Have you ever walked through a public park and seen the beautiful garden fountains they have in them? Have you stopped to sit beside the trickling water, closing your eyes and listening while imagining that you are sitting beside a beautiful stream in the wood? Did it soothe and relax you? Did you fall asleep, or almost fall asleep in public, only to wake and find that everyone is staring at you because you were drooling or snoring? How embarrassing. Did you wish that you could have something like this in your own backyard so that you could enjoy it any time you wanted on any day of the week? Well, be embarrassed no more, quit wishing and decide to buy your own garden fountain for your yard or garden. Here are a few tips to help you out with your purchase.
Garden fountains come in a large range of sizes, shapes, styles, and budgets. They are perfect for any size yard or wallet. You just need to decide how much you have to spend, what you want, and how it will fit in your yard. You don’t want to pick a large water fountain if you have a small yard as it will overwhelm your yard. Instead, take a moment to stand in your yard and eye the landscape. You will want to notice not only how large or small your yard is, but also any gardens you might have as well.
There are a few things you need to decide about an outdoor water fountain beside the size and style of it. You will also want to consider how heavy the fountain may be and if you want a wall fountain or one that sits on the ground. If you choose a wall fountain, you can get most any type of material from glass to stainless steel and from copper to stone. If you choose to have a garden fountain that sits on the ground, you have many different styles to choose from ranging from a little boy peeing in the pond to more sedate styles like ponds. It all depends on your own style and personality.
If you are an older person, especially if you are installing the garden fountain yourself or you think you might want to move it later on, then you need to consider how heavy the garden fountain will be. If, however, you know where you want your garden fountain to go and do not feel the need to ever change it, or you are younger and more strong, then you will not have to worry about the weight of the fountain as much. Still, there are many fountains that are very heavy and will take at least two people to carry them, so choose wisely. You don’t want to be living alone, decide you want to change where your garden fountain is sitting, only to not be able to move it without waiting for someone else to come over and help.
You can use an outdoor water fountain as a bird bath alone or you can use it to highlight your garden. If you have children, they might enjoy the hanging wall fountains or the pond fountains so that they can get wet during the hot summer months. If you are choosing one for your garden, again make sure that the width and height of the water fountain will compliment your garden instead of overwhelming it. Sure, your water fountain may still have that relaxing sound but you won’t be able to relax if you think your yard or garden looks awful.
No matter what type of garden fountain you decide to purchase, if you make the right decisions on the size and weight, you will not be disappointed in the affect it will have on not only the appearance of your yard, but your health as well. You will be more relaxed and if you put if close to your bedroom, where you can hear the sounds of water trickling at night, you will have a more restful sleep.
So stop putting this off. Take a look at your yard, decide on what you want and what you and your yard can handle, then go out and purchase it. You will be very happy that you did.