The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Wall Fountain

Since garden water fountains are no longer dependent on a nearby pond, it is possible to install them close to a wall. Digging, installing and cleaning a nearby pond are no longer a necessity. 115440_11204__49951.jpg Due to its self-contained quality, this fountain no longer needs plumbing work. Frequently adding water is the only necessity. Your pond and the proximate area are sure to get dirty at some point so be sure to empty the water from the basin and fill it with fresh water.

Any number of materials can be utilized to build garden wall features, but stone and metal are the most frequently used. The most appropriate material for your fountain depends entirely on the design you choose. Outdoor wall fountains come in many shapes and sizes, therefore ensure that the design you choose to purchase is hand-crafted, easy to hang and lightweight. Ensure that your fountain is manageable as far as upkeep is concerned. Even though installing certain fountains can be challenging, the majority require little work because the only parts which demand special care are the re-circulating pump and the hardware to hang them. Little exertion is needed to enliven your garden with these types of water features.

Water-lifting Tool by Camillo Agrippa

In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting invention attracted the interest and admiration of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the last mentions of the device. Merely years later, in 1592, the early contemporary Roman conduit, the Acqua Felice, was attached to the Medici’s villa, probably making the technology outmoded. In reality it was probably simply forgotten when Ferdinando went to Florence in 1588 after the demise of his brother, Francesco di Medici, leading Ferdinando to give up his position as a cardinal to safeguard his position as the next Grand Duke of Tuscany. It might defy the force of gravity to lift water to Renaissance gardens, providing them in a way other late 16th century concepts like scenographic water presentations, melodious fountains and giochi d’acqua or water caprices, were not.

Use a Wall Water Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can liven up your surroundings by adding an indoor wall fountain. Installing this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health. The research behind this theory supports the idea that water fountains can favorably affect your health. Modern-day machines create positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions discharged by water features. The negative ions produced by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones ending in positive shifts to both your psychological and physical health. The increased serotonin levels arising from these types of features make people more attentive, serene and energized. An improved state of mind as well as a removal of air impurities comes from the negative ions released by indoor wall fountains Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other types of irritants. Finally, these fountains absorb dust particles and micro-organisms in the air thereby affecting your general well-being for the better.

The Varied Types of Outdoor Water Fountains

Gardens allow you to retreat into nature and be outside anytime you want. If you are going to spend a lot of time in yours, it is worth the work it takes to do it properly. Investing in a breathtaking garden is good, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” and value of your home. 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 getting a water feature.

A water fountain can drastically alter the aesthetics of a garden. A true fantasyland can be created from what used to be a very ordinary spot. The ambiance of your garden will be very different once you install a water fountain, as the calming sounds of the water will create an oasis for you as well as for the friendly birds and animals it will lure. Your fountain will promptly turn into the centerpiece of your garden or yard.

From Where Did Fountains Begin?

The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complete your home.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Residents of urban areas, townships and small towns utilized them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains needed to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or shoot high into the air. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the artist. The main components used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by replacing the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern fountains are used to embellish community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.


A Concise History of Public Water Features
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