Since antiquity, fountains have always captured the imagination of people and have always been symbols of beauty and joy. They are thought to have originated in Babylon. Fountains were highly praised in ancient Greece and Rome.
Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful artistic objects in present-day Rome is the Trevi Fountain, built in 1762 by Niccolò Salvi. The magnificent fine sculptures in it, are the work of Pietro Brači.
One of the symbols of modern Barcelona is the Montjuic fountain, which is a majestic blend of lights, colors and water rhythms.
Nowadays, fountains come with a variety of shapes and sizes .There are the large fountains, whose jets rise tens of meters, and then, there are those miniature fountains in offices and lobbies of hotels or office buildings.
How Should We Begin Building a Fountain in the Garden
• Choice of Location
One of the most important points to consider is where exactly the fountain will be situated. It needs to blend with the rest of the items that you have deployed in your garden. It is preferable to be noticeable when one enters the garden but the fountain should also be placed in such a manner not to obscure other landscape solutions. It would be nice to be seen even from the house, so that it brings people joy, when they are inside.
• Selection of the Size and Shape
There is a wide selection of fountains on the market, with various decorative shapes and nozzles, which can be adjusted to spray in a different way. The jet may fall in a small lake in the garden or it can flow down some small and medium size stones, intentionally located below it. That way, the water will drain through the stones in a tank, from where through a pump, will be pushed up again. Make your choice, according to your individual style and the place, where you will deploy the fountain.
• Material for the Fountain
You have a variety of options here. The best choice are natural stones. You can make a fountain from boulders, arranged on top of each other, in a way that a water pipe passes in the middle. You can also make a fountain of slabs, set slightly staggered. In this case, we recommend Ivailovgrad’s gneiss slabs which are a great solution, because of their strength and cold and moisture resistance.
The fountain can be placed in the middle of a small pond, which is then surrounded by stones. The possibilities are many; it all depends on your financial opportunities and how the fountain will look, in relation to your house and the other elements in your garden.
• Building the Fountain
Nowadays, the trend “do it yourself” is very fashionable. Yes, you can do it all yourself if you really want to; however, if you’re aiming at creating a fountain of a more complex shape or size, it is better to call a landscape professional for advice and help in its construction. This is something that will stay in your garden on a permanent basis, so it is better to spare no means to create the best fountain for your garden.
You could say that the fountain in the garden is like the icing on the cake. It is, therefore, desirable to consider all the steps: from the choice of location, size and shape of the fountain, to its professional creation. Let everyone, who visits your garden, enjoy its beauty and the gentle murmur of the falling water.