With a water fountain you can bring tranquillity to a city garden

As exciting as city living is, sometimes all you want is to take some time out and relax after a busy day at the office. This is something not so easily achieved if you live in the hustle and bustle of the city. Maybe after a stressful day, all you want is to sit in your yard, unwind with a coffee or glass of wine and read a book. Perhaps you want to make the most of your outdoor space in summertime but feel your city apartment/flat/house just doesn’t have the potential to offer a great place to enjoy the sun in summer in the way that the park or countryside does. Maybe, all you need is to try something new for your outdoor space. With water fountains, you can transform your inner city bustle into a serene paradise.

Do you find it hard to unwind and relax due to the noise of the city? The why not replace the sound of rushing traffic with the sound of a rushing waterfall? The sound of water is well known for its relaxing effect so you can transport to a place of tranquillity, far from city life. Your outdoor space can be your favourite place to have some time to yourself and unwind. Maybe you have to bring work home with you – why not shut yourself in your outdoor space and get on with work in a serene, peaceful and calm environment? This is possible with one of our garden fountains.

Maybe you just don’t get the use out of your outdoor space at your city home. You may think that it’s hard to create a pleasant and attractive outdoor environment in a place which is much less green than other areas of England. Stone fountains can be the perfect addition to your outdoor space, transforming an unused yard into an admirable and appealing outdoor space to be proud of. We have a great range of stone fountains to choose from so you can find the model that will transform your garden to the look you desire. For instance, why not try one of our tiered fountains? They really look the cut above and bring elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space.

With our range of water fountains, your garden really is whatever you make it, no matter what the size or location. Take a look around our site and feel inspired by the range today.

Garden Fountains are a great choice for nursing homes.

The number of older residents in residential care continues to grow with figures up by 2.2% on the previous year (data from ageuk.org.uk), with c.27% of people living there for more than three years. While there are many important aspects to consider, when running a nursing home, the garden is one area that can bring residents untold joy.

Garden fountains are a wonderful touch, when designing your nursing home garden. As the water creates a multi-sensory element to the space; with the water reflecting the light, the motion of the water creating an enticing trickle sound and the option to touch the cold water and stone work. Many people take great pride in their own gardens and have spent many hours lavishing attention on their plants. This activity may be motivated by the desire to maintain their home to the highest standard or simply as a relaxation technique. As such it can be demoralising, as we grow older to no longer be able to complete the activities that we used to enjoy. By ensuring that your nursing home has a top notch garden, your residents will be able to relive the enjoyment of watching the space grow and change throughout the seasons.

If you choose to add a water fountain to your residential garden, you will obviously need to take into account the health and safety connotations. Opting for a small garden fountain with a raised pool, will allow residents to touch the water from wheel chair height and also reduce tripping hazards. However, you may have the space to install a large water fountain, with the view to creating a stunning focal point to your garden. In this instance you will probably want to opt for a basin with a large rim, in order to minimize risk.

Here at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, we have a fantastic array of water fountains in a range of sizes that are suitable for any garden space. We also stock a selection of beautiful planters, which could offer the perfect chance to allow your residents to take charge of a part of your nursing home garden.

Get the best out of garden fountains with a little TLC

The garden fountain is the centre piece of your garden so should always be kept looking at its best. It’s what everybody’s attention will be drawn to when they first set eyes on your garden so make sure it’s as beautiful as the day you bought it. This will require a bit of TLC every now and again which will be well worth it when you have a stunning fountain to show off! An outdoor fountain is subjected to all kinds of dirt, weather and wear and tear but still stands proudly all year long. Garden fountains will be kept looking the focal point of your garden with some quick and easy steps.

Water fountains really please the senses with that magical sight and sound of trickling water transporting you to tranquillity. This pleasure, however, can soon be distorted if you fail to clean out the pump sufficiently. Leaves, branches, grime, general debris all congregate in the pump and will eventually clog up, meaning the flow of water will soon be no more. What you should do is ensure you pull out the whole pump and give it a thorough clean. Wipe down with a cloth and open up and give it a brush with a toothbrush so all hard to reach places are cleaned. With this simple measure, water fountains can flow freely and proudly all year long.

When the day is drawing to a close, switch off your garden fountain and have a little inspection. Removing a build-up of leaves in the fountain can go a long way to preventing clogging further down the line. The pump is the most fundamental part of the fountain so make sure you treat it as well as possible and the results will be visible.

Keeping the water in your fountain clean is also a key aspect to maintaining the beauty of the centrepiece of your garden. By leaving stagnant water in your fountain, algae and all kinds of grime will build up which will instantly distract from the attractive look of stone fountains. Ideally, water should be emptied and replaced on a daily basis for a fresh, pristine look. However, we realise this is not always realistic so there are also products on the market that can be added to the water to keep it fresher longer and keep algae at bay for longer.

If you are thinking of investing in one of our garden fountains, have a look around our site and be sure to create a maintenance routine in order to get the most out of your fountain.

Discover the Fountain for Your Garden Design

We have a great range of fountains here at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments. From classic designs to contemporary; from to unique to wonderful, we’ll have something for you. Garden fountains are the perfect way to bring some visual interest to your outdoor space, whether it be a grand statement, or something small and understated. Whatever look you go for, garden fountains can really enhance the look of your garden or transform it. Discover the fountain that is perfect for your outdoor space with Geoff’s Garden Ornaments.

Maybe you have a particular style in mind which you want to extend into your garden. Animal fountains may be the perfect choice if you are an animal lover (our highly detailed lion wall fountains make an amazing statement). This makes our garden fountains extra special and precious as they are a symbol of your passions and things that are important to you. Not to mention how fantastic these stone fountains look in your garden!

You may choose your garden fountain motivated solely by the flow of water. If you long for a relaxing garden which is the perfect space to get some “me time,” then you may prefer a fountain that trickles water rather than spouts it. One of our ornate models would be the perfect choice here, with their elegant water flow, our tiered garden water fountains will transport you to a world of relaxation.

If you prefer a more abstract design that brings an edgy and arty look to your outdoor space, then one of our wall fountains may fit in perfectly. This unique design fits in like a piece of art for your property and help define your outdoor space with its stylish lines. These fountains will help transform the simplest, plainest outdoor space into a place of beauty and inspiration.

Or maybe you just want a simple addition to your garden that adds a touch of style and sophistication – our ball fountains will work wonderfully in this situation. These contemporary and subtle fountains are a great way to redesign your garden without going over the top. Sometimes small touches are all you need. With one of our ball fountains, your outdoor space can be a serene paradise.

To take a look at all these options and many more, please see our full ranges on our website today.

Water Fountains For Your Pets

Many people in Britain own a pet, with 25% of households having a dog and 19% housing a cat (2013 PFMA data). And owning animals can be a big factor to consider when you are making choices about your garden. If you have a house cat or rabbit, you may want to incorporate a garden run so that they can have protection when outside. If you have larger dogs, outside space may be utilised in housing them and, as such, the garden may feature both lawn and patio areas.

If you have cats or dogs, incorporating a source of water in your garden will be very popular.  A water fountain is a great way to do this – not only does it retain the aesthetic nature of your garden, it also offers a fresh water source. As a dog owner you will probably have noticed that they love drinking from streams and often shun stagnant puddles while you are taking a walk. The same is true in the garden; a water fountain will offer your pooch the opportunity to drink from a moving water source which must be a preferable option for them over a bowl of lukewarm water!

Cats can also benefit from the addition of a garden fountain. While cats traditionally hate getting wet, many enjoy playing with water in controlled environments, by dipping their paws into catch imaginary prey. Or in winter as fountains can often attract small birds, making them a great source of entertainment as your cat watches from the inside window ledge.

Here at Geoff’s Garden Ornaments, we have a fantastic array of water fountains that are suitable for gardens of any size. If you are interested in sourcing a fountain with your pet in mind, then you will need to think about the size of both your pet and the size of your garden. Ideally, a shallow base would be a plus in order to minimise the risk of spillages and the animal fully entering the unit. If you are looking to entice birds to you garden for your (or your cats’) viewing pleasure, then opting for a water fountain with a raised bowl is a must, offering greater visibility and therefore security from predators (including your beloved kitty).