Choosing a Garden Fountain

by Karen Bates
(last updated January 1, 2018)

Your yard and garden can be creative spaces for you to unleash your ideas. Maybe you want to try some creative landscaping, plant flowers, or take on a gardening project. Whatever you prefer, your yard is a canvas where you can put together an environment that appeals to you.

Many people enjoy the calm feeling that water brings to an area, and because of this you will find many yards and gardens that contain some kind of water feature. These set-ups can be anything from a simple pond to a huge, elaborate waterfall, but whatever the water feature is, it can really add to the atmosphere of the garden. Choosing to add water to your yard is the perfect way to include a distinct and beautiful feature.

One of the most popular ways to add water to the garden is with a fountain. Water fountains can vary greatly in shape and size, and no matter what your budget or size restriction, you are almost certain to find a fountain that will suit your needs.

One kind of fountain that can work well in a garden area is a freestanding fountain. These are fountains that don't attach to anything—they sit on the ground and add a nice statement to the garden. They can be quite large with many tiers, or smaller with a simpler set-up. You can find these fountains in a very formal, classic style, or in a more modern look.

Another great possibility is a wall fountain. These are situated up against a wall and are flat on the back. If you have a nice, strong wall to mount the fountain, this would be the perfect option. The fountains come in countless designs from intricate carvings to more simplistic looks. If a wall fountain doesn't work for you, you could try something basic, like a bubbler or dripper fountain, others don't shoot water: instead, a bubbling stream of water trickles down the fountain, allowing you to enjoy the sight and sound of water in the garden. Vase fountains, bronze fountains, sprinkler sculptures, sphere fountains, wooden fountains, and spitters are all decorative and beautiful water features that can look wonderful in your garden space.

If you would like the look and sound of water in your garden, a fountain is a great way to get what you want. You are sure to find the perfect fountain no matter what your budget or design preferences are.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


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