A beautiful outdoor garden becomes even more attractive when it has been accentuated with such items as outdoor fountains. The fountain may be only one or there may be several of them. It all depends on the degree or the atmosphere of serenity that you want to create, and the subsequent availability of resources. When creating these fountains, it is important for you to consider the twin elements of design and imagination.
Some thoughts should be very helpful before you choose from the many available designs. One option is going for those fountains that can hang freely on the exterior wall. Another one is selecting a free standing stone. Other styles include fiberglass fountains, birdbaths and waterfall outdoor styles.
Many outdoor fountain lovers choose the Greco-Roman styles instead of Classicism styles which they find rather ubiquitous. Classicism styles are also very often associated with spaces without stress as well as many forms of meditation. Buddha fountains are the ideal option for you if you want a highly meditative environment with an oriental touch to it.
Modern pieces are another way out of your dilemma. They differ in styles and you may have to consider the space of your garden before adopting a specific modern style. Many modern outdoor fountain styles emphasize naturalness and serenity. The main consideration is to determine whether or not you will be able to maintain the fountain for the longest period of time. Of course your personal or family taste will be the main overriding consideration.
A special case should be made on those outdoor garden fountains that are mounted on walls. These can turn a garden into a sanctuary. The first step is of course planting the flowers that you are interested in. Arrange the shrubs, flowers and bushes in their respective spaces in order to end up with a really pleasant look. The fountain can then be mounted ensuring it blends in with the plants as they grow.
A mounted outdoor fountain is ideal for people who want an effect that is quite more aesthetically appealing than conventional fountains. Of course this depends on individual tastes. The serenity of the fountain can be greatly enhanced if you were to use fiberglass and cast stone concrete as the primary materials. Sandstone finishes work best for fiberglass models. They weigh less and hence cheap to ship and are not prohibitively expensive. Plus they come in an infinite array of styles such that they can be customized in order to meet your specifications.
Many outdoor fountains are easy to install and therefore don’t require the services of a professional. When decorating the garden, make sure that both the hosing and the pump are completely concealed. It only takes creativity in order to come up with beautifully decorated gardens with the help of fountains.
Consider the fountain’s dimensions. The fountain should neither be too small or too large for your garden. It should also be such that it is easy to maintain. The basin should be kept free from debris that may accumulate with time. The pump should be removed during winter and kept dry.