The Fountain Choice: Which One Works Best

Garden fountains will bring style and elegance to a setting, a wonderful addition to any outdoor setting. The excitement of a garden fountain is that there are so many options to choose from. There are large estate fountains, small pedestal fountains, and stunning wall fountains, among many others. You can get the most from your fountain by finding the perfect location for it. 
Your landscape is comprised of many different areas, and not all of them are suitable for a garden fountain. Choosing the right location from the beginning is essential to avoiding issues later on. Planning ahead helps you to create a lasting impression without any problems. 

Determining the perfect location for your fountain is important because it will help you determine what type of fountain you need. You may have initially planned for a specific fountain, but upon planning out the site and really looking at the landscape, you may find that a different type of fountain will work better. The size of the planter will also play an important factor. Just because your garden setting is large, does not mean that a large fountain is the best choice for your setting. Researching your area and determining what look is best for your setting, will save you time in determining the right fountain for your space. 

Giving the proper thought to the perfect placement for your water feature is important. The placement of your fountain will determine the longevity f the fountain and how well it will run. When choosing a location, be sure to consider the amount of sun, the winter conditions, and the slope of the fountain. The fountain should also be placed where it can be easily viewed, as this is the primary reason for adding a fountain. 

The perfect location for your fountain is a place where it gets moderate sunlight. Too much sunlight causes the excess growth of bacteria as well as will cause evaporation much faster. This causes more time and effort on your part. Constant bright sunlight will also have an effect on the finish of your fountain, as it can fade the color. It is important to consider the slope of your landscape as well. Fountains need to be installed on flat ground to make sure the water flow works properly, on a slope it may not work correctly. The fountain you choose dependent on your landscape. Your setting may not be suitable for a wall fountain, or a large garden fountain. A smaller garden fountain may be a more suitable and maintainable water feature. You may have envisioned a grand fountain in the center of your setting, but the landscape may be more conducive to add the fountain to a place where it does not receive full sunlight. If part of the property has a deep slope, you may need to reconsider the placement of the fountain.  Finally, determine the overall look you are trying to achieve, this will help you choose the right fountain. 

Adding the right fountain to the right place has been done for thousands of years dating back to ancient civilizations.  The idea of water in motion has always been an appealing factor to human nature. Fountains create an artistic appeal and contain a soothing quality at the same time. Therefore, spending the time to really understand your landscape and where to place your water feature will be very rewarding once the whole process is complete.