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What to Consider Before Installing a Water Fountain

Water Features | October 6, 2022
Water Fountain

From large ecosystem ponds to small water fountains, water features are a great way to enhance the appeal and comfort of your backyard or any other area of your property. While there are many different options for water features, it can be difficult to determine which is best for your yard, preferences, and budget. If you are looking for a low-maintenance way to enjoy the sound and beauty of running water in your yard, a small or large decorative fountain may be the perfect solution. To ensure that your fountain is the perfect addition to your property, it is important to consider several elements before contacting a professional to design and install it. That is why the experts at Fontana Ponds & Water Features have provided some information to help you understand what to consider before installing a water fountain on your property.

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3 Factors to Consider for Water Fountains

Before contacting a professional to design and install your water fountain, it is important to consider the following elements:

1. The Amount of Space You Have

The most important factor to consider is the amount of space you have in your backyard or preferred fountain location. If you choose a fountain that is too large for your space, you will drastically reduce the flow, functionality, and comfort of your yard. Alternatively, if you choose a small fountain as a decorative focal point for a large yard, it may not stand out the way you want it to. A professional can work with you to determine the ideal water fountain for the amount of space you have, ensuring optimal appeal and functionality.

2. Your Aesthetic Preferences

From urns and bowls to boulders and smaller rocks, water fountains can be created with various materials to create an appealing design. To ensure that you are completely satisfied with the design of your water fountain, it is important to consider your aesthetic preferences. For example, if you prefer a more natural look, you may opt for boulders or small rocks instead of urns and bowls. Alternatively, if you want your fountain to stand out in your yard, an urn or bowl may be the better choice.

3. Other Landscaping Features

While water fountains are beautiful on their own, they truly shine when surrounded by other landscaping features like gardens, pathways, stonework, and patios. Consider framing smaller fountains with vibrant gardens to maximize their appeal or surrounding a large fountain with decorative stone pavers or pathways to make it a focal point for your yard. Considering your existing landscaping features is also important, as a new water fountain can detract from other elements of your yard if it is not placed in the right location.

To learn more about our water feature design and installation services, get in touch with the team at Fontana Ponds & Water Features. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding your project.


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