Selecting Wind Bells and Wind Chimes for Your Backyard

b-047__15614.jpg Choose simple wind chimes in order to eliminate conceivable clashes in decor styles. This way they will blend in perfectly anywhere they are installed. When choosing wind chimes, remember that their sound is vastly more important than their appearance. Consider a simpler aluminum sort of wind chime over a more decorative set since these typically make a more pristine sound quality. Installing your chimes at different heights is important when making your very own wind chime garden. For example, place a set of wind chimes up on a deck, one in a smaller tree line and another among your flowers. Each and every occasion the breeze blows, the sound will intensely resonate throughout your yard. If the aesthetic aspect to your wind chimes is important to you, be sure to hang them in your line of vision. so you can delight in the reflection of the rising and setting of the sun. Aluminum wind chime gardens blend in well with flowing water (such as waterfalls or birdbaths), stone decors and evergreens.

Big Water Features Around the World

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the 2nd highest worldwide.

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

Choose from all Types of Outdoor Water Features

Is it possible for you to transform your garden into a haven of peace? The calming feeling created by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of installing a water feature in your garden.

A striking impact is made when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water up into the air. Ample, existing ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. You may have encountered one of these in a park or an old estate.

One of the myriad examples of an outdoor water feature is a stylish wall fountain. These sorts of fountains make excellent water features even if you only have a little garden. Wall fountains are not flamboyant water features as compared to a spouting fountain. It is simple process wherein a small jet of water propels outwards in front of a beautifully textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Your garden’s style dictates whether a themed fountain is suitable for you. In a rustic themed cottage or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Modern gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more audacious. Just allow your creativity to run loose.

The main trait of tiered fountains is the numerous levels spewing out water. Water streaming down multiple tiers of this water feature is the primary attribute of a cascading fountain.

A considerable amount of space is needed for an outdoor fountain, so another option is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. Fit in one of these fountains if your space is limited since their reservoirs are concealed from sight underground.

Japanese fountains are believed to impart a sense of tranquility and wellness. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is positioned at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the cycle repeated over and over again.

Glass fountains make up another category of fountain. Featuring shaped metalwork, trellis-style fountains of this kind have a more traditional feel. Water features of this type are an excellent alternative for gardens with many sharp edges along with contemporary forms and design. A magnificent effect is created when water streams down the sheets of glass. LED lights are also used in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows downward on the glass sheet. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) showcases water softly cascading down its façade.

In a bubbling rock fountain, a big rock is drilled with holes and then filled in the middle with tubes. The gurgles and bubbles at the top are the product of the low pressure used to force the water upwards. Flowing towards the base of the fountain, the water comes back as a slow dribble down the sides of the rock. Gardens with little space are good spots to include this style of fountain. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is ideal because it prevents water from being sprayed around in windy weather.

Solar fountains have recently gained in appeal because they are powered by sunlight. There are numerous reasons for this newly found appeal such as the absence of cables, less difficulty in running them, a decrease in electricity bills, and the benefits to the environment. It is not necessary to choose a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide variety of styles found on the market.


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