Adding Beauty with Garden Fountains

Garden fountains can add beauty to any lawn or garden. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs. Finding a specific one that works for your lawn or garden depends on what type of features you want to incorporate. Some people will want to have the largest one, to make it the focal point of the space. Other people will want to incorporate smaller ones into already luscious flower gardens to add additional charm.

When deciding to incorporate garden fountains, it is important to determine the size of the space being used. If you are starting a new project, one of the easiest things to do is measure out the space and outline it with wooden stakes. Next, run a string from stake to stake. This will help to give you a visualization of the space. From this, make a sketch of the planned space and determine what types of plants, flowers or trees you want in each area. Then determine if you want to use a large fountain or several small fountains. Sketch those onto the paper. Once you have your sketch completed, use wooden states and string to section off each sub-area. The next step is to prepare the area and install the fountain first.

The types of garden fountains you want to use will determine what preparations you need to make, like digging a hole or creating tiered levels. If you are digging down into the ground you will want to make sure that you create a hole with at least an additional six inches all the way around. Once the fountain is put into position you will want to make sure it is level. Once it is leveled, then you can use sand, concrete, or dirt to fill in around the fountain and secure it in place.

Once you have your finished installing your fountain, you will want to make sure it works before adding flowers and plants to the space. If you are planting trees in the space, make sure they are far enough away that future root growth will not interfere with the fountain. Garden fountains require little maintenance once installed, as long as they are used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Having a nice landscaped space not only adds value to your home, but creates an area of relaxation and enjoyment for many years to come. It’s not only a good investment in your home, but a good investment in your quality of life.