A Private Pond Fountain for Your Landscape

When someone mentions fountains, you typically think of the big sculptured ones found in parks, in front of hotels, etc. But they actually come in a range of styles and proportions that are suitable for smaller spaces. A pond fountain can be a fantastic accessory to your own yard.

Two major benefits can result from setting up one of your own. pd-161__12597.jpg To start off, everyone knows that fountains add elegance and contribute to a soothing ambiance. There is nothing more desirable at the end of an extremely tiring day than the relaxing nature of trickling water. You will notice your environment benefitting from its elegance, too. Also, having people over will be more fun, as your lovely fountain will encourage guests to interact and take photos.

The second reason for a water element is to provide a healthy environment for the fish in your pond. Fish need water that is flowing and aerated, and pond fountains provide both. Your fish will be around a longer time because of the continuously moving, aerated water. Your plant life will be thank you as well.

Improve Your Garden with the Help of Feng Shui

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

Size is not the primary consideration when adding feng shui design to your garden. Of course, a large area is great if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well.

Whether you are introducing feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an extension of your house's bagua, so it is important to determine your home’s first.

Before getting underway, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can optimize their energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is important to integrate it. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

A water feature is a suitable addition to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was considerably changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The skill of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire populace. Monasteries and castles served different functions, so while monasteries were large stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on understanding offensive and defensive strategies. The barren fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of gardening. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is portrayed in Berkeley Castle, which is most likely the most unscathed sample we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to attackers intending to dig under the castle walls. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and enclosed by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

Agrippa’s Marvelous Water-lifting Gadget

The compliments Agrippa’s water-lifting creation earned from Andrea Bacci in 1588 was temporary. It may possibly be that the Acqua Felice, the second of Rome’s earliest modern channels made the device useless when it was connected to the Villa Medici in 1592. Though its success was temporary, Camillo Agrippa’s layout for raising water was the wonder of its day, exceeding anything created in Italy since the days of ancient Rome. Even though there were other important water-driven creations either planned or built during the late sixteenth century, like scenographic water presentations, giochi d’acqua or water caprices, and melodious water fountains, not one were nourished by water like Agrippa’s system.

The Various Styles in Garden Fountains

Gardens allow you to escape 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 correctly. Investing in a beautiful garden is good, as it will increase the “curb appeal” and value of your home. A water feature is not the only way to improve your landscape; consider adding trees and bushes, paving your driveway, or even putting in some special statues.

A water fountain can make a significant difference to the elegance and tranquility of your garden. It will turn a plain area into a gorgeous place of peaceful tranquility. The sounds of a water fountain make for a calming environment, not just for people but for the birds and other local wildlife that it will attract. Before you know it, the entire garden or yard will have a new center of attention.


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