Backyard Water Fountains: The Myriad Styles From Which to Pick

Gardens allow you to escape into nature and be outside anytime you want. There is nothing as wonderful as one to chill out in, something you can keep in mind when you are working to get it set up. The value of your home will appreciate with a lovely garden area, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” of the property. pd-215__36753.jpg A water feature is not the only way to improve your landscape; give some thought to adding trees and bushes, paving your driveway, or even putting in some eye-catching statues.

The visual appeal of any garden can be tremendously improved by simply adding a water fountain. Where you once had a basic area, you will now enjoy an outdoor wonderland. You are not the only one who will appreciate the serenity the sounds of the water create; you might also notice an increase in the number of birds and other friendly animals visiting. Your fountain will immediately turn into the focal point of your garden or yard.

Fountains: An Invitation for Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water features bring in wildlife. The truth is that birds need water to: drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are normally enticed to the moving water of fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more inviting because of the moving water they produce. Birds are greatly attracted to the trickling and splashing music produced.

Dogs are attracted to fountains because they provide refreshing water to drink. During the sweltering summer months, dogs and cats will be outside searching for fresh water. Fountains generally need little cleaning due to their constantly flowing water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly serviced because they easily collect debris.

A Genuine Roman Marvel: The Santa Maria Water Fountain in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian relics in Rome have come across a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The nearby basilica is largely for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. 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 uninhabited, visitors were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI mandated the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The job of laying down the church’s first stones began on August 17, 1717. After blessing of the first stone, medallions with the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were tossed into the foundation.

Your Kitty Cat and Water Fountains They Can Appreciate

Does your cat like to hop onto the countertop when he hears the tap? Do you find him gulping toilet water or hesitating before drinking water from his own bowl?

Cats do not like to have water that is not moving, and this act demonstrates this. As a matter of fact, they do not posses a strong natural instinct to hydrate.

Out in nature, cats ingest meat full of moisture which keeps them sufficiently hydrated. Therefore, felines never developed the instinct to drink water. Nevertheless, cats which do not hunt in the wild need proper hydration, so you need to be sure they have an adequate supply. Make water easily attainable to your cat by putting in a cat fountain.

If you install one, you can rest easy knowing your cat has convenient access to water. You can pick one you know your cat will enjoy since they come in so many different versions. There are fountains that always have continual flowing fresh water while others have a bowl which refills as your cat drinks from it.

Enrich Your Daily Life with a Water Element

Having a fountain around can improve your daily life as the soothing sound of the water provides a sense of tranquility, and the movement of the water serves to clean and moisten the air.

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will reward you in ways you might not even grasp. Water makes up a large proportion of our body composition, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. While you could invest in an extravagant beach house or plunge into the ocean every day to enjoy the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and more affordable!

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be improved by setting up an outdoor garden fountain.

However lovely it already is, your space will be even more beautiful if you add an outdoor water element from the wide variety available. If you have a screened porch, give some thought to installing one there, or if not, then on the external wall above your patio. Add beauty and the lovely music of flowing water to your flower bed with a tiered model. Birds love birdbath fountains because the flowing of the water ensures that it stays clean and does not accumulate bacteria and algae. The hypnotic sound of trickling water is the secret touch your garden area needs to become an oasis of peace.


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