Pets and Fountains

The Genesis Of Outdoor Fountains

The Genesis Of Outdoor Fountains A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking 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 take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the designer.Genesis  Outdoor Fountains 699240976.jpg Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the nineteenth century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Modern fountains are used to embellish public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

Pick from Many Exterior Wall Fountain Styles

Pick   Many  Exterior Wall Fountain Styles 171551845387593.jpg Pick from Many Exterior Wall Fountain Styles If you want to create a place to relax and add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not take up much space. Traditional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just some of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. If you are looking for a distinctive design, a customized one can be specially made to meet your specifications.

Mounted and free-standing fountains are readily available on the market. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained variations which can be placed on a wall. Fountains of this kind need to be light, therefore, they are typically made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass. Free-standing fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are of considerable size, have a basin situated on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. Generally made of cast stone, this kind of water feature is not limited in weight.

Landscape professionals often recommend a customized fountain for a brand new or existing wall. The basin and all the necessary plumbing are best installed by a trained mason. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. If you want a cohesive look for your garden, buy a customized wall fountain because it becomes part of the panorama rather than an afterthought.

Your Outdoor Living Area: An Ideal Place for a Fountain You can improve your exterior area by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your property or gardening project.A myriad of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past.... read more


A Short History of the Early Garden Fountains The water from springs and other sources was originally delivered to the occupants of nearby communities and municipalities via water fountains, whose purpose was largely practical, not artistic.... read more


The Countless Possibilities in Garden Wall Fountains Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is perfect when you want to relax.You can also make the most of a small area by having one customized.Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will require a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump.... read more


Keeping Your Water Wall Fountain Tidy Appropriate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains.Leaves, twigs, and insects very often find their way into fountains, so it is important to keep yours free from such debris.... read more


A Small Garden Area? You Can Have a Water Fountain too! Since water makes a reflection, smaller spaces will appear larger.Dark materials alter the refractive properties of a fountain or water feature.Night time is a great time to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature.... read more


Use a Large Outdoor Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise boring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the answer.Your senses and your health can benefit from the installation of one of these indoor features.... read more


Indoor Wall Water Features Can Benefit You Indoor fountains have been used for many years as helpful elements to create calming, worry-free environments for patients in clinics and wellness programs.... read more