Selling your house? Water Fountains May Attract Buyers.

There is little doubt that landscaping your outdoor space and adding a water garden feature can increase your home’s saleability. Whilst water fountains may not actually add to the market value of your home, they can certainly increase the likelihood of it being sold. New home seekers are often swayed by a feature in a house they are viewing. It might be a particularly good view from a window or an original fire place. Certainly, attractive water fountains in well-kept gardens are very desirable features for those searching for a new home. If your house is likely to appeal to a family or an older couple, then an attractive garden may well become a major selling point for you.

Giving your garden a make-over need not be expensive. The key is to plan ahead and begin work some months before you wish to put your house on the market. If your lawn is full of weeds and dead patches, then it will be worth adding a very good feed and weed product and sprinkling some more grass seeds over the thinning areas of lawn. Planting a few shrubs which will be flowering around the time you wish to sell is also a great idea, as is strategically placing a few tubs with flowering shrubs or bulbs where they can be seen from the house. Water fountains should also be placed where they can be easily spotted, perhaps within a circle of ornamental gravel.

If you simply wish to dress your garden for prospective viewers, there is little point buying one of the larger, more expensive water fountains, but it is always best to choose one made of stone rather than the cheaper resin. The stone variety will quickly mellow and look as though they have been in your garden for many years, whereas resin fountains can look more garish and out of place. Smaller stone fountains are inexpensive and are not particularly difficult to install, unlike the larger varieties with which you are likely to need professional help. Many of the smaller fountains can be fitted into your garden quite easily without costing you a fortune.

Why not explore Geoff’s Garden Ornaments further to find the perfect garden feature that may help you find the perfect buyer for your home?

Stone fountains for any garden

If you think it’s time to make a change to your garden, maybe give it a spruce up, a touch of elegance, or give it that wow factor that it’s missing, then look no further than Geoff’s Garden Ornaments. We have a range of beautiful looking stone fountains that can bring your tired looking garden back to life. Enter our world and be inspired by our fantastic range of stone fountains that will look perfect in any garden. Whatever look, design, taste or style you are going for, whether it’s elegant and low key, or grand and outstated, you are sure to find a stone fountain that will look perfect in your garden. Read on to discover some of our range.

How about choosing one of our free standing, self contained or pond garden fountains. This elegant and sophisticated feature will fit perfectly in a small, well cared for, neat and maintained garden space. As gorgeous and pretty as you can make a small garden space, it can often seem there isn’t a great deal that can be done with it to give it the wow factor. One of these stunning premier garden fountains can really pull together your outdoor space and transform a small garden into a grand design. The water feature will add a splash of excitement to your garden, the elegant design will add a touch of class and the unique style will make your garden stand out. These garden water founatins will drawn everyones attention to your garden which will no longer just be a small outside space. With one of our stone fountains your garden can be what you make it.

If you would prefer something  a little larger if you have a bigger garden space, then one of our feature stone fountains would be great. These garden water fountains are based on various fountain centre pieces within a two tiered base pool, making them really look the part. Sometimes, when we have a large garden space, it’s hard to know what to do with it all. Don’t waste your outdoor space, it is a blank canvas of potential. These garden water fountains are so beautiful it will become the whole centre piece of your garden and will create a garden to be proud of. There will be nothing plain, uninspiring and empty about your garden with ones of these beautiful fountains. Not only do they look the part, but they also create a fantastic atmosphere and feel to your garden that really gives it the edge. Sit and watch the fountain for hours and be transported to a whole new world of tranquillity.

If you would prefer something a little more subtle but with all the wow factor and appeal, then choose from one of our in ground stone fountains. This piece will blend in with your surroundings., ideal if you don’t want to distract from the hard work and time you have spent on your outdoor space. Instead, this piece will compliment all the effort that has been put into your garden.

To see more of our range of stone fountains, explore our website today.

Place bird food around your water fountains this winter

The winter period can often take its toll on our gardens. The icy, bitter and wet weather means the garden becomes the least favourite part of our home as we reside indoors by the comfort of the fire. The result is an uninspiring, uncared for outdoor space for the forseeble winter months. If this is the case, you are missing out on months of enjoyment and beauty you can derive from your winter garden! Winter is a delightful season which can really compliement the beauty of your outdoor space with its sparkling frosty touch and bronze, warm colours. It has to be said, one of the best things about our garden in the winter time is the wildlife it attracts. The winter months see a swarm of unique and colourful birds visiting our lawns in search of food. Make sure their visit isn’t a brief one by selecting one of our water fountains from Geoff’s Garden Ornaments.

We have a wide selection of fantastic water fountains that can become the heart of your garden this winter and keep the life flowing through it! By placing some bird food around these garden water fountains, you will have a variety of breeds of wonderful winter birds gathering around! Take for example, the nations favourite; the Robin. This little bird with it’s familiar red breast will warm your hearts this winter and bring a touch of festive cheer. If you feed this bird, he is sure to return all winter long and your new water fountain will be his number one place to be. This can be a very tame and friendly bird who will happily sit and eat alongside you as you sit on the edge of the garden fountains and admire the new guests! He will also happily eat out of your hand which is sure to bring the pleasure and enjoyment back to your garden this winter.

The robin is not the only visitor you will have to garden water fountains this winter. Another bird you may have the pleasure of admiring on your water fountains is the blue tit which is popular for its winter appearences. The vibrant, bright bird can bring some colour and cheer back into your dull, lifeless outdoor space. It really will be a striking sight to look out of your window this winter to the sight of these birds decorating your garden water fountains with a splash of colour. If you’re lucky the Great Tit will also make an appearance for even more eye grabbing and boastful colours.

If you want to add even more atmosphere to the winter season, then attracting blackbirds to your garden fountains with bird food is a great idea. This will have them emitting their delightful fluting tunes all winter long making the winter months seem less harsh and aggressive.

By adding some bird feed to water fountains this winter you will have even more birds to admire. If you like the thought of seeing a beautiful range of birds decorating your new garden feature, then visit our website to choose from our fantastic range of premier garden fountains today.

Attract birds this winter by keeping garden water fountains ice free

There’s no denying garden water fountains look great. Stone water features can add a touch of class to an area which otherwise would have been rather plain as they provide an impressive focal point. However, at Geoffs Garden Ornaments, we bet after you installed yours you suddenly found yourself as hosts to many types of birds and other wildlife. Keeping your feature at its best will not only ensure it looks great for years to come thus prolonging its life, it also helps the feature to become a regular stop off point for wildlife. They soon learn where to go for their trusty source of food and water and will keep coming back. So how can you keep your water feature at its best throughout the year? Here’s a few tips.

In summer, the biggest concern is keeping garden water fountains full of water. We would recommend checking the water levels every day during periods of water drought and when rain is not expected for some time. It’s important not to let your water feature dry out. Birds also prefer fresh clean water so it’s great to keep the pump running at times throughout the day to air the water, and any fresh water added will only help.

You may find yourself spending the most time caring for your water feature in the winter. In the UK especially, we appear to be getting more and more snow each year and freezing conditions make it very hard for wildlife to survive through the harsh season. We know how we feel when we’re nice and warm and then drink an ice cold drink – it sends shivers through our bodies and birds are no different. Trying to drink from ice cold streams or even the snow can raise their metabolism and cool their tiny little bodies at a time when conserving heat is imperative. To help keep your water features ice-free, try keeping fountains running through the day. Alternatively, place floating balls in the water. As the balls move around the water in the breeze, it will help prevent a complete ice covering. One great tip to help bring the birds back each day would be to pour warm water into the feature at a regular time each day. Birds will soon learn what time of day this is done and will fly in for a drink and wash soon after.

Here at Geoffs Garden Ornaments we have a fantastic selection of garden water fountains for you to choose from. As you can see, stone water features are a great way to attract birds and other wildlife throughout the year. If you’re looking for that something special for your garden, visit our website today.

Why Garden Fountains Are Good for You

Listening to the sound of gently moving water is very relaxing. You do not even have to be sitting outside in your garden but could have the kitchen window or patio doors open on a summer’s day to appreciate the soothing sound. The worries of a stressful day can float away as you sit calmly winding down and listening to the music of the water and the wildlife that is attracted to it.

We know that we find running water relaxing, but it can have many other health benefits too, new research shows. Garden fountains create negative ions in the air around them which, it is believed, may neutralise impurities caused by traffic pollution. Cleaner air will be of benefit to your physical health, of course, but it is also thought to be of benefit to your mental health. Some research suggest that those negative ions will also improve your mood by raising the brain’s serotonin levels. Serotonin has long been recognised as the hormone that governs your mood. Low levels are associated with depression and anxiety. If you suffer from low moods, anxiety or depression, it may help to raise your serotonin levels. An increase in serotonin is also believed to lead to increased energy levels and may even help relieve migraine headaches.

Garden fountains make you feel better but they also make your garden look better. Stone fountains in particular will make an attractive focal point. You might want to consider placing one in a forgotten corner of your garden and so giving it a new lease of life. On the other hand, garden fountains can be a great asset if placed close enough to your house to be heard from an open window. Do not underestimate the wealth of colour and life it will bring to your garden. Birds, dragon flies and butterflies will all be attracted to it in the summer months.

Outdoor fountains are easy to install and will not increase your water bills by any significant amount. In fact, they are very economical to run because they do not use very much water at all, instead constantly recirculating a small amount. They come in many different designs and you are sure to find one that suits your taste and budget.

If you would like to install a water garden feature, please look around our site or contact one of our helpful team for advice.

Garden Water Fountains Are a Must-Have Garden Feature

Anyone who has sat beside a water feature will know just how relaxing the sound of running water can be. The soothing sound of flowing water will relieve the pressures of a stressful day. For many of us the idyll is to sit beside a stream, far away from the hectic noise of urban life. That might seem an impossible dream but it is possible to bring moving water into even the smallest of outdoor spaces. Garden water fountains are easy to install and will bring movement and life to your garden. The sound of the water will also counteract the unwelcome noise of traffic.

Flowing water may have other benefits. Moving water can create negative ions which may clean the air around them, neutralising impurities caused by pollution. Cleaner air is healthier for you physically, of course, but did you know that negative ions can also improve your mood by increasing serotonin levels in the brain? Serotonin is often referred to as the feel-good hormone and having low levels of it can lead to depression and anxiety. An increase in serotonin leads to increased energy and may even help to relieve migraines. When considering where to place garden water fountains, you may want to look at putting one near a space where you can sit comfortably in order to maximise its benefits or even to practise yoga.

Garden water fountains bring other advantages. They will attract wildlife and provide a focal point. Birds and dragonflies will be drawn to them, bringing colour and life. You will be able to enjoy watching the wildlife that comes to your garden throughout the year and know that you are providing a valuable source of water for a range of creatures.

There is no need to worry about water being wasted or receiving high water bills either. Garden water features are actually very economical to run because they use very little water as it is constantly recirculated. The movement also means that the water remains free of bacteria, unlike that in deep pools. Deep water also brings danger for young children and should not be considered if your garden is easily accessible to toddlers and infants.

Stone fountains can be found in varying sizes and designs — some modern and some traditional. Wherever you choose to place your garden water fountains, you can be sure that they will make your outdoor space very special.

For more information, please feel free to contact a member of the team.

The Transforming Powers of Garden Water Fountains

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.

Please contact a member of our team if you need more information.

Stone Fountains Make Wonderful Garden Features

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.

Garden Water Fountains Make a Garden

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.

Redesign your garden this winter with one of our beautiful garden fountains

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.