The gentle sound of flowing water takes the stress from our lives and relaxes us. Water in the garden is an important element, and a great investment, but there are a few things to consider before you purchase your outdoor fountain.
SPACE: The size of the fountain should be determined by the size of the outdoor space. If your garden or courtyard is small or includes a more intimate closed in feel, then you may want to choose a small or unassuming fountain that will not take up too much space or can be nestled in a corner. If your outdoor space is large then you may consider large, free standing fountains that can be the centerpiece of your outdoor living space.
DRAMATIC OR ZEN: If you want something Zen, look for a more soothing effect in water gently cascading over a cast stone ball or a ceramic vessel. Discover the charm of dancing water from a fountain lit at night, while you entertain on the patio or deck. Remember to add lighting components for dramatic nighttime illumination.
If you are looking for a free-standing fountain that’s going to be an attractive focal point choose a three tier tall fountain or a large scale water feature that makes more sound.
Nesting in a secluded corner, tucked away among the plantings, the fountain will not distract from the overall composition. The bubbling fountains are great for this type of setting.
FOUNTAIN STYLE: Whether you have an urban, contemporary or country garden, the fountain should be compatible with your personal style and the aesthetics of your house and garden.
RUSTIC STYLE FOUNTAINS:
Whatever water fountain you choose, you’ll surely enjoy the relaxing, soothing sounds and stress relief benefits.