The Wide Array of Exterior Water Features

Convert your garden into what you have always desired – an oasis of serenity. The calming feeling provided by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of installing a water feature in your garden.

Sending a stream of water straight into the air, spouting fountains create a dazzling impression. Large, existing ponds can have one of these built-in without much trouble. Parks and historical mansions often have one these water features. p-513__48771.jpg

Select a fashionable wall fountain to put outdoors. Such fountains make for a great addition to your yard even if it is small. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle type of water feature. In this simple process. the water which is forced out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the bottom before being pushed back to the top.

Themed fountains are best when the look of your yard allows for them. Consider a classic type of statue, such as a cherub supporting a spout, for the fountain if your home or garden is rustic in style. Consider installing something bolder and distinctive for a contemporary garden. Feel free to let your hair down and pick something fun and intrepid.

The main trait of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a variety of different levels. Due to the water running down its multiple levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

Due to the fact that outdoor fountains can take up a lot of room, put up a wall fountain or a pondless fountain if the space you have is limited. Since the reservoirs required for these kinds of fountains are hidden below the ground, you can make the most of the room at your disposal.

If you seek a feeling of serenity and calmness, install a Japanese fountain as these are considered to bring about such sensations. Bamboo sticks act as the piping from which water flows in these kinds of water features. Water then flows into a container or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

An additional sort of fountain is made of glass. Trellis-style fountains of this sort, showcase shaped metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Gardens with many sharp edges as well as contemporary forms and designs are better for these types of water features. A wondrous effect is created when water flows down the sheets of glass. In some cases, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows down the glass panels. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) shows off water gently cascading down its façade.

A large rock drilled with holes which then has pipes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. Low pressure is used to spout out the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. The water comes back gently trickling down the sides of the rock to get to its starting point. This is yet another option for gardens with restricted space.

To guarantee that water is not sprayed around if it begins to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best option since it only uses low pressure to move water.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are growing to be rapidly trendy. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electric bills, and the beneficial effects they have on our ecosystem. The wide-ranging designs in outdoor solar-powered fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.

Spruce up Your Backyard with the Aid of Feng Shui

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

Do not be concerned if your garden is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. Of course, a large area is fantastic if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your house can be used in the garden. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your home's bagua, you will need to start off by knowing the bagua of the house.

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast section of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a peaceful Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Give some thought to introducing a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

The World’s Tallest Water Showpieces

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

Reaching water levels 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.

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located close to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which rockets water 190 meters (620 feet) into the sky.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The fountain propels 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).

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

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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