Wall Fountains: Multiple Design Possibilities

wwlhcr_cv_1__25452.jpg If you do not have a lot of room, the best solution is a garden wall fountain. These decorative pieces are simple to install on any wall surface and do not take up a lot of space. There are so many different price ranges and designs so that everyone can find their perfect fit. There is also a variety of colors and dimensions available. These gorgeous water fountains are also fashionable with anyone looking to add some flair to their outdoor decor. Several fountains can be mounted on the same wall if there is enough room as this will amplify the sounds of a waterfall.

A variety of choices are open to you when it comes to putting in a garden fountain. Two of the principal things to be determined are which style to purchase and where to install it.

Kitty-Friendly Fountains

Is your cat enticed by the noise of running water in the sink? Does he test the water in his bowl with his paw or drink from the toilet? Cats tend to prefer water that is flowing, as this behavior illustrates. They are not driven to look for water much at all.

Felines in the wild typically get the hydration they need from meats containing water. This tendency removed any instinct felines had to find more water to consume. That said, domestic cats do in fact need extra water, so it is up to you to supply it. Make water easily available to your cat by installing a cat fountain.

Limitless fresh water will continually be available to your pet if you get one. The range of different models will let you to choose a fountain best suited to your cat. Some fountains are essentially a bowl which refills automatically while others provide fresher water due to their constant flow.

Chatsworth Garden: The Cascade Fountain

Providing a spectacular centerpiece to the landscape at the rear of Chatsworth House is the Cascade garden fountain. Expanding down the hillside for 200 yards in the direction of the home is a series of twenty-four irregularly spaced stone steps. Entirely gravity fed, the Cascade too is founded on a 17th century French layout. Created for the first Duke of Devonshire in 1696, this water fountain has continued unmodified ever since. Standing at the peak of the fountain is the Cascade House, from which water runs downward. A small structure, the residence is adorned on the outside with ocean creatures in bas-relief. Water pressure to the Cascade can be increased on important occasions, meaning the Cascade House becomes part of the Cascade sight, as water flows through conduits on its roof and from the mouths of its carved marine creatures, before proceeding all the way down the Cascade. Offering a great and soothing complement to a walk through the landscape, the slight contrast in size of each step means that the sound of the water cascading downward fluctuates as it falls along the Cascades. In 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade, was voted England's best water feature.

The Best Way to Design the Optimal Space Indoors or Outside

Including a feng shui fountain in your living space is certain to add to creating a sense of harmony and serenity. A garden or home waterfall is the ideal choice. They are the perfect addition to your household. The perfect place for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from inside too.

Plants and flowers are also essential for the most beautiful water fountains. Look for plant types that flourish year-round. In addition, consider incorporating other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or pretty rocks.

Water Fountains: How they Can Enhance your Life

There are countless rewards to be gained from outdoor fountains including improved air quality as well as wonderful sounds and sights. They will make you more joyful, healthier and provide you a beautiful spot to gather with people you care about. That said, once you set up your fountain you will likely discover the many benefits it gives only you. You could be reminded of a fun vacation or trip you took. It might bring back memories of that special friend. You could also turn into a memorial to a special loved one. You will no doubt appreciate its benefits and elegance for a long time.

Water Features and Your Pets

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water features bring in wildlife. All birds need a place to drink, bathe and preen. Birds including robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers like the motion of water from a fountain and are not necessarily drawn to bird feeders. Many flying creatures appreciate running water instead of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds are highly attracted to the trickling and splashing music produced.

Dogs like fountains because they provide another place to drink fresh water. Dogs and cats will be outdoors looking out for clean water during hot temperatures. Because water in fountains is consistently moving, they do not need much cleaning, whereas the still water of birdbaths collect debris and require more care.

The World’s Highest Fountains

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world. The water here jets up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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.

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place.

With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the U.S..

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

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

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

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

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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