Where did Landscape Fountains Begin?

Where did Landscape Fountains Begin? The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs nearby. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or shoot high into the air. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often used by Romans to decorate their fountains.Landscape Fountains Begin? 30378079192252114.jpg During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by including decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the nineteenth served only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.

Setting up a Water Fountain In Smaller Gardens

Setting up a Water Fountain In Smaller GardensSetting Water Fountain Smaller Gardens 4769861186609172246.jpg The reflective properties of water means it can make small spaces look larger than they are. In order to achieve the optimum reflective properties of a water element or fountain, it is best to use dark materials. Use underwater lights, which come in many different designs and colors, to display your new feature at night. Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lights during the night. Natural treatments use them because they release a calming effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

The greenery in your backyard is the perfect place to place your water feature. Your pond, man-made river, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s interest. Water features make great additions to both large gardens or small patios. The ambience can be significantly altered by placing it in the best place and using the right accessories.

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