Water Features
North New Hyde Park New York

Anglo Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century greatly modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Castles were more fundamental designs and often built on blustery hills, where their people devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, commonly situated in the widest, most fertile hollows. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was impracticable in these unproductive fortifications. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A significant terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A picturesque bowling green, enveloped in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

Rome’s Early Water Delivery Systems

Previous to 273, when the very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in Roma, citizens who lived on hills had to go even further down to gather their water from natural sources. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people living at higher elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. To provide water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they applied the new technique of redirecting the circulation from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. During its initial construction, pozzi (or manholes) were added at set intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. Whilst these manholes were developed to make it simpler and easier to maintain the aqueduct, it was also feasible to use buckets to remove water from the channel, which was carried out by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he bought the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. Despite the fact that the cardinal also had a cistern to accumulate rainwater, it couldn't supply enough water. By using an orifice to the aqueduct that ran under his property, he was set to fulfill his water wants.

What Are Fountains Created From?

While today’s garden fountains are made in a range of materials, the majority are crafted from metal. Metals tend to yield clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design preference or budget. It is very important that your landscape design reflects the style of your home.

A prevalent choice today is copper, and it is used in the crafting of many sculptural garden fountains.Fountains Created From? 75800617194.jpg Copper is appropriate for many fountain styles, including tabletop and cascade water fountains, and can be placed inside or outside - making it a great choice. Another benefit of copper fountains is they are versatile and come in a wide variety of styles.

If your style is more traditional, a brass water fountain might work for you. Though not the most stylish, the creatures and sculptural features you find on fountains are mostly made of brass, thus making them very popular.

The most contemporary metal right now is definitely stainless steel. Adding a modern-looking steel design will immediately add value to your garden and elevate the overall atmosphere. Just like other water features, they come in an array of sizes.

Fiberglass is a popular material for fountains because you can get the look and feel of metal at a much lower price, and it is lighter weight and easier to move than metal. Caring for a fiberglass water fountain is fairly easy, another benefit that consumers love.

Outdoor Fountains for Compact Spaces

Since water makes a reflection, small spaces will appear larger. Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective qualities stemming from dark materials. When the sun goes down, you can use submersed lights in a variety of colors and shapes to light up your new feature.Outdoor Fountains Compact Spaces 75800617194.jpg Solar powered eco-lights are great during the day and underwater lights are perfect for nighttime use. Often utilized in natural therapies, they help to diminish anxiety and tension with their calming sounds.

Your backyard vegetation is a fantastic place to blend in your water feature. People will be centered on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your yard. Small verandas or major gardens is the perfect place to put in a water element. The most appropriate accessories and the best location for it are important if you want to better the atmosphere.

Use a Large Outdoor Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can liven up your environment by installing an indoor wall fountain. Setting up this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general well-being. Scientific research supports the theory that water fountains are excellent for you. Water features generally produce negative ions which are then counterbalanced by the positive ions produced by contemporary conveniences. Positive changes to both your mental and physical health take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions. They also raise serotonin levels, so you start to feel more aware, relaxed and revitalized. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to heighten your mood and remove air pollutants. They also help to eliminate allergies, pollutants as well as other types of irritants. And finally, water fountains are excellent at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in bettering your overall health.