Garden Water Fountains: Setup Guidelines

ft_268__85570.jpg A lot of people forget the need for an electrical socket or water source close by when thinking about where to put their garden fountain. The practical side of setting one up is often neglected because people get so focused on the excitement of it. If you need an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as standard power cords are only 12 feet long. You will also need to have a water source close by so that you can effortlessly fill your water fountain. Water is difficult to move by hand from place to place. If you have given thought to it before installation, having a hose close by will make the job of filling the fountain much simpler. The ideal setup is with a water fountain autofill, but this has to be hooked up to an external water line and needs a skilled person to install it.

Install and Enjoy Your Very Own Pond Water Feature

Most people think of the spectacular masterpieces that decorate the front of public buildings when they think of fountains. But they actually come in a range of styles and sizes that are suitable for smaller spaces. This type of element could even fit into the layout of your garden, yard, or exterior decor.

Two key benefits can result from getting one of your own. One is the sense of calm and loveliness that fountains contribute. There is nothing more desirable at the end of an extremely stressful day than the relaxing nature of trickling water. The environment will end up being a bit more elegant, too. Moreover, your beautiful fountain will motivate your guests to gather around and take photos, making your get-togethers even more lively.

The other reason to add this type of water element is to keep the water in your pond cleaner for your fish.

A pond fountain will aerate the water by keeping it circulating, which is ideal for fish. Your fish will enjoy longer, healthier lives because of the flow of the water and the improved oxygen level. Your plant life will also thrive.

The Favorable Effects of Fountains on Your Four-Legged Friends and Flying Visitors

Wildlife and pets are naturally attracted to bird feeders and water fountains. All birds need somewhere to drink, bathe and preen. Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are instead drawn to the motion of water created by fountains. Many flying creatures appreciate running water rather than of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Trickling fountains that splash around are audible from far away, attracting even more birds.

Dogs are attracted to fountains mainly because they provide another source of water. During the hot summer months, dogs and cats will be outside searching for fresh water. Constantly flowing water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

The Early, Unappreciated Water-Moving Solution

Sadly, Agrippa’s amazing design for raising water was not cited a great deal following 1588, when Andrea Bacci applauded it in public. It may possibly be that the Acqua Felice, the second of Rome’s initial modern conduits made the device useless when it was hooked up to the Villa Medici in 1592. Although it is more very likely that it was essentially tossed when Ferdinando renounced his cardinalship and moved back to Florence, ensuring his place as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, just after the loss of his brother, Francesco di Medici, in 1588. Renaissance gardens of the later part of the sixteenth century happened to be home to works such as melodious water features, scenographic water demonstrations and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these weren’t outfitted with water in ways that defied gravity itself.

The Positives of Fountains to Your Happiness

Any space can be enhanced by the sights, sounds and improved air quality produced by outdoor fountains. Not only do they add elegance to your decor, they also create a great place to gather with family and friends, and offer a range of health benefits. In the end though, you will probably discover certain benefits your fountain will provide only to you.

You might be reminded of a fun vacation or trip you took. You might think back to someone special when you look at it. It could also be made into a memorial to pay your respects to someone already gone. Regardless, it will be yours and yours alone and also bring so much to your everyday life.


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