Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population.Anglo-Saxon Landscapes Time Norman Conquest 95308884149912058.jpg Castles were more standard designs and often built on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, commonly located in the widest, most fruitful hollows. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was impracticable in these unproductive fortifications. The purest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A significant terrace serves as a deterrent to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A picturesque bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.

The Many Styles of Exterior Fountains

Make your dream a reality by creating an oasis of tranquility in your yard. Add a sense of peace to your garden with an exterior fountain and profit from all the positive benefits of a water feature.

A striking impact is produced when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water up into the air. If your pond is sufficiently big, it can be incorporated without hassle. Esplanades and traditional stately homes often have one these water features.

Outdoor water features come in a variety of forms, one of which is a fancy wall fountain. If you are keen on include a water feature, but are doubtful because you have a small yard, do not hesitate to incorporate one of these. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of an understated type of water feature. In this simple process. the water which is pushed out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the base before being pumped back to the top.

Your garden’s style dictates whether a themed fountain is best for you. Consider a classic type of statue, such as a cherub supporting a spout, for the fountain if your home or garden is rustic in style.Many Styles Exterior Fountains 6847714029146967.jpg Consider installing something bolder and unique for a modern-day garden. Feel free to let your hair down and choose something interesting and intrepid.

Water flows down multiple levels in a tiered fountain. Due to the water streaming down its various levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

Since external fountains require a great deal of space, consider putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. Fit in one of these fountains if your space is limited since their reservoirs are concealed from sight below ground.

Japanese fountains are thought to lend a feeling of tranquility and well-being. The water moves through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. Water then streams into a container or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

An additional type of fountain is made of glass. Trellis-style fountains of this kind, highlight molded metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Gardens with a lot of sharp edges as well as modern shapes and designs are better for these types of water features. A wondrous effect is produced when water runs down the sheets of glass. Colorful LED lights are also included in some fountains to illuminate the water as it down down the sheet of glass. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain makes for an interesting façade as the water softly flows downwards.

The characteristic which distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain is a large rock drilled with holes where pipes can be inserted into its middle. In this kind of fountain, water is forced upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. Downward flowing water appears as gentle dribble as it moves down the sides of the rock to return to its base. This sort of fountain is ideally suitable for little gardens. To ensure that water is not sprayed around if it begins to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best choice since it only uses low pressure to move water.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are growing to be increasingly trendy. The lack of cables, the decreased difficulty in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. The numerous designs in outdoor solar-run fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.

Installation and Maintenance of Large Outdoor Fountains

A very important first step is to think about 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 put it is sturdy enough to support its load. Areas or walls which are small will require a lightweight fountain. In order for the fountain to have electrical power, a nearby electrical outlet is needed. Most outdoor wall fountains come with simple, step-by-step instructions with respect to the type of fountain.

Most outside wall fountains come in easy-to-use kits that will provide you everything you need to properly install it. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can typically be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once your wall fountain is installed, all that is required is consistent cleaning and some light maintenance.Installation Maintenance Large Outdoor Fountains 592170594005162.jpg

Replenishing and cleaning the water on a regular basis is very important. Remember to remove debris like leaves, twigs or dirt as swiftly as possible. Make sure that your outdoor wall fountain is protected from freezing winter temperatures. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to eliminate any possible harm, such as cracking. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper maintenance and care.

The Benefits of Having an Indoor Wall Water Element in your Home or Work Place

One way to enhance your home with a modern style is by putting in an indoor wall fountain to your living area. Installing this sort of fountain in your residence or office enables you to create a place for your loved ones and clientele where there is little noise as well as minimal stress and maximum relaxation. Putting in one of these interior wall water features will also draw the attention and appreciation your staff and clients alike. In order to get a positive response from your loudest critic and impress all those around, install an interior water feature to get the job done.

While sitting underneath your wall fountain you can delight in the peace it provides after a long day's work and enjoy watching your favorite sporting event. All those close to an indoor fountain will benefit from it because its sounds emit negative ions, eliminate dust and pollen from the air, and also lend to a soothing environment.Many Good Reasons Add Wall Fountain 2441107124.jpg

The Many Good Reasons to Add a Wall Fountain

The inclusion of a wall fountain or an outdoor garden fountain is a great way to adorn your yard or garden design. Modern-day designers and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations. As such, the effect of integrating one of these to your interior decor bridges it to past times. In addition to the positive attributes of garden fountains, they also generate water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, attracting birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. For example, birds attracted by a fountain or birdbath can be helpful because they fend off irritating flying insects.

The area required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. Either a freestanding fountain with an even back and an attached basin set against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted style which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the options from which you can choose. A fountain can be added to an existing wall if you include some sort of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water at the bottom. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are best suited to do this kind of work.