The addition of a water fountain will add allure and invitation to your outside landscape. Whether creating a focal point for a formally planted parterre, or for creating decorative interest for a forgotten side yard, a fountain is a garden design cure all. While there will be some maintenance involved, as with all outdoor accessories, the soothing trickle of water in your yard will far outweigh any hassle.
Where will you put your outdoor fountain? If you are planning to use your fountain as an outdoor focal point, consider a larger oversized freestanding fountain. They serve the purpose that a piece of garden art would fill, and can easily be all inclusive. For smaller yards or even side yards, consider wall mounted fountains. Wall mounted fountains can attach to a wall or the side of your house and still provide the soothing trickle we all treasure about fountains. Fountain jets or spray jets lined elegantly alongside a pool or even on a lawn are sophisticated and understated while still making a splash.
How much money are you willing to spend on your fountain? Ultimately the price tag of your fountain will be the biggest influence on material and its quality. For a lifetime investment, granite and marble fountains will most likely cost the most money up-front, but they will weather and survive for years to come. The same runs true for metals such as copper and brass. Acrylic and resin are more affordable options, but can easily come off looking as such. The smaller the fountain, the more affordable it will be. If you don’t want to sacrifice quality, a pocket sized fountain can be just as elegant as a massive centerpiece.
Which additional features do you want? Fountains are also available with lights, regulating flow rates, and even thermostats. Think about if there is anything else that you would like from your fountain besides pumping water, and there is surely a style out there for you that does it.