Pets and Fountains

Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings

Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains  Beginnings 037920992081448.jpg

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and honor the designer responsible for creating it. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create smaller depictions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains built to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for open spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational activities.

A Smaller Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Feature

A Smaller Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Feature Since water makes a reflection, smaller spaces will appear larger. Augmenting the reflective aspects of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. Night time is a great occasion to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Sunlight is indispensable to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Often utilized in natural therapies, they help to lessen anxiety and tension with their calming sounds.

The foliage in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. People will be focused on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your garden. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or little patios. The best way to perfect the ambience, position it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

The Many Styles of Exterior Fountains Make your dream a reality by creating an oasis of tranquility in your garden.You can benefit from a water feature by integrating an outdoor fountain to your backyard and creating a place of tranquility.... read more


How Your Home or Workplace Benefit from an Indoor Wall Water Feature One way to embellish your home with a modern twist is by putting in an indoor wall fountain to your living area.These kinds of fountains decrease noise pollution in your home or workplace, thereby allowing your family and customers to have a stress-fee and tranquil environment.... read more


Outdoor Fountains And Their Use In Crete & Minoa A variety of kinds of conduits have been uncovered through archaeological digs on the island of Crete, the cradle of Minoan society.These supplied water and removed it, including water from waste and storms.... read more


Garden Fountains for Tight Spots The reflective properties of water means it can make smaller areas appear larger than they are.Augmenting the reflective attributes of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials.... read more