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Your Outdoor Living Area: An Ideal Spot for a Garden Fountain

Your Outdoor Living Area: An Ideal Spot for a Garden Fountain The area outside your residence can be enhanced by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. A myriad of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past. As such, integrating one of these to your interior is a great way to connect it to the past. The water and moisture garden fountains release into the environment draws birds and other creatures, and also balances the ecosystem, all of which contribute to the benefits of including one of these beautiful water features. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best option for a small backyard since they need a great deal of 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 variety which is suspended directly on a wall. Adding a fountain to an existent wall requires that you include a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. Be sure to employ a professional for this type of job since it is better not to do it yourself due to the intricate plumbing and masonry work required.

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the arrival 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.Anglo Saxon Gardens  Time Norman Conquest 37426269868441167.jpg But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to contemplate domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were fundamental constructs that permitted their inhabitants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally installed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The purest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. A monumental terrace serves as a hindrance to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Green Water Wall Fountains

Green Water Wall Fountains Are you looking for that perfect piece to enhance your home? Well, think about adding beauty and value to your residence by installing a solar powered water fountain.Green  Water Wall Fountains 54022870676711775.jpg They are the same as electric fountains in that they help with one's overall well-being but they also offer financial benefits. Despite the high initial price, costs associated with these water features are worthwhile. Despite occasional power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity.

Constant running water fountains will most probably lead to a higher electric bill at the end of the month. Even though you might not instantly see the short-term benefits, remember that your home will undoubtedly gain in value in the long-run.

The increased prices resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also damages our eco-system. Solar powered water fountains are fueled directly from the sun thus making them the perfect “green” fountain. Using solar energy to power our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also safeguards our environment.

This kind of water fountain doesn't need as much upkeep as others.

These water features require less cleaning than other kinds. Since solar fountains don't have motors, they don't get clogged which leads to less cleaning. And less cleaning equals more time to enjoy yourself!

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Gardens The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century considerably altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living.Engineering and gardening were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.... read more


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The Wide Array of Outdoor Water Features Turn your garden into what you have always wished for – an oasis of peace.You can benefit from a water feature by adding an outdoor fountain to your backyard and creating a place of serenity.... read more


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