Garden Water Fountains
The following guide features information on garden water fountains.
Water fountains are becoming increasingly popular in gardens around the country,
and are taking on an art form all of their own. Not only do garden fountains provide
a pleasant sight and sound effect, they are also easy to install and maintain.
view or purchase garden water fountains online, we recommend
are many reasons why people add a water fountain to their garden. Not only is
the sound of running water very relaxing, the fountain also becomes the centrepiece
of the garden. There are also fountains available which are designed to attract
birds to drink and bathe in the waters.
There are several
parts to a fountain, these include: the fountain itself, a submersible pump, and
sometimes a basin (depending on the type of fountain). However to simplify this
process, it is usually possible to purchase complete sets which include all of
To power the fountain you will require
a source of electricity at the site.
The most common type
of pump is the submersible. These are noise-free pumps which are easy to install
and are efficient and easy to maintain. Submersible pumps are also inexpensive
to install and operate. When using a water fountain pump, ensure ensure water
in present, otherwise the pump can burn itself out. Water will also naturally
evaporate from the fountain, so the water level needs to be replenished often.
When selecting a water fountain for your
garden you should bear in mind the following points. It is important to select
a style which will complement your garden plants and surroundings. Depending on
the pump being used, it is possible to get your fountain to make a variety of
noises, from babbling sounds (similar to a mountain stream), to gurgling (such
as the runoff from a thunderstorm), through to splashing noises (like a small
stream of water pouring into a pool). If you would like it, it is also possible
to get the water to shoot into the air (however bear in mind that while this is
dramatic it is susceptible to the wind and is likely to cause spattering outside
Because a fountain reticulates
the water, anything spilled it in will run through the system. The fountain should
be cleaned on a regular basis, to remove obstacles such as leaves, etc.
location you select for your garden water fountain should be firm and solid, as
even a slightly tilted fountain may not be able to function correctly.
| Garden Water Fountains | Garden
Supplies | Links