Using outdoor water fountains for decoration is not a new idea. The ancient Romans used these decorative fountains around their gardens and entryways thousands of years ago. They figured out how to control water pressures to have the water spout out of the fountain to create a beautiful cement basin with flowing water. Today we have mastered these techniques and have some really amazing fountains available for our yards and gardens.
The most popular types of garden fountains are typically two or three tiered fountains that flow from basin to basin and sit up on some sort of stand. These fountains are typically crafted using stone, cement, slate, lightweight resin and other ceramics. There are many different sizes, designs and styles to choose from so there are some important things to think about before purchasing one of these fountains.
First, you decide where exactly you want to put this fountain. If you don’t have any space in your garden or yard then you might consider an outdoor wall fountain or water spout which can usually be mounted onto any wall type.
Next you will want to think about what time of theme you want to go with. There are so many options that it won’t be hard to find just the right fit for your outdoor decor theme. Whether you are looking for a contemporary or classical style, it won’t be hard to find the right fountain.
When it comes to installation you only need an electrical outlet. If your fountain is placed far away from an outlet you can purchase a special extension cord at any hardware store that is made to be buried. With one of these special cords you won’t have to worry about an unsightly cord across your lawn or garden. Some outdoor fountains even have solar panels available to power the fountain. They do not require any special plumbing to be setup. These outdoor fountains use an internal pump to control the flow of water so you will need to add water on a regular basis as it will evaporate over time.
Adding an outdoor water fountain is a terrific way to beautify your garden. They create a gentle soothing trickling water sound which is very pleasant to be around. If you have been looking for the perfect finishing touch for your garden decor then don’t forget to add an outdoor fountain!