The Positive Sides of Disappearing Water Features

The name “pondless fountain” is just another way to call a disappearing fountain. a-421__69339.jpg The water comes from an underground source, hence the name. Disappearing fountains should be positioned near any place people hang out regularly, as they add so much to the surrounding area. There are many kinds of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

Disappearing fountains also offer many advantages. The water rises from underground and does not create a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is reduced. This means that kids can safely hang out around it. Additionally, since the water is stored underground, none of it is lost to evaporation. Consequently, your fountain will not waste as much water as other types of fountains. The time needed on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and rubbish can not get into the water supply. Finally, you can put one just about anywhere since it takes up so little space.

Your Patio: The Perfect Place for a Fountain

You can enhance your exterior space by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your yard or gardening project. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the interest of modern-day designers as well as fountain designers. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. Among the many attributes 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. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. Two possibilities to choose from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your garden, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which is suspended on a wall. Both a fountain mask located on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are equired if you wish to add a fountain. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of work requires know-how, so it is best to employ a skilled person rather than do it yourself.

The Benefits of a Wall Water Feature in your Waiting Room

Having a water element on display in a waiting room can positively affect not only your surroundings but your emotional state as well. It may be that you have thought about featuring one in your office's waiting room. You may be in the process of decorating a new or restyled showroom, medical office, tax office, or health spa, not to mention other types of businesses, where one could improve the atmosphere of the waiting room.

Anxiety may well be the result in clients who have been waiting long. The wait might cause them to continuously check the time while thinking about everything they have yet to finish. They may not even look at the ticking clock when there is a wall water fountain on show in your waiting room. If you want to calm your waiting visitors or patients, the sound and look of moving water may be the solution.

Either the air conditioning or the heat is turned on in reception areas when the temperature changes. Dry air is typically the consequence of running the air conditioning or the heat. Water from your wall fountain will slowly evaporate, letting off the right amount of moisture into the air but not enough to make the atmosphere uncomfortably humid. This balance is good for both you and the employees who work in this environment all day long. The mucous membranes in your body dry out as a result of the dry air which can lead to a heightened tendency to get sick. Furthermore, it causes dry lips and skin as well as scratchy eyes, lifeless hair, and frail nails. The use of water fountains is a fantastic, natural way to humidify the environment.

In addition, a more relaxing setting is the result of wall water fountains which also help to drown out annoying sounds. Medical machinery, phones, faxes, and office jabber create annoying noises. Even though your clients or guests may hear some sound, it will not be as invasive.

Fountains also add to a healthier setting and make a good impression. Getting this kind of water fountain could give you the competitive edge you want. Adding the name of your company or its logo on a wall water fountain gives you a powerful marketing tool as well.

Honor a Cherished One with a Fountain

Garden fountains make perfect and unique memorials. Customs that used to be prevalent are often eschewed these days. Memorializing loved ones who have passed is still the norm, however. A lot of people include intimate personal items on a memorial to remind them of their loved one. They can be fashioned in countless ways, and backyard garden fountains are widely seen as a perfect way to pay homage to those who have passed. Including pictures, planting a tree or flowers, attaching a custom made plaque, or holding a vigil at the fountain to pay homage are ways you can make it more personal.

People you have lost can be memorialized in a nice loving manner with garden fountains. Be thankful for the achievement, abundance, and good fortune of the deceased with the symbolic flowing water of a fountain. It is highly worthwhile to get a high quality, sturdy garden fountain that is impervious to bad weather so that it will last a very long time. After you do the work to set up the garden fountain memorial, you will want to ensure it will last.

Installing a Fountain In Smaller Yards

The reflective properties of water means it can make small areas look larger than they are. Increasing the reflective attributes of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. When the sun goes down, you can use submersed lights in different colors and shapes to light up your new feature. Solar powered eco-lights are excellent during the day and underwater lights are perfect for nighttime use. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their relaxing sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The greenery in your garden is the perfect place to place your water feature. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to turn the central component of your backyard. Water features make great additions to both large gardens or little patios. The most appropriate accessories and the best location for it are important if you want to better the atmosphere.

Introducing Feng Shui into Your Garden

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

When introducing feng shui design into your yard, even a very small space is adequate. It is fabulous to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can still introduce feng shui design.

Feng shui techniques are the same whether you are working in your garden or your residence. In order to know the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first want to know your home’s bagua.

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.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is essential to use it. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

A water feature is a suitable add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Archaic Greek Artistry: Garden Statuary

The initial freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a distinguished accomplishment since until then the sole carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Kouros figures, sculptures of adolescent, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the greater part of the sculptures. The kouroi, regarded by the Greeks to portray beauty, had one foot extended out of a fixed forward-facing posture and the male figurines were always unclothed, with a strong, strong physique. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an incredible point of change for the Greeks as they grew into new modes of government, produced unique expressions of art, and gained information of the people and cultures outside of Greece. Similar to many other periods of historical unrest, arguments were commonplace, and there were battles between city-states like The Arcadian wars, the Spartan invasion of Samos.


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