Fountains

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water fountains bring in wildlife. Birds must have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. p-066__92010.jpg Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are alternatively drawn to the movement of water created by fountains. Many flying creatures appreciate running water rather than of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds can hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

As dog owners will concur these outdoor fountains are a great water resource for the four-legged creatures. Dogs and cats will be outside looking out for refreshing water during hot temperatures. Fountains generally need little cleaning due to their constantly flowing water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly maintained because they easily collect debris.

Fountains Where Your Kitty Can Play Around

Does your cat like to jump onto the counter when he hears the tap? Does he put his paws into the toilet or check the water in his bowl before putting his face in it? Odd as these behaviors appear, they actually show a cat’s natural instinct to avoid still standing water. Normally, they do not consume standing water.

Undomesticated cats get sufficient moisture from the meat they consume. This tendency removed any instinct felines had to find additional water to drink. Pet cats, though, depend on you for their water, as they do not get the adequate hydration from their meals.

Cat fountains are an easy way to supply a water supply for your pet.

Having one will ensure your pet has plenty of water at hand anytime it wants to drink. The plethora of different models will let you to select a fountain best suited to your cat. There are fountains that always have constant flowing fresh water while others have a bowl which refills as your pet cat drinks from it.

How to Pick the Ideal Spot for Your Water Feature

It is vital to think about how a water fountain will fit into your garden before buying one. Any high-traffic spots such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

There are models such as wall fountains made specifically to be positioned against a flat surface. To secure one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made exactly for this purpose. Such fountains are not stable on their own, therefore, be sure to affix it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences.

In public places like parks where folks tend to sit and take it easy for a few minutes, you will notice one other option – the garden sculpture style.

Agrippa’s Magnificent Water-lifting Machine

In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting discovery lured the attention and approval of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the final references of the gadget. Only years afterward, in 1592, the early modern Roman aqueduct, the Acqua Felice, was linked to the Medici’s villa, perhaps making the unit obsolete. The more plausible conclusion is that the unit was forgotten when Franceso di Medici, Ferdinando’s siblingdied in 1588, leading him to give up his position as cardinal and return to Florence where he took the throne as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. There may have been some other spectacular water-related works in Renaissance gardens in the later part of the sixteenth century, just like fountains that played music, water caprices (or giochi d’acqua) and even scenographic water presentations, but nothing was powered by water that defied the force of gravity.

Your Wall fountain: Upkeep & Routine Service

An important facet to consider is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in relation to the space in which you are going to mount it.

It is essential that the wall where you are going to hang it is strong enough to support its weight. Areas or walls which are small will call for a lightweight fountain. In order to run the fountain, an electric powered plug will need to be close by. Since there are many kinds of outdoor wall fountains, installation techniques vary, but the majority include user-friendly instructions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the information needed to install it properly. The kit will include a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). If the size is appropriate, the basin can be hidden away among your garden plants. Since outdoor wall fountains need little care, the only thing left to do is clean it regularly.

Replenishing and cleaning the water on a regular basis is very important. Rubbish such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. In addition, your outdoor wall fountain should not be exposed to freezing winter weather. Your pump may crack when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to prevent any damage. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be around for many years with the correct care and maintenance.


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