Garden water fountains make superb focal points in any garden. They will make an impressive centre piece which draws the eye and adds the soothing sound of running water to your outdoor space. The pleasant sound of flowing water is well known for its relaxing qualities. It is almost impossible not to unwind when you sit still and listen to the musical sounds made by garden water fountains. Little wonder then that most garden designers incorporate a water feature into their designs today.
An added bonus that comes with the installation of one of the many garden water fountains currently available is the wildlife that they attract to the garden. Dragonflies, in particular, are drawn to the water, as are birds and frogs and toads during the spring. Attracting the natural world into your garden in this way will bring life, movement and colour. When the evenings draw in, the temperature falls and it is too cold to sit outside, you can still enjoy the sight and sounds of garden fountains through an open window. What can be more pleasant than sitting in a warm conservatory with a cup of tea and a book or two and listening to the melody of softly flowing water?
It is easy to find a wide range of garden water fountains today, in all shapes and sizes. The most popular are the traditional three-tiered variety with an internal pump that cascades water from the smaller top tier to the base tier below. Some are really very large, with the pump fitted below a large base pool. Such impressive stone fountains make excellent focal points but if space is at a premium there are plenty of smaller versions available. The best store water in the lower tier of the fountain, whilst the pump sits within the fountain’s stem, thus avoiding the need for a base pool. These smaller garden water fountains can usually be fitted by someone with minimal DIY expertise. However, the more complex stone fountains will need to be fitted by a builder.
People are sometimes put off from adding a water feature to their garden because they fear that the water will quickly become dirty and full of harmful bacteria. However, this is not the case with fountains because they use very little water anyway and it remains clean because it is constantly recirculating.
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Stone fountains make a magnificent centrepiece in any garden. Not only do they act as a focal point, but they also attract wildlife and bring the pleasant, relaxing sound of running water to your outside space. No wonder most landscaped gardens include some kind of fountain or water feature today.
If you have decided to incorporate one of the many stone fountains that are available into your garden there will be a number of considerations to take into account. They come in a range of different colours and types of stone. It is always best to go for a genuine stone garden feature rather than one made of resin. Stone fountains made from limestone or Portland stone may be more expensive but they will wear much better over the years. They usually come in a range of finishes, from natural to antique and even bronze.
It is important to get the size right when choosing garden features. They really do need to be big enough to be noticed if you are planning on putting them somewhere central in your garden and yet not dominate. Stone fountains of the wrong proportion will spoil the look you are seeking to create, so choose carefully and take measurements. Remember that when ordering from the internet it is easy to misunderstand the dimensions of a product and, when looking at a picture, assume that something is much bigger or smaller than it really is.
Look for something that reflects the nature of your garden too. Classical designs such as the traditional three-tiered fountain or figurine statues look very good in traditional gardens with flower borders, grass lawns and gravel paths. A more modern sphere or other geometric circular design will complement a more modern garden that has features such as decking, paving and gravel. You could even consider a Zen-style garden with beautifully raked gravel, bamboo planting and a Buddha fountain to one side. If you are lucky enough to have a large outdoor space, the addition of stone fountains is a marvellous way to add interest to a previously neglected corner. How wonderful to turn a corner and come across a fabulous fountain and the hypnotic, restful sound of running water!
With just a little imagination and planning, you will be able to turn your garden into a haven of calm and tranquillity with the simple addition of garden fountains. You can contact our friendly and helpful team for more information.
It is so relaxing to sit in your garden and listen to running water and whilst many of us may hanker for a stream or small waterfall, practicality dictates that our small gardens are better suited to garden water fountains.
A garden water feature will make your home unique, bringing the natural world to you and adding sound and movement to your garden. They will attract wild life and you will notice this as soon as you have had yours installed. Birds and dragonflies will be drawn to it, immediately adding colour and life to your outside space. When the weather becomes cold, you can still enjoy the sounds of your garden water fountains from your home by leaving a window ajar and listening to the chilly water flow throughout the day.
Garden water fountains come in many shapes and guises, from the modern to the traditional. Most stand within their own base pools, from where the water is pumped up to cascade down the fountain. If space is at a premium, though, it is possible to buy stand-alone stone fountains that do not need a base pool. In these, the water is stored in the lower bowl of the fountain and the pump within its stem. The simpler garden water fountains can be fitted by someone with only a little DIY expertise but the more complex will need an expert such as a builder. A garden feature such as this will come in varying types of stone, such as limestone and sandstone. It is far better to avoid the cheap resin imports that some garden centres stock and look for quality stone.
If you feel that a traditional, three-tiered water feature is not for you or your garden, there are many more modern designs to enjoy. If you want a minimalist design, look for those featuring large spherical globes over which the water slides. Perhaps you would like a Japanese style garden complete with neatly raked gravel and a limestone Buddha fountain to add serenity.
Another very desirable advantage of a water fountain is that they are very easy to maintain because the water constantly re-circulates. This means that they use very little water and the constant movement means the water remains relatively free of bacteria. Obviously, they do not need to stand in deep pools or ponds and so are by far the safer option should you have young children visiting your garden.
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As seasons change, this is often a great opportunity to make some changes to the home. Whether it’s a change of colour scheme, change of furniture, change of décor – whatever makes the winter months more bearable. Why not spread this change into your outdoor space this winter? Many of us underestimate the potential of our gardens during the winter season and how much joy we can still derive from it whatever the weather. Here at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, we believe a change to your garden can be just as valuable as a change to your indoor spaces. Create a whole new design outside this winter with one of our fantastic garden fountains.
We have a wide range of fantastic looking garden fountains at affordable prices that can create any design and look you want for your garden. For instance, if your garden is like your own little world that you have created, away from the stresses of everyday life, then why not add a mythical and mystical aspect with one of our impressive free standing garden fountains? These garden water fountains are designed in a sculpture of an elegant lady pouring water. With this unusual styling, you can step into another world every time you step into your garden.
Or if you’d like a more modern, edgy look to your home, then why not go for one of our more contemporary looking garden fountains? Our contemporary ball fountains are the perfect choice to create a funky look to your garden. They are available in white limestone, sandstone or bronze so you can choose which colour will best compliment your outdoor design. These garden fountains can really create a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere which can make your garden a great escape from the chaos of everyday life. Let the design of the ball fountain inspire the design of the rest of your garden and add some sleek garden stones, pebbles and a pond for a tranquil paradise.
If you have a more traditional design to your home, you may wish to match this with a traditional look in your garden. If so, our highly detailed lion wall fountains can be the perfect choice here. These are a classic piece that can make your garden look even more stylish. They are perfect for creating a surreal and new worldly feel to your garden with minimal effort.
If you want to make the ultimate statement, however, then nothing could be better than our stunning 7-foot tall, 3-tiered ornate water fountains. With this spectacular feature you can have a show-stopping garden that will impress every visitor!
Whatever look you go for, at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, we can make it possible with one of our beautiful garden fountains this winter and these features can help inspire the whole look and design of your garden. To see the full range, click here.
If you are as passionate about gardens as us here at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, you won’t let winter get in the way of maintaining and creating a beautiful outdoor space to be proud of. If we neglect our gardens throughout the winter, it can be disheartening and deflating to look outside and see a drab looking garden. It makes us reluctant to enjoy and make the most of our outdoor space and to enjoy the winter season. We believe your gardens are as important as the indoor spaces of your home so don’t let it go to waste this winter. Instead, make the most of it and enjoy the garden all year round with one of our beautiful water fountains.
A change of season will, for many, be an opportunity to make some changes to the home. Maybe a repaint with some autumnal colours for a seasonal, warming feel. Maybe a whole revamp of some of the rooms to make the harsh winter months a bit more bearable with some lovely new furnishings and design. Why not consider a new look for your garden this winter? Despite the infamous British weather, our garden can still act as a room in the house we can get enjoyment out of this season. Add a garden water fountain to your garden and enjoy months of pleasure admiring this beautiful feature.
With a water fountain from Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, instead of looking outside onto a tired, beaten, neglected looking garden, you can admire an outdoor paradise with one of our water fountains from our fantastic selection. Instead of watching the rain beat down day in day out, your attention will be drawn to the beautiful garden fountain standing proudly on your lawn. We have a selection of large ornate garden fountains which really will beat those winter blues. Looking out onto this sophisticated feature will make it hard to feel downhearted whatever the weather. With a water fountain from Geoff’s Garden Ornaments you really can have a garden to be proud of all year round!
Of course, the autumn and winter seasons do not necessarily mean endless rain. In fact, one of the best things is a crisp, fresh, bright winter/autumn day. Don’t waste time that could be spent enjoying your garden during this fantastic weather! Take some time out by the fountain and enjoy the autumn scenery. The colourful leaves, the autumn wildlife, the conkers. A garden water fountain can be a really atmospheric piece that can allow you to make the absolute most of your outdoor space. Why not invite friends round, wrap up warm and sit round the fountain with a glass of wine and watch the sun set in the evening?
With water fountains from Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, you really can unleash the potential of your garden this winter. To see our fantastic range, visit our website now.