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The Myriad Reasons to Add a Fountain

You can enhance your exterior space by including a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your property or gardening project. Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. You can also reinforce the link to the past by adding one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.Myriad Reasons Add Fountain 07977030331967537816.jpg

Putting in a wall water feature is your best option for a little backyard because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version 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 hung directly on a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some kind of fountain mask as well as a basin to gather the water at the bottom. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as skilled plumbers and masons are best suited to do this type of work.

Your Large Garden Fountains: Upkeep & Routine Service

A very important first step is to consider the proportions of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the space you have available for it. It will need a strong wall to support its overall weight. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a light feature is going to be more appropriate. In order for the fountain to have power, a nearby electrical socket is needed.Large Garden Fountains: Upkeep & Routine Service 2855257016171.jpg Whatever the style of outdoor wall fountain you select, they typically come with simple to follow, step-by-step instructions.

The general outdoor wall fountain is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is average, the basin can be hidden away among your garden plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

It is vital to replenish the water consistently so that it remains clean. Debris such as branches, leaves or dirt should be cleaned up quickly. Additonally, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures in wintertime. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to eliminate any possible harm, such as cracking. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with the right maintenance and cleaning.