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.
Please contact our team if you need any more information about fountains.