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Design inspirations for garden fountains

  • Outdoor Fountain Garden Studio H Landscape Architecture in Newport Beach, CA
  • Mediterranean Fountain
Pond and Waterfall
Landscape Development, Inc.
Valencia, CA Landscape Development in Valencia, CA
  • Large Wall Fountain Sisson Landscapes in Great Falls, VA
  • Contemporary Fountain Design
Pond and Waterfall
AMS Landscape Design Studios
Newport Beach, CA AMS Landscape Design Studios in Newport Beach, CA
  • Custom Fountain, Tile Fountain
Pond and Waterfall
Fiore Design
North Hollywood, CA Fiore Design in North Hollywood, CA
  • Spherical Fountain Livable Landscapes in Wyndmoor, PA
  • Three Spout Fountain Michelle Derviss Landscape Design in Novato, CA
  • Pondless Fountain, Millstone Fountain, River Rocks
Pond and Waterfall
Lewis Aqui Landscape + Architectural Design, LLC.
Miami, FL Bell + Aqui Landscape Architecture in Miami, FL
  • Wall Fountain Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. in Cave Creek, AZ
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Shop Water Features & FountainsEvery garden can benefit from a water feature or fountain which adds ambiance in nearly any setting. Find a fountain that’s truly unique in this curated collection of water features.

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Adding a water feature brings a whole new sensory experience to your garden. A well-placed fountain can transform an ordinary backyard into a relaxing outdoor retreat with the restorative sound and hypnotizing movement of trickling water. A fountain can also serve as a focal point in a front yard, plaza or courtyard.

Garden fountains come in a wide range of sizes, styles and materials. You can purchase a prefabricated fountain or you can have one custom designed and built. Fountains can be mounted on walls, freestanding, tiered or disappearing. The option you choose will primarily depend on your budget, space availability, maintenance considerations and garden style. A good rule-of-thumb is to use a large fountain as a focal point and a small fountain as an accent element. A landscaping professional can help you sort through the options and ask the right questions before you install your fountain.

Get these tipsIn this section, you'll find tips from landscaping professionals on:

  • Selecting the right size for your fountain so it will be proportionate to its surroundings and your home.
  • The main factors to consider when choosing the best location for a fountain, including the style of your garden, whether you want to use your fountain as an accent or a focal point, and the proximity to electricity for operating a water pump.
  • Important questions to ask before installing a water fountain, such as how much maintenance will be required and how much sound does it produce.
  • The characteristics of the most popular fountain materials, including cast stone, fiberglass, ceramic and metal.
  • The benefits of installing a self-contained fountain, which comes with all the working parts, including the pump and plumbing, enclosed within the unit.
  • The types of self-contained fountains available and the various power options.
  • Popular styles for pondless or disappearing fountains, where the water reservoir is hidden underground.
  • The benefits of disappearing fountains, such as easy maintenance and the use of less water.
  • Your options for mounted, standing and custom wall fountains, which are ideal for small patios or courtyards with limited space.
  • The four basic elements of a wall fountain and how to integrate the fountain into your wall.
  • The pros and cons of solar fountains, which run off the energy from the sun rather than electricity.
  • The best conditions for a solar-powered fountain and the questions to ask before buying one.
  • Design ideas for using Japanese-style fountain to create a Zen-like garden retreat.
  • The characteristics of modern fountains and ideas for using them to enhance a contemporary garden.
  • Design ideas for using tiered fountains as a focal point in a courtyard or formal garden.

Before having a fountain installed, be sure to consult a professional to find out the equipment you'll need to operate your fountain and how to maintain it.

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