Benefits of Installing Water Garden Fountains

There are many benefits to installing garden water fountains in your yard or garden area.  Some of them are as simple as the soothing sound of water, but others are as important as providing an area for pollinating birds to bathe themselves.  There is even the very real justification that it can increase the value of your home while improving the attractiveness of the yard.

With either the sound of a rushing waterfall or a light patter of rain, the sound of water has always been useful in helping people relax.  There are even meditation exercises that require the subject to imagine a still pond of water with a slow drip hitting.  Having a fountain in the yard can provide the relaxation benefits of the sound of running water.

The second benefit of having garden water fountains is that they provide bathing for many types of birds.  People think that having a bird bath is enough. However, the fact is that most bird baths are a single container with standing water.  The water must be changed on a regular basis or it can start to grow many types of bacteria and fungus. This can cause the water to smell and be more of a distraction than a pleasure. Additionally,  the stagnant water can actually harm the birds, causing disease and forcing the birds to find a new place to bathe.

Having a fountain is a great benefit to the wildlife in your yard.  Birds will appreciate the running water and will bathe with more frequency and for longer periods.  This will allow you time to view the birds and enjoy their presence.  It is also great for flowering plants, because the birds will pollinate the plants while in the garden.  This can cause flowering plants to produce more flowers over a longer period of time.

Finally, having garden water fountain can increase in the value of your home.  Water fountains add a peaceful sound to the garden and can even provide decorative accents to your home.  Fountains can be constructed out of a variety of materials to complement the look of the home.  Copper fountains, with their gradual patina of green, provide a European flair to the garden. A fiberglass fountain can be tinted to look like aged granite, providing a slightly medieval flair to an otherwise modern garden setting.

Enjoy the benefits of a garden fountain in your yard today!

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How to Select an Outdoor Fountain

The soothing sound of flowing water makes any space relaxing as well as attracting birds and other wildlife. Beatifying your garden is easier today with such a broad selection of fountain styles available for purchase. There are so many to select from that choosing the right one might be challenging. There are some facts that you should consider including size. For example, a large fountain could possibly not operate in some areas and a compact water fountain could get unnoticed in other areas.

Take time in your garden to consider the amount of space you will want to devote to your outdoor garden fountain. A large fountain can look stunning but may seem crowded in a tiny yard. Large areas often make large or more imposing water fountains appear well proportioned. Small space is actually a right area for an outdoor garden fountain. There may be a lot of small fountains which could appear as gorgeous and serene as a large fountain. If you do not possess a lot of floor space to place your fountain on you may possibly be interested in an Outdoor Garden Fountain that sits on a wall or on a stand. These may be a easy way to get the appearance of a large fountain without taking up a lot of space.

Style is essential as well. An Outdoor Garden Fountain will come in numerous different styles from traditional tiered to charming whimsical designs. If you need a sophisticated large fountain, there are several types offered. It is best to select how high you want your water fountain to be and regardless if you are interested in topping a large fountain with a statue or other more sculptural element just like a vase or obelisk.

Additionally, it is crucial that you think about the maintenance or upkeep of the Outdoor Garden Fountains. Actually, this will help you figure out the size of the fountain. For instance if you choose to obtain a huge or midsize fountain cleaning it may take a hour or two. However if you choose to purchase a small outdoor garden fountain then you know that protection or upkeep will be a lot easier.

Happy Shopping!

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Can a submersible pump be repaired?

Any damage to a powercord on a submersible pump is not repairable and is a safety hazard. Most impellers can be replaced but check with Customer Care to be sure you get the exact replacment. If your pump is tripping your GFCI outlet that usually means it is leaking voltage into the water and is a safety hazard, you should remove the pump and replace it immediately as this type of failure is not repairable.

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What percentage of the surface of my pond should be covered with plants? Why?

You should cover about 60% of your pond surface with floating plants and plants with floating foliage. Too much light penetrating the water surface causes an overgrowth of algae. In addition to blocking UV light plants compete for the same nutruients in the water as algae.

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Should I run my pond pump all year long?

Fish and other biological activity slow down drastically once water temps drop below 50 degrees F. You can continue to run pumps for water features like fountain nozzles and waterfalls as desired but the fish and natural bacteria do not need them to survive below this temperture. In spring time once water temps increase above 50 degrees F start all pumps and filters.

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Will freezing and thawing crack my preformed pond?

Because they’re made from high-molecular weight polyethylene, preformed ponds resist freezing, and withstand the pressure of frequent freezing and thawing.

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How much liner should I leave at the edge of a pond when I’m setting it up?

Before you purchase your liner, calculate an excess of at least 6-12″ of liner around the entire perimeter of the pond.

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How are PVC and EPDM liners different?

EPDM liners stay pliable in very cold temperatures because they are rubber based. EPDM liners are 45 mil think. However, PVC liners are lighter and easier to manipulate because they are plastic based. PVC liners are 20 mil thick.

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Can I use pool or roofing liner in my pond?

We never recommend pool and roofing liner for use in water gardens. These materials are not produced with fish safe material and may kill your fish, water plants and other aquatic life.

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