A garden fountain is an outdoor garden decor that is becoming popular. It can turn the garden into space that individuals can enjoy while relaxing. Different individuals have different tastes and therefore choosing the right fountain for the garden decor is a personal preference. However, for the landscaping to be successful, some factors should be put into consideration before setting up a garden fountain. Below are some of them.
Consider the Source of Power
Garden fountains have various power options, and the most common ones are hardwired and solar powered. Hardwired fountains draw their source of power from an electric power source. Licensed electricians are often contracted to install a hardwired garden fountain because it is considered an addition to the home’s electrical grid. Solar powered, on the other hand, are the most common ones because they are not too technical. They do not need electricity supply because the solar panels provide enough power for the pumps to work effectively.
Consider the Source of Water
Most garden fountains are connected to the home’s water supply. They, therefore, have a continuous supply of water as long as the water is turned on. In addition to this, there are small fountains that can be filled using a water hose thus there is no need for a permanent connection. However, they do not to be checked regularly to ensure that they have a sufficient amount of water at all times.
Consider the Lighting Options
Most people want their fountains to be seen and enjoyed. If you plan to spend some of your evenings in your yard, keep in mind that it gets dark. You should, therefore, consider lighting options that will help you to focus on your fountain. Some fountains have lights with them, but with some, you have to place the lights on them. Again, the lighting options are a personal preference. If you like a bright yard, bright lighting options are ideal for you. However, if you prefer it dull, you should get colored lighting because they are not bright.
Consider the Location of the Fountain
This is one of the most important things to keep in in mind. Large fountains, for instance, should not be placed against anything because you will require full access to the fountain. Small fountains, on the other hand, should not be placed on places that have greenery or any objects that may block them. Moreover, their power source is an electrical supply; they should be put along electrical connections.