Outdoor fountains are an element that decorates green spaces. They certainly represent an ornamental motif that many wish to have in their garden, because they create a very particular atmosphere, but not everyone can install one, not having a sufficiently large space available.
Outdoor fountains can be classified into two categories: decorative fountains and fountains for ‘water’ use. The fountains used to embellish the garden represent only one reason for completing the green space. The large gardens are often ‘filled’ with tall trees, plants and flowers, but the corner dedicated to the dining area or around the pool is the most intimate area. An unused space, in this case, can be filled with the outdoor fountain.
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The outdoor fountains are made in different materials and shapes because the market in recent years has become increasingly demanding. The choice of material also affects the style of the garden: stone or concrete are the two most proposed alternatives. In both cases, these are two very resistant materials and therefore do not suffer damage, being among other things the fountains located outside. Stone is a natural material and often outdoor fountains made with this material have the tub entirely decorated by the work of skilled craftsmen, who sculpt it creating very particular motifs. Concrete is most suitable for large fountains; moreover, it is a material that lends itself to any shape, in fact you don’t have the problem of modeling it because you just need to create a cast of the desired structure.
In both cases, the ornamental outdoor fountains must be properly cleaned to prevent rainwater from dirtying them; they must be emptied periodically and perhaps left empty during the winter period.
The large outdoor fountains also allow you to create interesting water features, which with adequate lighting can create a truly exclusive relaxation corner. The outdoor fountains consist of a base and a tank that has the task of containing the water, depending on the models there can also be more than one tank, and other decorative motifs that could depict animals or whatever.
The outdoor fountains, also called “wall fountains”, represent a fountain with a completely different function from the one described above: they allow you to have a space in which drinking water flows. Very interesting is its presence in a garden that is very far from the house: it is used for the most varied uses and is very comfortable. Its structure, which can be made with the same materials as the outdoor fountains for ornamental use, as well as cast iron, consists of a base that supports either a column or a container, and a tap from which water flows. This outdoor fountain is placed next to a wall. The same model of outdoor fountain can be chosen in the version without support to the wall, and therefore placed in the center of a green space, a bit like public fountains.
The outdoor fountains in recent years, also following the outdoor trends, are also made with the use of synthetic materials such as plastic. Mostly they fit into fountains in the shape of waterfalls: the latter, instead of being made with stones, are made with molded and colored plastic in the shape of a stone. The water gushes from one floor to another, flowing slowly until it reaches a container basin.
While the ‘classic’ outdoor fountains are traditionally known for the classic gush of water, the latter represent flowing water reproducing natural waterfalls. It is very relaxing to listen to the flowing water: this is why the fountain becomes a pleasant element to admire, but also to listen to. Beyond the purely aesthetic fact, the flowing water reproduces a natural sound that integrates perfectly into the garden, and makes the atmosphere really very pleasant. Zen-style outdoor fountains perfectly show how this decorative element can also be something useful for our well-being; very simple and essential, they are represented by a small container, usually made of stone, where the water pours gushing, in some cases from a bamboo cane. Aquatic plants decorate this outdoor fountain, for us Italians certainly unusual and particular, but which is beginning to be very appreciated because, being an often small element, it also finds its place in gardens with somewhat reduced spaces. By using a Zen-style outdoor fountain, you must not give up the pleasure of flowing water because the space, albeit limited, allows you to create a conversation area next to this shower of water. The outdoor fountains, whatever the model chosen, always remain an element that enriches and makes a simple green corner more refined.
Do not do without advice, like the one you can find on this page, about the so-called outdoor fountains. If you are a lover of a similar element for the decor of your green corner, you will not be able to ignore some tips that we will try to provide you within this brand new page.
Specifically, we invite you to reflect on two crucial moments, which could affect their selection: first of all, always “protect” a certain stylistic coherence in choosing how to furnish your green corner, but above all make a clear and unequivocal decision among the fountains purely decorative and those that instead focus on their main functionality.