Thinking over the design your garden-plot landscape, you should equip the recreation area with some water components, such as pond, stream or even better- waterfall. However, if you wish, you can make a combine three of them perfectly; especially as the sounds of murmiurous water has soothing and relaxing effect. Even 15-20 minutes of such “water session” create the feeling of peace and relaxation.
The great variety of materials allows creating the waterfall on your garden-plot with your own hands. Besides, it is possible to arrange the waterfall even on the territory of small garden-plot. The main thing is to carefully think over the line of falling water, so that it blends with the ambient space. But if the backyard is small, the construction must be simple.
There are different kinds of artificial backyard waterfalls:
It’s worth noting that even the small waterfalls can introduce an attractive look of water jets and freshness to the atmosphere of the private backyard. This beautiful decorative element is often included in the overall design of rock garden, pool or artificial pond.
However, there are other variants of the artificial waterfalls’ arrangement. We’ll tell you about the most popular options:
- Table with waterfalls. To start with, there are tables in any backyard, for example, in the recreation area, summer kitchen or for the serving of light repasts and drinks.
- Wall fountains are the walls, created by the water jets. They can look very differently, but the most popular are the vertically falling string, creating a beautiful curtain. But the water jets, falling along the house front, look no less effective.
- Grottos with the waterfalls are the compositions of water and stone. They look unusually attractive and give the pleasant feeling of coolness, which is especially important on a hot summer day. The artificial stone is usually used for the creation of such compositions. It would be good to include the waterslides to the design. And the colored lighting will be a perfect complement to the composition, adding it beauty in the hours of darkness.
The waterfall or cascade will blend perfectly with the landscape design of any garden-plot.
Home decorative fountain is not a simple decoration. It’s a quite functional device, which has a positive impact on our mental state, promotes rest and relaxation. The person, contemplating the waterfall, relaxes and forgets about all problems. You can look at the fountain long enough, as at the same time you contemplate how the pictures rising up before your mind appear in the water. Your thoughts flow slowly as the water of falls. After sitting like this for a while, you feel a new man.
Of course, natural, or “real” waterfall is one of the best sights. That’s why the decorative fountains became the main design elements, giving any room an original look and increase its external prestigiousness.
The home water features are widely used. If you have a winter garden in your apartment, the waterfall will complete it perfectly. The waterfall, installed in the room, will add it comfort and atmosphere of peace and relaxation. The waterfall will be the center of home peace, as the purl of water has a soothing effect. The decorative fountains are also very popular in the offices, where they opportunely complete the recreation areas or meeting rooms. The waterfalls are commonly used at the restaurants, shopping and entertainment centers and cafes.
The operating principle of home decorative fountain is quite simple. The distilled water, whose stream is continuous, flows down its steep surface. There is water storage, acting as support, in the bottom of the waterfall. The powerful but almost noiseless pump supplies distilled water to the upper storage (made in the form of rectangular or cylindrical box-cover). The water is carried to the upper part of the waterfall by means of overflow or the system of pulverizers.
The process of waterfall installation can represent greater or lesser complication depending on the chosen model. There are both miniature and large ceiling-high home water fountains on sale.
Besides, if you’re going to but the home waterfall as present, remember that some people are ill-disposed towards the sound of water and the high humidity. So, solving a question of the present and the size of chosen fountain, make sure that the supposed done will like the present.
Even a small child won’t be drowned in this waterfall, as it has no open water source. However, you’ll be able to enjoy the movement and murmur of water, several cascades and a small stream. You can create it all without an open waterfall. The trick is in the underground pump chamber. It is hidden with the stones and pebbles. The filtration goes through this filling. There is a receiving bowl with the pouring in the upper part of the cascades. It is connected with the pump chamber by means of corrugated hose. The whole construction is installed in the waterproofing area, which excludes the leakage of water from the pondless waterfall. The stream bed and cascades are made of stone.
It is very pleasant to have an open waterfall with crystal clear water on the garden-plot. It creates a nature comfort and gives the additional humidifying and coolness. If you have an opportunity, you can complete it with the stream and cascades. As elsewhere, there is no limit to perfection: you can build a bridge over the stream or pond, install the stationary of floating fountain, and complete the composition with the fog generator or decorative lighting. All the installed equipment can be controlled remotely.
Water is a center of attraction of any garden. Sitting at the water, we experience the most unusual feelings: enjoy the coolness on a hot day, contemplate the ripple in a light breeze, rest and calm down. Perhaps, that’s why the artificial waterfall is one of the most visited places in the garden. It is enough to look at the decorative water feature to determine the character and style of the whole garden. In the regular landscapes, the artificial water reservoirs are symmetrical.
They have a strict geometric shape (square, rectangle, and circle). They are often decorated with the fountains, sculptures and flowerpots. The unnatural symmetry, deliberate artificiality of the waterfall outlines creates the special feeling of solemnity and even some kind of theatricality. At first sight, you can even overlook the artificial pond in the landscape garden, as it hides in an overgrowth and opens to the view of person, walking among the trees and flowers, suddenly, as if by magic. Such decorative pond doesn’t have sharp outlines, especially if its shore is overgrown with the coastal plants. The principle of asymmetry and romantic mood reigns in the surrounding landscape. You can feel the isolation from the world, seclusion and peace.
The decorative water features have their own character. Whatever decorative pond you have, it fills your garden with the sense of peace, comfort and cheerfulness.