Consider Buying a Contained Water Element for Your Garden

be-121__99875.jpg Stand-alone fountains are great for anyone looking for affordability and flexibility. All of the components are included with the fountain including the plumbing and pump. One name for a fountain having its own water source is known as “self-contained”.

Self-contained fountains are quick to install making them ideal for anyone looking for a patio fountain. They are easily transportable too in case you later decide to move it somewhere else.

The spot you want to put your fountain will need to be level, so your landscaper will need to first decide if this is the case. Do not worry if the land is not even, your landscaper can usually even it out. The next step is to put your water feature in place and add water. The last thing still to do is to connect it to a power source such as batteries, a wall socket, or a solar panel, and it will be functional.

Since it is free-standing and does not need an alternative water source or plumbing, a self-contained fountain is optimal for anyone looking for ease and convenience. Though a fountain can be a focal point anywhere in a garden, many people put them in the middle. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just some of the materials used to build them.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Fountain Worth Seeing

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian artifacts in Rome have come across an abundance of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The famed marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is located in the portico of the basilica nearby. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was built in 1719, it was off the beaten track and generally unknown as a result. Since the nearby area was depressing and mostly abandoned, people were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was commissioned by Pope Clement XI to build a fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an effort to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the work to put down the foundation of the church. The consecration of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

A Short History of Outdoor Garden Fountains

Villages and communities depended on functional water fountains to funnel water for preparing food, bathing, and cleaning from local sources like lakes, streams, or springs. In the days before electric power, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity exclusively, often using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the nearby mountains.

Inspiring and impressive, prominent water fountains have been crafted as monuments in many societies. Crude in design, the 1st water fountains did not appear much like contemporary fountains. The first recognized water fountain was a rock basin created that served as a container for drinking water and ceremonial purposes. Rock basins as fountains have been uncovered from 2000 B.C.. The first civilizations that used fountains depended on gravity to push water through spigots. Located near reservoirs or springs, the practical public water fountains supplied the local population with fresh drinking water. Fountains with flowery decoration started to appear in Rome in approx. 6 B.C., usually gods and creatures, made with stone or bronze. A well-designed system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public water fountains supplied with fresh water.

Use a Outdoor Wall Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can liven up your environment by setting up an indoor wall fountain. Your eyes, your ears and your health can be favorably impacted by including this type of indoor feature in your home. The science behind this theory endorses the idea that water fountains can positively affect your health. The negative ions emitted by water features are offset by the positive ions released by contemporary conveniences. Positive changes to both your mental and physical well-being take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions. They also raise serotonin levels, so you begin to feel more alert, relaxed and revitalized. The negative ions generated by indoor wall fountains promote a better mood as well as get rid of air impurities from your home. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other sorts of irritants. And lastly, dust contaminants and microbes in the air are eliminated and lead to improved health.

The Plusses of Pondless Fountains in your Garden

Disappearing fountains also go by the name “pondless” fountains. You are not able to see where the water comes from, since it is below ground. An appropriate place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets steady foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the environment. It is easy to find the style that is right for you, as there are so many to pick from such as millstones, ceramic urns, waterfalls, and also those with granite columns.

There are many reasons to consider getting a disappearing fountain. There is no large pool of water that could pose a danger to anyone since the water comes from beneath the ground. Consequently, it poses no risk to children. Moreover, you will not need to stress about losing water to evaporation since it is kept below ground. This type of fountain, therefore, is a good option for areas where there is a need to conserve water. It is very low-maintenance since it is underground and not exposed to debris or algae. Lastly, it is easier to find a place for it because of its small proportions.


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