Your Patio: The Perfect Spot for a Fountain

You can perfect your exterior space by including a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your yard or gardening project. Many modern designers and craftsmen have been inspired by historical fountains and water features.Patio: Perfect Spot Fountain 65227364.jpg As such, introducing one of these to your interior is a great way to connect it to the past. In addition to the positive attributes of garden fountains, they also generate water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, drawing in birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Putting in a wall water feature is your best option for a little backyard because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is suspended directly on a wall. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you want to put in a fountain to your living area. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of work requires expertise, so it is best to employ a skilled person rather than do it yourself.

A Small Garden Space? Don't Feel Left Out! You Can Still Have a Water Feature

Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a small spot appear larger than it is. Increasing the reflective aspects of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. Use underwater lights, which come in many different designs and colors, to flaunt your new feature at night. Sunshine is indispensable to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the uses in nature medicine.

The vegetation in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. Ponds, artificial rivers, or fountains are just some of the ways you can you can make it become the focal feature on your property.Small Garden Space? Don't Feel Left Out! Can Still Water Feature 33542681025.jpg Examples of places where you can install a water element include large lawns or small patios. The atmosphere can be significantly altered by placing it in the best place and using the proper accessories.

The Root of Modern Wall Fountains

Hundreds of ancient Greek documents were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to embellish the beauty of the city. Reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a desolate Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the behest of the Pope. Building a mostra, a grandiose commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.