A Personal Pond Water Fountain for Your Backyard

When envisioning a fountain, most people first think of the artfully carved ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. However, they can really fit any environment, as they can be made in just about any shape, size, and design. s-497_sun__34672.jpg You might even find a place in your own garden area for a charming pond fountain.

Two key benefits can result from getting one of your own. One is the sensation of calm and loveliness that fountains contribute. What you want at the end of a rough day is the soothing sound of the water and a tranquil ambiance. Your spot will be even more classy as well. What’s more, your lovely fountain will fascinate your guests and you will find your parties more enjoyable.

Secondly, the fish in your pond will enjoy healthier water if you put in this kind of water feature. Fish are a lot better off if their water is moving around and getting oxygen, and a pond fountain will do both of those things. The better-oxygenated and constantly moving water will ensure your fish are with you for a long time. You will see an improvement in your plant life as well.

An Introduction to Garden Herbs

A lot of gardeners find that they are drawn to learning more about herbs as they are painless to cultivate and excellent to use in cooking. They are extremely simple to grow both indoors or outdoors, and offer up instant gratification as you can use them in a wide variety of recipes including soups, marinades and sauces. Maintaining your herb garden all year is straight forward to do as you can plant the herbal plants in pots and move them in when the weather conditions starts to turn cold. Since perennial natural herbs don't die easily or need replanting every end of the year, they are a practical (and fun) addition to your garden. Over and above this, you really should give consideration to your personal taste preferences when selecting herbs to flavor dishes. Basil, oregano, and thyme are great herbs to plant if you take pleasure in cooking and eating Italian food. If you prefer Latin themed food, you may choose to cultivate cilantro instead. You must determine where your herb garden will be planted in order to figure out which herbs will grow best. To make the job less difficult, plant directly in the ground if you live in a mild climate without extreme winters or summers This makes your yard look beautiful without the trouble of making or buying planters. There is practically nothing you can do to escape harsh weather conditions conditions that might hurt your plants. However, there is hope because planters can be transported indoors whenever there's bad weather outdoors so they are flexible and convenient for your herbs.

Tips for Your Ideal Retreat Inside or Out

The right feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you build a perfect tranquil spot. A garden or home waterfall is the ideal option. The ideal addition to your decor is this type of element. The best location for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from inside too.

Be sure to add plants and flowers, as they have an important effect on the charm of a water fountain. Look for plant types that thrive all year long. Your fountain can be made even more individualized by including items like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

How to Introduce the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Yard

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

As far as the size of your yard goes, it is not particularly important when incorporating feng shui design to it. If you have a lush, charming one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to incorporate feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to begin by knowing the bagua of the house.

Before getting underway, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be located in the northeast part of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. This could be the ideal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some beautiful stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Anyone thinking about adding a water feature into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).

Eco-Friendly Fountains: Good for the Planet

Are you looking for that perfect piece to complement your home? Well, think about adding elegance and value to your residence by installing a solar powered water feature. They are the same as electric fountains in that they help with one's overall health but they also offer monetary benefits. While your initial expenditures may be steeper, the long-term savings are great. Despite occasional power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity.

Constant running water fountains will probably lead to a higher electric bill at the end of the month. The short-term perks may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased worth of your home will be later on.

The increased prices resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also harms our eco-system. The only source of energy used by solar powered water features is the sun making them a “green” alternative. Using solar energy to power our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also protects our environment.

This kind of fountain demands less maintenance than others. Clogs don't occur because there is no motor - which leads to less cleaning. And because there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to play!


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