Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012
Garden fountains and detail and a feeling of warmth to your landscaping. They make the area look elegant, yet inviting to explore. Garden fountains are generally made out of cast stone. They come in many sizes to accommodate any landscaping area you have available. There are several types of garden fountains to choose from. If you have limited space, consider a wall fountain.
The sky is the limit when it comes to the garden fountains available. Choose from a favorite animal or religious fountain. Women and children are also great garden fountain ideas. To add appeal to your garden fountain, select one that has a very detailed layout regardless of what it characterizes.
It is very easy to install your own garden fountain. You can purchase a complete set at any home improvement retail store or online. For those individuals who are creative and willing to tackle a challenge, you can build your own garden fountain rather than buying one that has been pre-fabricated.
You will want to install your garden fountain on a flat surface that is free of tree roots. This may require some leveling prior to set up. Place the pre-fabricated fountain in the exact spot you want it to be. Then trace around it. This will help you dig the hole properly for a good fit. Dig about two inches deeper than you need, then fill with two inches of sand base. Then simply slide the garden fountain into place.
You will need to add water to the garden fountain. They instructions for each particular fountain will provide you with the information on how to operate the pump as well as how much water to add. If you plan to add fish to your garden fountain, you will want to use proper chemicals to keep it clean that won’t harm the fish.
While garden fountains look elegant, you will be very surprised at how reasonably priced they are. You can get a magnificent looking garden fountain with all the necessities for less than $200. You can get a good idea of what is available you searching at your local home improvement store are surfing the internet.