Your garden is a place that is full of beauty, life, and energy. One way that many people accentuate those features is by installing a garden fountain. There are a wide range of styles and designs to choose from, including wall fountains, tiered stone pieces, small tabletop units, and more. With the wide array of choices, it can be hard to decide on the right style for your personal space. A well-placed water feature can bring together the entire scene you’ve created, but the wrong choice can stick out and ruin the energy. There are many factors to consider, especially size, style, and material.
The size of your gardening space is probably the first thing you will want to consider. Do you have a small patio setup that may only allow for a small free-standing piece? Or maybe you have a large garden that can handle a grand, commanding centerpiece. When deciding on the size of your piece, be sure to choose something that complements your space. You want the fountain to accent the beauty and set the atmosphere. If you choose a fountain that is too large for your small space, it will be overwhelming. Alternatively, a piece that is too small for a large space will seem out of place. Avoid a setting that is awkward and distracting.
Cultivate a charming, comfortable setting. The style of fountain you choose plays a large role in creating that scene. If you have a large, classic garden, a tiered stone fountain could be a great choice. If there is a wall in your garden, there are also a wide range of wall mounted pieces that serve as a beautiful accent. For more contemporary styles, there are waterfalls and spillways that allow the water itself to serve as a work of art. Tabletop designs work for small settings that are accented with a stone table setting.
Before making a final decision, you should consider the material of your garden fountain, and your home’s climate. Fountains come in a wide range of materials, like stone, concrete, earthenware, glass, and more. Be sure that the piece you choose can handle the weather that your landscape will endure. Some materials need extra care or protection from winter weather. Once, you have chosen the style and material, be sure to look into taking care of your chosen material. There are several techniques and products available to maintain and preserve the various materials there are.
Your garden can be taken to the next level with one main addition. A perfectly placed water feature accents the visual, and creates an atmosphere that is soothing and welcoming. After you have examined the size of your space, and considered the style and material of your fountain, you can narrow down your decision. Your garden will be flowing with new energy in no time!