The Different Types of Garden Water Features

A garden can be a small oasis, providing you a tranquil place to stop and enjoy some outdoor time. Even though there is a lot of work involved in getting a new one designed and constructed, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. 94-902-13901__79711.jpg Investing in a beautiful garden is good, as it will boost 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 building a water feature.

A water fountain can make a considerable difference to the beauty and tranquility of your garden. A place of harmony and serenity will appear from what was at first just a plain spot. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming oasis, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local creatures. Your fountain will quickly turn into the centerpiece of your garden or yard.

What You Will Need to Have for an Outdoor Water Element

Two things many people forget about when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a suitable water source and an electrical outlet in close proximity. Sometimes new owners get so caught up in the thrill of their new purchase that they forget vital details. Do not forget that an extension cord can be handy if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the standard length of power cords. You will need to replenish your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water nearby. Water is difficult to move by hand from place to place. A nearby hose is useful when time comes to fill the fountain. If you have an expert on hand, you may want to consider getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much less difficult in the long run.

A Few Simple Ways to Install a Wall Water Fountain

Wall features can complement any area. The calming sound of the waterfall will relax and sooth. Entryways are common places for wall fountains, but they can also be displayed in any common area. Although the instructions for hanging one are fairly straightforward there will be minor modifications depending on the model. There are typically several pieces that need to be put together. Once you attach the foundation and the top you will then need to connect the pump and the tubing. Remember to review the instructions before getting started in order to avert errors. Generally, it is simple and easy. Be aware, though, that the style you have might call for a somewhat different process. The easiest way to ensure it is positioned correctly is to get someone to hold it where you want it while you mark the wall. The simplest way to ensure it is installed correctly is to use a level. It is recommended to mark both the bottom and the top positions.

Your wall fountain can be mounted using one of two methods. The first is to use screws which you glide right into the holes on the back. Alternatively, you can install brackets to the wall and use those. This option tends to be recommended for large wall fountains. Put a mark on the wall where the brackets will best fit on your wall fountain. Drill pilot holes in the wall wherever you need to place the drywall anchors. Put the anchors in the wall with a hammer. Use a cordless drill or a screwdriver to mount the brackets, making sure they are straight. It is then time to put your wall fountain onto the mounting brackets. Be certain that it is properly straight and not loose. If the positioning is correct, it’s time to add water. Make sure there is sufficient water to cover the pump. The water will begin to circulate as soon as you plug in your fountain. The water basin should be filled to about an inch below the top end. The basin will overflow when the pump is switched off if it’s too full, so be sure not to fill it completely. When the water is not being pumped, it all settles at the bottom part which causes the water level to rise. When the fountain is too full, water can spill out and cause damage to the immediate area.

Why Your Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors Enjoy Water Fountains

Wildlife and pets are by nature drawn to bird feeders and water fountains. All birds need somewhere to drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are usually attracted to the active water of fountains. Many flying creatures enjoy running water rather than of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs are drawn to fountains mainly because they provide another source of water. Dogs and cats will be outside looking out for clean water during hot weather. Because water in fountains is always moving, they do not need much cleaning, whereas the still water of birdbaths collect debris and require more attention.

Can Large Outdoor Fountains Help Detoxify The Air?

You can animate your living space by installing an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your wellness can benefit from the putting in of one of these indoor features. The science behind the idea that water fountains can be beneficial for you is irrefutable. The negative ions produced by water features are countered by the positive ions emitted by today’s conveniences. The negative ions generated by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones resulting in positive changes to both your mental and physical health. A rise in serotonin levels is felt by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, peaceful and lively. Due to the negative ions it releases, an indoor wall fountain can improve your spirits and also eliminate impurities in the air. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other sorts of irritants. Lastly, the dust particles and micro-organisms floating in the air inside your house are absorbed by water fountains leading to better overall health.


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