The Source of Modern Outdoor Water Fountains

Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to embellish the beauty of the city. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Discover Tranquility with Garden Water Features

Water gives peace to your garden environment. The loud noises in your community can be masked by the soft sounds of a fountain. This is a place where you can entertain yourself and enjoy nature. Bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers are commonly used in water therapies, as they are considered therapeutic. If you want a heavenly spot to go to relax your body and mind, get yourself a pond or water fountain.

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

The reflective properties of water means it can make small spaces appear larger than they are. Water features such as fountains profit from the reflective characteristics stemming from dark materials. Night time is a great time to draw attention to the lighted, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lighting fixtures during the night. Relieving stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The vegetation in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature.Small Garden Space? Don't Feel Left Out! Can Still Water Fountain 4569450905.jpg People will be centered on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your garden. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or little patios. The right accessories and the best location for it are important if you want to enhance the atmosphere.