TIPS: For Adding A Garden Fountain!
Tips for Adding a Garden Fountain
If you love the sounds of streams or trickling water, fountains are a great way to emulate that sound in your home and garden! Few things bring that calm, relaxing feeling like the sound of gentle running water. Fountains harness water's therapeutic benefits and bring a gorgeous addition to your landscape!
Plan for water: You will have to refill your fountain with water occasionally, depending on its size. Make are you have access to a spigot, which makes refilling a little easier!
Make a footing: Water wont flow properly from a fountain that isn't level and you can't expect it to stay level if you just put it on any patch of turf. Make sure the ground is level wherever you want to put it!
Centerpiece: Large fountains are hard to miss from anywhere in the yard. A traditional multi-teared fountain is great for a formal design and larger properties with maybe intersecting pathways it can be placed in the middle of.
Illuminate the water that comes out of your fountain with a blast of light by upgrading it with an LED fixture! Adding light to the water extends the time that you will be able to enjoy your fountain in those spring and summer nights when you're enjoying a night outside.
Fountains are generally easy to maintain but you can stay ahead of common upkeep issues that may arise with your fountain fixtures with these few tips! Keep them filled with debris-free water during season so the pump doesn't burn out.
Leaves: When deciding where to place your fountain in your yard, consider the location near deciduous trees because of the leaves that will fall off in autumn. Remove them from your fountain before they settle inside the lowest tier where the pump can suck them in and potentially clog the fountain.
Freezing water: Before the first frost, drain and vacuum the basins and bring the pump indoors. You don't want water to freeze inside your fountain, potentially harming the structure as a whole.
Water Evaporation: Water will evaporate faster in smaller fountains versus the larger ones, so make sure you're checking the water level after a full 8 hours of use.