Stone Garden Fountains This article is about garden fountains and how they can help transform your outdoors into a stylish and magical paradise. Fountains are perfect ornaments to have positioned around the garden or yard, acting as focal points, separating areas and offering variation to the others soft and hard landscaping. Throughout this website we have a number of other articles on gardens and patios which may be of interest. In addition to ideas and tips on how to grow plants, flowers and your own vegetables, there's information on furniture, accessories, different types of design and lots of pictures which you may be able to use for inspiration! We also have links to, and details on, patio garden chairs, tables, seats, benches, covers, umbrellas, lighting, water features and much, much more!
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What are Garden Fountains? Garden Fountains are systems which pour or spout water into basins or pools, for the water in the basin to be circulated back to the top by a pump, producing a continual flowing stream. Historically, fountains may have been used for supplying drinking water or for washing but the ones in our gardens are purely there for decoration and perhaps to allow the birds to cool off on a hot summers day! Fountains date back centuries, however prior to the 19th Century most fountains were natural. Garden Fountains come in all different shapes and sizes these days and you can buy fountains for both indoor and outdoor use. With fountains being used in interior design commercially and on grand scales externally by landscape architects, we are constantly exposed to stylish and grand designs.
Outdoor Garden Fountains Garden fountains on the whole are a lot smaller and make perfect accessories to compliment other water features such as waterfalls, pools, garden ponds and water gardens. You will find fountains made from a range of materials and in a hundreds of different styles, so prices will therefore range from cheap through to very expensive. Standard fountains sold at garden centres and online may be kept at competitive rates due to the amount of companies now selling them - but a good way of getting a bargain is to wait for end of season sales and promotions. Otherwise a quick look on auction sites may also be of use. Our short video below offers examples of some stylish garden fountains!
Water Garden Fountains Garden fountains provide a tranquil and relaxing sound of trickling water, perfect for creating a calm atmosphere in small gardens, patios and in apartment gardens. The ambience provided by fountains is both stress-relieving and calming - a feature you will find in many Japanese gardens. They also have great reflective qualities which will provide reflective light and mirror backdrops if of a reasonable size. On a summers day they can help provide rainbows and a range of additional natural colours. Garden fountains used with built in lights or separate lighting, mirrors and glass can also provide focal points and illuminations at night time making them useful 24 hours a day. With such a huge range of different shapes, tiers, sizes and designs - they are also perfect as garden art and you are guaranteed to find something that suits you.
Solar Garden Fountains Garden fountains can be operated with a supply of electricity otherwise you can buy those which are solar powered. The solar powered options are often less powerful, but do have their benefits. You do not have to worry about pipes and wires, so no plumbing or the need of an electrician - plus they can be positioned anywhere, near or far! The downside is they will not work very well if you live somewhere with little or no sunÖ If you are looking to achieve a strong powerful surge, you may be better off with an electrical fountain. Garden fountains often come with pumps and filters too which may require upkeep, cleaning and maintenance. Itís worth reading the product information before buying anything simply on looks, otherwise you may find your garden fountain left to gather mouldy water - not what they are designed for! A good tip is to always buy your garden fountain from a reliable and trusted source, and with a guarantee.
Fountains for Gardens Thousands of people search to find out about tips and ideas for potential garden fountains. Build your own piece of paradise a few steps from your back door! We hope that you have found this website a useful guide to the features and benefits of garden fountains. Other accessories and designs, that will compliment backyard fountains, can be found via our Index so please take a look. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to design, build or plant a garden - or simply purchase some products. Both men and women, young and old, love to create their own patios and gardens, grow their own plants and have a place to enjoy, relax and entertain friends. We hope you succeed in creating your own personalised paradise!
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