Garden Fountains And Planters
Wall Mounted

The Many Reasons to Include a Fountain

Many Reasons Include Fountain 25936249195.jpg A great way to enhance the look of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design. Contemporary artists and fountain builders alike use historic fountains and water features to shape their creations. You can also strengthen the link to the past by incorporating one of these to your home's interior design. The water and moisture garden fountains release into the environment draws birds and other creatures, and also balances the ecosystem, all of which add to the benefits of having one of these beautiful water features. Birds drawn to a fountain or bird bath often scare away irksome flying pests, for instance.

The area required for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Either a freestanding fountain with an even back and an attached basin set against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted style which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the possibilities from which you can choose. Both a fountain mask located on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are equired if you wish to include a fountain. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this type of job requires know-how, so it is best to employ a skilled person rather than do it yourself.

Exterior Wall Fountains: The Many Styles on the Market

Wall fountains are well suited to little patios or gardens because they do not take up too much space while also adding a touch of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just a few of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are appealing to you.

The two kinds of fountains available to you include mounted and freestanding models. Small, self-contained models can be placed on a wall are known as mounted wall fountains. One of the most important aspects of wall fountains is that they be lightweight, so they are typically made of fiberglass or resin to mirror the look of stone. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a smooth side leaning on a wall. Normally made of cast stone, these water features have no weight constraints.

Custom-made fountains which can be integrated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. The basin and all the required plumbing are best installed by a qualified mason. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. Custom-built wall fountains add to a unified appearance because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.