Many homeowners love the sight and sound of water in their landscape. The sound of water naturally relaxes us and adds a visual and auditory depth and beauty to the garden that is difficult to achieve any other way. Fountains add life to a gardening space. When planning a fountain for your landscape, there are a few things to keep in mind. Of course, you want to have accessibility to electricity.
Here are several thoughts to keep in mind when looking for the perfect spot for a fountain:
proximity to your outdoor seating so you'll enjoy it
if you have street noise, where it could go to help mask that
the types of plants near the fountain, to be sure you don't have leaves dropping on it in fall, for example
the style of your house and garden
how much time you're willing to put in to maintain a fountain- some take more effort than others
if there are any children nearby and their safety
Fountains look wonderful as a focal point in a garden. They can be in a prominent place, such as right at your front entry, or nestled in front of a landscape near your back patio. They can be almost any shape or size. Consider the weight of the fountain you're purchasing to make sure you can move it if necessary.
It's important to have your fountain compliment your home or garden, even if it is the focal point in the space. It needs to shine and look like it belongs, not stick out like a sore thumb.
When thinking about a style of fountain, consider the style of your garden. If you're unsure of your garden's style, look to your home's exterior. Do you have a very traditional, symmetrical exterior? A more traditional looking fountain would compliment it. If your home's exterior is mid-century modern, you could look for a fountain that is architectural or modern in shape and style. A cottage style home looks amazing with several different styles of fountains that lean to be traditional or transitional. It's important to have your fountain compliment your home or garden, even if it is the focal point in the space. It needs to shine and look like it belongs, not stick out like a sore thumb.
Make sure when installing a pump for your fountain, that you take into account the size of your fountain. Too powerful of a pump in a smaller fountain will lead to water splashing all over and out of the fountain. Many landscapers will assist with installing fountains and can help you achieve the look you're wanting. We have an abundance of fountains to choose from here at the nursery and are happy to assist you and answer further questions about where to place one in your particular garden.