Set up and Enjoy Your Own Pond Water Feature

Most people think of the stunning masterpieces that decorate the front of public buildings when they think of fountains. But they actually come in a variety of styles and proportions that are suitable for smaller spaces. You might even find a spot in your own garden area for a lovely pond fountain. or-162__54357.jpg

Two major benefits can result from setting up one of your own. To begin, everyone knows that fountains add beauty and contribute to a calming ambiance. The sound of the water moving combined with the lovely appearance is perfect to finish off a tough day. A bit of luxury and charm will also be added to the ambiance. Also, hosting a party will be more fun, as your lovely fountain will encourage guests to socialize and take photos.

Another benefit is that such a water element will provide the fish in your pond with fresher, healthier water. Fish are far better off if their water is flowing around and getting oxygen, and a pond fountain will do both of those things. The better-oxygenated and constantly circulating water will ensure your fish are with you for a long time. Your plants will be thank you as well.

Commonplace Fountains Found in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is complete without a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered symbolic of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is customarily placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. Since water is supposed to be the focal point of a fountain, you will notice that the designs are kept very straightforward.

Moreover, water fountains that have bamboo spouts are very prevalent. The basin, which tends to be built of stones, collects the water as it trickles down from the bamboo spout. People generally make them appear weathered and worn, even when they are new. So that the fountain seems at one with nature, people customarily decorate it with natural stones, pretty flowers, and plants. Needless to say, this fountain is something more than just a regular decoration.

For something a bit more distinctive, start with a bed of gravel, add a stone fountain, and then embellish it artistically with live bamboo and other natural elements. The idea is that over time it will start to look more and more like a natural part of the area, as moss slowly grows over the stones.

Larger water features can be developed if there is enough open land. Charming add-ons include a babbling creek or tiny pool with koi in it.

Japanese fountains, however, do not necessarily need to have water in them. It is okay to use representations of water in lieu of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. Natural rocks that are smooth and laid out tightly together can be used to create the illusion of flowing water.

California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Analysis and Results

In February 2014, a taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages was approved in Berkley, CA, making it the first city in the United States to introduce such a regulation. The tax is intended to decrease sugary drink consumption and improve the consumption of healthier drinks, including water from fountains. Attempts were made to find out the status of neighborhood drinking water fountains in both high- and low-income neighborhoods. By creating a mobile GPS application, specialists were able to get data on Berkley’s drinking water fountains.

The US Census Community Study database was chosen to amass information pertaining to race and economic status in these segments. Evaluations were made between the location and demographic data, showing whether class differences affected access to clean, working water fountains. The testing was able to determine the demographics of areas with water fountains, also observing whether the condition of the fountains was greater or worse in lower class neighborhoods. Many of the water fountains were filthy or slow or stopped up, despite the fact that most fountains worked.

Outdoor Water Elements: Installment Guidelines

When thinking about where to install your garden fountain, do not forget that you will need somewhere to plug it in and a convenient source of water. Sometimes new owners get so caught up in the romanticism of their new purchase that they forget important details. The majority of power cords are 12 feet long and call for a 120v outdoor electrical outlet, though an extension cord can always be added. You will need to refill your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water in the area. Carrying large quantities of water requires strength so you do not want to have to lug it a long distance. If you have thought about it before installation, having a hose nearby will make the task of filling the fountain much easier.

A water fountain autofill will make your life easier in the long run, but this requires a specialist to install since it must be attached to an external water line.

The Newest Addition to the Chatsworth Gardens: Revelation Fountain

Angela Conner, the widely known British sculptor, designed “Revelation,” the newest acquisition to the ornamental outdoor fountains of Chatsworth. The late 11th Duke of Devonshire mandated her, due to her work in brass and steel, to design a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth in celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday bash. In 1999 Revelation was placed in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s oldest ponds. It takes the configuration of four large flower petals made from metal which open and close with the water circulation, alternately concealing and revealing a gold colored globe at the sculpture’s heart. A metal globe finished with gold dust was included in the sculpture, which stands five meters in height and five meters in width. This newest water feature is an interesting and unique improvement to the Gardens of Chatsworth, because the movement of flower petals is totally powered by water.


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