Adding a fountain to your garden, not only enhances the visual appeal of your garden but also evokes the senses. The sound of babbling water and the sight of a flowing stream of water ignites the inner consciousness of the human mind, bringing serenity and tranquility to the surroundings. While choosing a fountain for your garden, there are many factors to consider like size, cost, and material, among other things. Let’s look at each one of these factors in detail so that you can make a more defined decision while constructing your fountain
Size Does Matter
Before you embark on choosing your fountain, make sure you have the dimensions of your garden space. You don’t want to end up with an oversized or undersized, insignificant fountain piece. It is essential to draw up a fountain that is proportionate to the size of your garden.
The design of your fountain is purely a personal choice. However, you might want to consider certain external factors before you zero in on a particular fountain design. For example, if you are going to use your garden space as an entertainment venue then you might want a small water feature with the sound of smooth flowing water. This way, the sound of flowing fountain water may not drown the voices of your interacting guests. On the other hand, if you want to overshadow unwanted background sounds like traffic noise, you can consider a more powerful fountain with greater flow of water.
For an accurate decision on the right fountain design for your garden, you may want to consider calling professional landscaping experts like Natural waterfalls and Landscaping for all your fountain installation works. Natural Waterfalls and Landscaping is considered as one of the top waterfalls and natural landscaping companies in Qatar.
Material of Fountain Piece
Choosing the right material for your fountain is another important decision. It is important to know what type of stone or material your fountain is made up of. This is because the constant flow of water can erode certain materials faster than others. Also, since fountains are located outside, you must consider the influence of harsh weather conditions on the material of the fountain. Stone fountains are the most durable when it comes to fountain material. You can also choose metal fountains that work well too.
Fountains can be located anywhere in the garden. You can choose to place your fountain in the middle of the garden, in the corner or against a wall. Where you choose to place your fountain will also influence the design of your fountain. If you intend to place your fountain against a wall, you might want to choose a fountain that is square in shape rather than a round one.
Ease of maintenance is an important factor to consider before you choose a fountain piece for your garden. Different materials require different levels of maintenance. If you want a low maintenance fountain you can choose a fountain piece that is made of metal. Stone fountains on the other hand are more aesthetically appealing but require more maintenance and upkeep than metal fountains.
You must consider the amount you are willing to keep aside for setting up your fountain. The cost of fountain pieces vary from low to high budget pieces. Think about your budget and design your fountain accordingly.