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Choosing a Garden Fountain

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Choose From Several Types of Fountains to Add Beauty to Your Garden

It can be easy to spend the majority of time decorating your garden with flowering blooms, charming sculptures, and trailing vines. Take a moment to consider adding the special touch of a garden fountain to your backyard paradise. Watch it transform an ordinary garden into a magical oasis with the gentle sound of flowing water.

Bubbling Fountains

Gentle bubbling cascading fountains are the most commonly seen in gardens due to their versatility and easy to place size. Look for these types of fountains in a myriad of styles from barrel fountains, to glazed pots to stone planters. A bubbling fountain can look right at home amongst your other garden decorations.

Tiered Fountains

Tiered Fountains

Also known as spilling fountains, this style has endured in popularity for hundreds of years. It lends itself to being the centerpiece of your garden and can take a little more work to design and maintain depending on how ornate you would like it to be. It can be as simple as a pedestal stand-alone style, or as grand as a large pool with multiple tiers. Keep in mind that these kinds of fountains will deliver more vigorous water sound, the bigger they are.

Solar Water Fountain

Solar Garden Fountains

These types of fountains have the versatility of going anywhere without being restricted to an electric source. Many solar fountains have a long solar cord that can be placed in a sunny location even when you place the fountain in a shaded area. There are many style options to choose from and can make designing your garden an easy and enjoyable exercise.

Disappearing Fountain

Disappearing Fountain

These types of fountains seem to disappear into the space around them. The water reservoir is hidden beneath the ground out of sight, so there is no open pond or basin, making it a good choice whenever there are small children around. It is particularly easy to care for since water doesn’t pool, algae doesn’t grow and there is no place for dirt or leaves to accumulate.

Wall Water Fountain

Wall Fountain

Small spaces, such as courtyards or entryways, are ideal places for a wall fountain. Choose one that fits nicely on the wall space you have available. Usually, there are options that are either freestanding or mounted. Either way, it can be lovely to add the relaxing sound of water in a small space. Add an outdoor accent light to spotlight your wall fountain in the evening for a beautiful effect.

12 thoughts on “Choosing a Garden Fountain

  1. We have been redoing the landscape of our yard, and I would like to add a fountain to it as well. I have never picked one out before, and I need advice on the different ones. I like how you pointed out that when it comes to getting a bubbling fountain, that there are benefits that will come along with it. It will be nice to have one that we can place and possibly to move around.

  2. I absolutely love the look that water fountains give to gardens! It is one of my hobbies to work out in the garden, and I think it is time that I put a fountain outside. I really want to look more into these solar fountains so that I don’t have to rely completely on an electrical outlet closeby. However, if I put one closer to my home, it shouldn’t be too big of an issue. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. I like that you brought up that the bigger a tiered fountain is, the louder it will be. I’ve always loved the love of tiered water fountains and I have always wanted one in my own yard. Now that I’ve moved to a new home, I think that I’ll finally be able to get one.

  4. I like that you provided some types of water fountains to choose from that would certainly add beauty to your garden such as the tiered fountains. This type of water fountain can surely catch the attention of your guests and visitors especially with its intricate design. You may want to consider installing one right at the center of your garden to make it the center of attention. If I were to purchase my own water fountain, I would make sure to keep this in mind. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the comment Bobby, great suggestion!

  5. The most interesting part of your article for me is when you talked about how you can consider adding solar fountains in your garden that offers many style options to choose from which can make your garden designing an easy and enjoyable exercise. I’m on my 1-month vacation, and I’m looking to decorate our garden. It’s important for me to enjoy every bit of my vacation, so it’s important for me to ensure that I’ll have fun decorating our garden. My goal is to achieve a great looking garden, so it’s good to know that Solar fountains have a lot of styles to choose from. I will make sure to consider all your tips.

  6. Thanks for explaining some things to think about when picking a garden fountain. I like the idea of a bubbling one, especially since they can be easy to place. I wonder if you could frequently change the location of these, especially if you like a change in scenery often.

    1. Hi Taylor, we are glad you found our post helpful. As for frequently moving your fountain, I guess it depends on the size and specific locations. Some people create an ‘environment’ around the fountain, but I like the idea of changing it up!
      Thanks for sharing,
      Your Country Door Team

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  8. I love the idea of a tiered fountain because that’s when you really get that stronger water sound, like you said. I find the sound of flowing water to be extremely calming and am hoping to add a fountain to my garden, both for me and potentially as a little place the birds can hop around in. It may take some extra effort to design as you mentioned, but I think the elegance that it adds to a garden is worth it.

  9. Wow, I did not realize that there were so many different kinds of water fountains that you could choose from for your garden. The solar ones seem like they would be interesting since they do not have to be near a power source. I imagine that that would open up a ton of opportunities for where you could place the water fountain in relation to your landscaping.

    1. Hello Duncan,
      Thank you for your comment. Yes, solar offers a lot of options, though it is important to remember that you will want to place it in a location where it can get some good sunlight for power. Outdoor spaces with a water feature a nice element that can create a peaceful oasis!
      Warmest Wishes,
      Your Country Door Team

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