Contemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Roots

Contemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their RootsContemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains Roots 792078967.jpg A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from the power of gravity. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and honor the designer responsible for creating it. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

Caring For Garden Water fountains

Caring Garden Water fountains 740502943.jpg Caring For Garden Water fountains A very important first step is to consider the proportions of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the area you have available for it. It is essential that the wall where you are going to place it is strong enough to support its weight. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a light fountain is going to be more suitable. You will need to have an electrical socket in the vicinity of the fountain so it can be powered. Since there are many types of outdoor wall fountains, installation procedures vary, but the majority include user-friendly instructions.

The typical outdoor wall fountain is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. In the kit you are going to find all the needed essentials: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can typically be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only require some light maintenance and regular cleaning.

Replace the water regularly so it is always clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of rubbish which should be cleared away quickly. Excessively cold temperatures can affect your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during the winter months. If kept outdoors, your pump could crack as a result of freezing water, so bring it inside during the winter. To sum up, your outdoor wall fountain will continue to be an amazing addition to your garden if you keep it well cared for and well maintained.

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