The Different Types of Backyard Water Features

Gardens are great places to take a breath from the day-to-day routine and get some fresh air and appreciate nature. If you are going to spend a lot of time in yours, it is worth the effort it takes to do it properly. 94-902-13901__79711.jpg The value of your home will appreciate with a lovely garden area, as it will boost the “curb appeal” of the property. Many people decide to add to their landscaping by putting in statues or other art, re-doing the pavement of their driveway, planting trees, or adding a water feature.

The visual appeal of any garden can be greatly improved by simply adding a water fountain. It will change a plain area into a beautiful place of peaceful tranquility. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming retreat, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local critters. Your fountain will quickly turn into the main feature of your garden or yard.

Enrich Your Garden with the Aid of Feng Shui

Introducing feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

When introducing feng shui design into your yard, even a very small area works. If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your living space can be used in the garden. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your home's bagua, you will need to start off by knowing the bagua of the house.

It is also important to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to maximize its energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast section of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a peaceful Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Give some thought to incorporating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Early Water Delivery Techniques in Rome

Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, started delivering the many people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had relied on natural springs up till then. During this period, there were only 2 other techniques capable of providing water to higher areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which accumulated rainwater. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill via the underground channel of Acqua Vergine. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. During the roughly 9 years he owned the residential property, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi used these manholes to take water from the channel in containers, though they were actually built for the function of cleaning and maintenance the aqueduct. The cistern he had made to gather rainwater wasn’t adequate to meet his water demands. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat below his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him access.

The Advantages of Solar Energy Powered Wall fountains

There are many different power options you can use for your garden wall fountain. Eco-friendly solar powered fountains, which are now easily available, have substituted older fountains which run on electricity. Although solar run water fountains may be the most economical long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are the most common materials chosen to build solar powered water fountains.

If you are looking for one which compliments your home furnishings, the range available on the market makes this possible. These kinds of fountains can be easily serviced, and you can feel good about making a real contribution to the eco-system while also creating a peaceful garden haven.

Indoor wall fountains are a superb option to cool your home as well as to provide an enticing addition to your surroundings. Employing the same methods used in air conditioners and swamp coolers, they are a great alternative to cool off your home. You can lower your power bill since they use less energy.

One way to generate a cooling effect is to fan fresh, dry air across them. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your living space or turn on your ceiling fan to better the circulation in the room The most important consideration is to ensure that the air is continuously flowing over the surface of the water. It is the nature of fountains and waterfalls to produce cool, fresh air. The sudden chill we feel is normal when we approach a big municipal fountain or a waterfall. Situating your fountain cooling system in a place that is very hot decreases its effectiveness. Your cooling system will be less reliable if it is positioned in direct sunlight.

Eye-Catching Garden Multi-Level Water Features

Fountains with more than one tier are very easy to find, and typical especially in gardens. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain typically have many tiered fountains. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just two the places you might see one. Beautiful carvings can be found on some of the most lavish tiered fountains, while others have much simpler designs.

Any area can be embellished with one, although a more traditional setting is sometimes more appropriate. The fountain should look as old as the rest of the space and fit in accordingly.


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