Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Garden with a Feature Fountain

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There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in your garden on a sunny afternoon listening to the soothing sound of water. The calming noise has been used for decades for meditation and selling recordings have become big business.

But you can create this atmosphere in your garden with a feature fountain.

If your back garden has seen better days and you’re fed up with a boring square of lawn surrounded by shrubs, then add some class with a fountain.

There are thousands of different water fountains and features to suit every size, shape and style of garden. From a palatial marble circular fountain to a natural, slate rock spring you can find the perfect design to give your plot the wow factor.

For a wild, English country garden feel, consider an outdoor fountain cascading over slate or York stone. This natural design gives an untamed feel to your garden and when set against a backdrop of lush green plants it can create a beautiful feature.

Planting wildflowers and scented foliage, such as lavender or jasmine, will give your garden a mysterious and interesting atmosphere.

If you want a more formal garden, then a classic three-tiered fountain will add that touch of class. Not only will you get the amazing sound of water falling from the round tiers, you will also see it pooling in the main bowl below. It also makes an excellent bird bath and can encourage wildlife into your garden.

These fountains work really well set against well-edged flowerbeds bordering a lawn and come in several different sizes to fit your garden. They can even be set up in the middle of a lawn to break up the wide expanse of grass.

But why stop there? Outside fountains come in a wide range of whacky designs which will give your grounds a unique feel. Sculptures of figures or mythical creatures, barrels and water jugs or even working water mills can all be added to your design to create the look you want.

And fountains not only add beauty to your garden during the day. At night, some fountains can be lit up with built-in lights to brighten your garden and with developments in solar power, many of the new style fountains don’t need to be connected to the mains to use the lights or power the fountain.

Some lights can even be projected onto the fountain itself, creating stunning patterns in the rippling water. Others are fitted with colour changing LEDs so the soft glow changes in a rhythmic pattern.

And fountains don’t have to stand alone. Fit one into an existing pond to not only add a pretty feature to the water but also add oxygen and prevent it from stagnating.

So if you’re looking for a way to brighten up your garden then consider an outdoor fountain. The wide range and many different styles mean you are sure to find something that suits your home and your budget.

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  • Candace Osmond