If you’re looking for a great water feature to install in a home you have just bought or built, then consider outdoor fountains as one of your potential options. Outdoor fountains can look really great on any home and depending on whether you have it installed in the front yard, the back yard or any other part of the garden, it will give off a certain atmosphere that is hard to beat. The benefits to having an outdoor fountain in your home far outweigh the disadvantages and for a little bit of extra maintenance every year, you can have something that is truly beautiful to behold and that will captivate your family, guests and friends.
Private and intimate fountains in the back garden
A lot of people will prefer to have their outdoor fountains installed in the back yard for reasons of privacy and intimacy. Without a doubt, one of the most soothing and relaxing ways to enjoy your garden is in the presence of a fountain. You can set up garden parties and barbecues in the back and have the added enjoyment of a beautiful fountain with running water.
Front yard fountains for displaying grandeur
Outdoor fountains which are installed in your front yard give off a different character and are more for display and creating an air of grandeur about your property that can be seen from the street. Generally, people don’t have barbecues and garden parties in their front yards, so outdoor fountains around the front tend to be more imposing, graceful and elegant. They can be in classical, gothic or baroque style and will be the ultimate centerpiece to your front garden, looking best when they are in the presence of neatly trimmed hedges or bushes, beautiful flowers and shaped trees.
Maintaining your outdoor fountains
It’s important to maintain your outdoor fountains and keep them in top shape. This extends not just to the fountain and the pipes, but also to the water quality. You will need to decide whether you want the water to be drinkable or not, even if it’s just for animals or birds. If so, you will need to use municipal water and regularly clean and filter the fountain. If you don’t care too much about it being used as drinking water, you can install your own tank that recycles the water (this is much better for the environment and doesn’t waste water at all).