Few things can bring such tranquility and astounding effect to the landscape as decorative fountains. The water elements will fit in a great garden, but they are also suitable for yards with less space. With proper additions, well-tailored location and, of course, diligent maintenance, they can change the atmosphere of your garden to unrecognizable and turn it into a small oasis.
However, keep in mind that not all fountains fit equally well in each yard, and before adding a water effect to the open air, this must be consistent with the rest of the garden design and landscape.
What are the advantages of having decorative fountains, or at least one, in the garden?
- Moisten the air;
- Diverse vegetation: lake plants are extremely beautiful and serve as natural decoration;
- Cool the garden during the hot summer days;
- They allow you to add more decorations in the yard and sometimes are the missing element for a perfect garden.
What are the most common types of garden fountains?
One of the most common types of fountains is so-called. “Terraced fountain”. Multi-storey fountains are very popular, and the design can range from a simpler to a statue depicting people and animals. The high fountains fit nicely in traditional or classic landscapes. The fountain should look as if it had been in place for years, and its color should merge with the pavement. The disappearing fountain “Fading Fountain” is also a very preferred water effect for the garden. The water reservoir of this type is hidden underground. Popular solutions for such a fountain include mills, ceramic urns, granite columns and natural-looking waterfalls. Fountains of this type require less maintenance and take less space and therefore also suitable for smaller yard spaces.
The wall fountain is stunning in the garden or the small courtyard, gives you a sense of tranquility and takes up very little space. Attached to the wall, this decorative fountain will be suitable for both classic and antique and more modern garden design. Fountains of this type add a fresh and casual touch, looking as part of the landscape instead of additional decoration.
Fountains that have their own water tank and therefore do not need to be placed in a pond or pool. This type of water effect is a pretty easy solution if you want to diversify the landscape in the garden. They are easier to install, containing all the workpieces, including the plumbing system and the pump, necessary for their operation. They can be placed anywhere in the garden, but most often are placed in the center to be in focus.
Water basins and decorative lakes with a fountain
They require much more space but will be the center of your garden. These fountains also allow visual effects. The difference with the ordinary decorative lake is the fountain located in the water basin. It prevents water from standing and this improves the quality of fish and plants.
Where to put the decorative fountain?
The independent fountain must be placed in a prominent place where it acts as a focal point. For example, you can place this decoration on the lawn in the intersection of two paths or in the center. The slate fountain is not very obvious and carries a much greater impact when it is an element of surprise. Place the wall fountain on the side of the garden or at the end of the trail, and the surprise of the guests will be guaranteed.
Decorative fountains are available in different sizes, materials and styles and can be personalized according to where they are going to be installed, your budget, and the amount of support you’re willing to set. TH Consulting experts can give you tips and ideas for adding a suitable fountain to your garden. Call or email us today to get help with your landscape or installation design.