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Contemporary Garden Decor: Outdoor Fountains and their Beginnings

Contemporary Garden Decor: Outdoor Fountains and their Beginnings The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Pure practicality was the original role 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 to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move downwards or jet high into the air. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and celebrate the designer. The main materials used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Urban fountains created at the end of the nineteenth served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.Contemporary Garden Decor: Outdoor Fountains  Beginnings 78710781628451739957.jpg

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Landscape Fountain

The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Landscape Fountain Nowadays you can just place your garden water fountain close to a wall since they no longer need to be connected to a pond.Attraction Simple Garden Decor: Landscape Fountain 32410022233707035389.jpg Due to the various options available, it no longer necessary to contend with excavations, difficult installations or cleaning the pond. Plumbing work is no longer necessary since this feature in now self-sufficient. However, water needs to be added regularly. Your pond should always contain clean water, so be sure to empty the bowl whenever it gets grimy.

Garden wall features come in many different materials, but they are normally made of stone and metal. Identifying the style you wish for indicates the right material to use. Outdoor wall fountains come in many shapes and sizes, therefore ensure that the design you decide to purchase is hand-crafted, easy to hang and lightweight. The fountain you purchase must be simple to maintain as well. The re-circulating pump and hanging hardware are usually the only parts which need additional care in most installations, although there may be some cases in which the setup is a bit more complicated. Little effort is needed to enliven your garden with these types of water features.

The Benefits of Photovoltaic Garden Fountains There are many different power options you can use for your garden wall fountain.Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in newer models.... read more


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The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Fountains It is essential to carefully maintain water fountains for them to function optimally.It is essential to clean it out and get rid of any debris or foreign elements that might have dropped into or onto it.... read more


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A Short History of the Early Public Fountains Towns and villages depended on functional water fountains to conduct water for preparing food, washing, and cleaning up from local sources like lakes, streams, or creeks.... read more


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The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Gardens The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century.The expertise of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest.... read more