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Your Garden: A Great Spot for a Garden Fountain

Garden: Great Spot Garden Fountain 53014159825.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. Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of modern-day designers as well as fountain manufacturers. Therefore, in order to link your home to earlier times, add one these in your decor. 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. For example, irritating flying insects are usually deterred by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good choice if your yard is small because they do not require much space in comparison to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to install a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and hung from a wall. A fountain 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. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should employ a professional to do it rather than try to do it alone.

The Myriad Designs of Wall Fountains

Small patios or courtyards are a perfect place to set up wall fountains since they add style to an area with little space. Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just some of the styles you can pick from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are innumerable prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are appealing to you.Myriad Designs Wall Fountains 19188736396.jpg

There are two distinct sorts of fountains you can buy: mounted and stand-alone. Small, self-contained mounted wall fountains can be installed on any surface. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually lightweight so they can be easily hung. In large free-standing fountains, otherwise referred to as wall fountains, the basin is set on the ground with the smooth side positioned against a wall. Normally made of cast stone, these water features have no weight limitations.

Custom-made fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. A professional mason is required to place the water basin against the wall and properly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask incorporated into it. The cohesive look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape rather than an afterthought.