A Solar Landscape Fountain

Do you want to make your home just a little more beautiful? Well, think about adding elegance and value to your residence by installing a solar water feature. They offer all the great benefits of electric fountains, such as improving health and general well-being but they also provide tremendous monetary perks. y96591_close__53985.jpg Even though there may be a greater cost at the beginning, the long-term investment will make it worthwhile. Despite periodic power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity.

Your monthly electric bill will most probably go up with running water fountains. Although short-term costs might be more substantial than you had anticipated, don't forget that your home is increasing in value.

Higher costs is not the only issue with using more electricity, the environment takes a big hit as well. Becoming “green” is just one of the pros of setting up a solar water fountain running only on the energy of the sun. The eco-system can only benefit from the use of solar powered houses and water fountains.

This type of fountain needs less maintenance than others. Clogs are avoided since there is no motor - which means less cleaning. And because there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to play!

Use a Outdoor Wall Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality

You can liven up your surroundings by setting up an indoor wall fountain. Putting in this sort of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health. The science behind this theory endorses the fact that water fountains can positively impact your health. Modern-day machines create positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions released by water features.

When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in greater mental and physical wellness. You can become more alert, calm and lively due to an increase in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. The negative ions emitted by indoor wall fountains promote a better mood as well as get rid of air impurities from your home. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other types of irritants. Lastly, the dust particles and micro-organisms present in the air inside your house are absorbed by water fountains leading to better overall wellness.

The Main Characteristics of Ancient Greek Statuary

The primitive Greeks manufactured the 1st freestanding statuary, an amazing achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of young and nice-looking male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi, considered by the Greeks to exemplify beauty, had one foot extended out of a strict forward-facing pose and the male statues were regularly unclothed, with a powerful, strong build. The kouroi grew to be life-sized starting in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic time, a great time of change, the Greeks were developing new forms of government, expressions of art, and a deeper awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. Still, these conflicts did little to hamper the progress of the Greek civilization.

Incorporate the Energy of Feng Shui into Your Yard

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not particularly important when adding feng shui design to it. If you have a lavish, beautiful one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

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

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might consider putting some into a tranquil Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Consider integrating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Putting up a Wall Fountain in Your Home

Wall elements can complement any area. The benefits of the water sounds include bringing serenity and calm to the room. Entryways are common places for wall fountains, but they can also be installed in any common space. Although each model might have slight differences on how to hang it, the basic guidelines are the same for all. Bear in mind that different pieces will need to be put together during assembly. First you should attach the foundation to the upper portion, then connect the pump and the tubing. It is advisable to carefully check out the directions before you begin the assembly process. You should find the process relatively straightforward. Keep in mind, though, that each style might require a slight adjustment.

Have a friend hold the wall fountain in the desired spot, then mark the wall as necessary. To facilitate a proper line, use a level. Both the very top and the lower part should be marked. Your wall fountain can be hung using one of two methods. The first is to utilize screws which you glide directly into the holes on the back. The other method is to hang it on brackets you have secured to the wall. The second option is best, particularly for bigger wall fountains. Determine where the brackets need to be positioned and mark the wall accordingly. To place the drywall anchors, first put pilot holes into the wall. Affix the anchors by carefully hammering them into the wall. Hold the brackets in position on the wall and use a wireless drill or screwdriver to mount them. Hang your wall fountain by securing it onto the brackets. Check to see that it is in the ideal position and secure on the brackets. If the positioning is acceptable, it’s time to put in water. There will need to be adequate water to cover the water pump.

It is now time to plug it in and see the water circulate. The water should fill the basin to within an inch of the upper end. Be aware that it will overflow when not pumping if you fill it to the top. Anytime the water is not being pumped, it all settles at the bottom part which causes the water level to rise. Harm can be be the result if the water is overly full and spills down your wall.


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