An outdoor water fountain always becomes the centre piece of a garden, catching everybody’s eyes and soothing their minds with the relaxing sound of flowing water. There are many different types of water fountains that you can install on your garden or backyard, so it’s easy to find a style that suits your lifestyle and the decorative style of your garden.
Stone Water Fountains
Stone fountains, from granite to marble or slate, are some of the most popular types of water fountains because of their relatively low cost and their durability. Correctly installed and maintained, a stone water fountain can last for decades, providing a refreshing place to rest in summer and attracting birds even during winter as they require a place to drink and bathe. You can choose between standalone models, such as those you would see on a park or public garden, or wall water features if you don’t have so much stuff but want to install a water fountain in your patio.
Pool fountains combine a pool and a water fountain, usually a tumbling cascade but sometimes upward high pressure sprays, to create a natural looking water feature. They don’t necessarily require a lot of space, though you will need the help of a landscaping expert to create the slated tiers that create the cascade. One of the major benefits of this type of water fountain is that you can have fish on it, such as goldfish, and even a small aquatic garden that will liven up your backyard and provide endless hours of relaxation to anybody who loves tending their garden.
Concrete Water Fountains
If you are after sculptural designs, such as birds, mermaids or angels, concrete water fountains come in a variety of shapes, both painted and sealed with a transparent resin. It is important to keep in mind, however, that this type of water fountain can be expensive and will last you for years, so choosing a design on the spur of the moment may not be a good idea. After all, if you later on decide to sell your house the new owner may not be so keen on the giant Mickey Mouse spiting water on the garden. In terms of versatility, concrete beats all other types of water fountains.
Resin and Fiberglass Water Fountains
While this sort of fountain used to look really fake, high quality models nowadays have become much more realistic and so popular. They look like concrete or stone from the distance, but they are still easy to distinguish from the real thing. However, they are quite cheaper than most other types of water fountains so if you are after a cheap water fountain you should look into those.
Depending on your budget and how much space is available, you will have to choose between the myriad types of water fountains until you find one that ticks all the boxes. You may also want to look into solar water fountains if you are worried about energy consumption, or even table top fountains suitable for outdoors use if you don’t have the space but love the idea of having a small fountain in your garden.
Category: Outdoor Fountains