The Many Kinds of Exterior Fountains

Convert your garden into what you have always wanted – an oasis of peace. You can benefit from a water feature by adding an outdoor fountain to your property and creating a place of serenity.

A eye-catching impact is produced when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water high into the air. Sizable, preexisting ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. You can find these in community recreational areas or old mansions. su9205_4__37767.jpg

Pick a stylish wall fountain to put outdoors. If you are eager to include a water feature, but are concerned because you have a small yard, do not hesitate to incorporate one of these. Wall fountains leave an understated impression, contrary to the big impact produced by spouting fountains. It is straightforward 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 determines whether a themed fountain is suitable for you. If your bungalow or garden is styled in a rustic manner, you should consider including a classic type of statue, such as a seraph holding the spout, to your fountain. Consider including something bolder and unique for a modern-day garden. Feel free to let your hair down and choose something interesting and intrepid.

Tiered fountains are alluring because the water moves down multiple levels. Due to the water streaming down its various levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

A considerable amount of space is needed for an outdoor fountain, so another alternative 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 hidden from sight underground.

Japanese fountains are believed to lend a sense of tranquility and wellness. In this model of water feature the water runs through bamboo sticks.

The repetition of water pouring into a bucket or shaped stone is one of the main characteristics of this sort of fountain.

One of the many styles of fountain around is the glass fountain. Providing a more classical appearance are trellis-style fountains which showcase shaped metalwork. Water features of this kind are a perfect option for gardens with many sharp edges as well as contemporary shapes and design. A magnificent effect is created when water runs down the sheets of glass. LED lighting fixtures are also used in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows downward on the glass sheet. Often made of fake rock, rock waterfall fountains have water gently trickling down its surface.

The characteristic which distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain is a large rock drilled with holes where pipes can be inserted into its center. Low pressure is used to spout out the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. Downward flowing water appears as soft trickle as it moves down the sides of the rock to return to its base. Little gardens are perfect for this kind of fountain. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is perfect because it stops water from being sprayed around in windy weather.

Solar fountains have recently gained in appeal because they are powered by the sun. There are numerous reasons for this newly found appeal such as the absence of cables, less difficulty in running them, a reduction in electricity bills, and the benefits to the environment. There is no need to settle on a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide range of styles found on the market.

Where are the Planet's Tallest Fountains?

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water here jets up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain 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 in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Ways Feng Shui Make Your Yard into an Oasis

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

Do not fret if your yard is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is relatively unimportant. If you have a lavish, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Whether you are introducing feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. The initial step is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

It is also essential to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to maximize its energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. This could be the optimal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some beautiful stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

People thinking about including a water element into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).


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