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Fountains. New ideas for your garden and farm.


Table of Contents:


Factors influencing the design of the garden

Drawing up of a plan of your garden

The surface of your garden

Walls, fences, gates, trellises


Gates (Gates)


Planting the garden

Flower beds and borders

Rocky Gardens (Rock gardens)

raised flowerbeds


decorative furniture

Gazebos and gazebo

Arches and pergolas

Gazebo and tree houses

Sheds and Shelves

The charm of fountains and pools


The fountain can be added to the pond water circulation or may be embedded in the wall "to create the effect of a small scale in the patio. The fountain is used with a suitable work under water pump, which stands on the bottom of the pond or on the platform of the bricks or blocks, if the water is very deep. Some pumps are combined fountain with a hose that feeds the waterfall.

The main thing - to choose a fountain that will not interrupt the impact of your pond. It should not be too difficult, and water jets - too high, as the wind will blow them out of the pond. Fountains are ideal for classical reservoirs, but should be used with caution in the natural environment, as they tend to stand out. In most cases yield a projected over the fountain pump, and may be equipped with various nozzles, which change pattern of water jets. The pump must be positioned so that the orifice is slightly above the level of water in the pond.

Water for circulating a fountain or a waterfall through suitable for underwater electric pump, which is usually fed from a transformer connected to the main electrohighways. Water is supplied to the nozzle of the fountain directly from the pump from the bottom or, if there is a waterfall, is pumped to the top of the waterfall. Hoses should be hidden under the ground.

jet fountain

Longline: classic fountain that creates a continuous tiered water laps gently falling in the shape of a pyramid.

Plume: bubbling and foaming plumes produced by this nozzle creates an architectural feature, it is best used in simple reservoirs.

Bubbles: This nozzle creates a natural look; Low water fountain bubbling gently, as if on the basis of the source.

Bell: fountain, giving a sculptural, almost semi-circular sphere of water that falls in the form of a bell from the central tube.

Column: Two or three columns of white water gently soar upwards. This works well in modern designs.

Geyser: geyser fountain throws up in the air natural looking stream foaming white water, sometimes to a great height, uttering a gurgling sound.

Electrical cable from the pump is on the bottom of the reservoir, then the side, under one of the stones of the frame. Connected to the transformer via a waterproof connector. although

low voltage between the pump and the transformer will not cause a serious electric shock, you must protect the cable from damage. Do not leave it lying on the ground, where it can be for anyone to catch. Much better to hold it through the plastic pipe 60 cm under the ground, in the belief that it does not come under the flower beds, which can be dug in the future.

To calculate the capacity of the pump, which is required for any construction, you have to know the height of the fountain, or the height of the stream, the stream length, full size structures, whether the water run constantly, and will have a filter pump. This information should be on the box of the unit.

Installation of the pump. Decorative fountains: connect the pump to the nozzle fountain hose or tube. If hollow pedestal fountain, hide inside the pump. Simple fountains, install the pump in the pond so that the tip of the fountain barely rose above the water level.

Variety of efficient pumps, suitable for work under the water, and the increasing range of large containers pref-lo to ever more creative ways of creating moving water flows for the smallest space in the garden or in the conservatory. Basic requirements - the proximity of the source of electricity and a big enough tank to cope with recirculation of water, where there would be a loss of spray. Once installed and filled, these fountains consume much less water than other structures. They are easy to maintain, unlike reservoirs that depend on plants or filtration in order to maintain water purity.

Bouldering fountain - simple structure, suitable for both classical and for informal gardens can be small or large - as dictated by the garden. Its appearance can be changed by simply changing the location at the tip of rubble or by raising and lowering the water level in the reservoir, which influences the sound of water falling onto the cobblestones.

Included small patios and conservatories urban domestic gardens, where there is often not enough space for free standing pond or fountain create ideal sites for wall fountains. Various forms of the nozzle wall fountain, mainly masks and gargoyles are good as miniature architectural details, they should be chosen with care, as they have a tendency to dominate, even when the fountain is turned off. Wall fountain can be a strong emphasis at the end of the track, especially when illuminated by sunlight and can be seen from the house.

Installation of wall fountain

1 Mark the position of the mouth mask on the wall and drill a hole through the

wall. To hide the pipe behind the wall, drill a second hole in the wall just above the water line in the bottom of the pond.

2 Cut the copper pipe of sufficient length to pass through the wall into the opening of the mouth of the mask. Place the tube in place for temporary fixation mask, leaving about 2.5 cm departing from either side wall.

3 Coat a thin layer of mortar the back of the mask and secure it to the wall. As soon as the mortar froze, change the length of copper pipe to create a better jet.

4 Connect the end of the copper tube to the corner joints. If you are using a flexible hose, attach the hose to the vertical seam. Attach the lower corner joint to a short copper pipe that goes back through the bottom hole in the wall and connected to the pump at the bottom of the pond. Secure the pipe by screwing them to the brackets to the rear wall.

5 Connect the pump electrohighways waterproof connector, check the flow rate. Adjust the flow rate, if necessary.

The reservoir is needed for the fountain as a sump pump. It may take the form of a container mounted on a wall at a small distance below the jet or through a wall of the reservoir. Generally it is best to have a pond with sufficient water to compensate for the spraying and splashing. Mounted on the wall reservoir capable of containing a large supply of water, will be difficult and will require a strong foothold.

Appearance main reservoir may be different. Raised pond with wide parapet plates forms a place to sit and enjoy the view and the noise of the water. If the walls are raised reservoir made ​​from the same material as the wall of which has a jet, it would seem that it has always been part of the wall.

Some wall fountains are equipped with a small pump and require only a cover up-to-wall cable Chiwan pump connects to a power outlet.

One of the main technical problems to install large wall fountains - as quietly hold the pipe from the pump to the wall jet. If the wall has adequate trough, hose can be pulled through it after the creation of the entry and exit holes. If access is possible behind the wall, can be used the method proposed below. Where none of these options are not possible, the pipe wall is masked bars and climbing plants or hiding behind a terracotta tile drain pipe, cut in half and cemented into the wall in a vertical line below the jet at the base of the reservoir. Laying of pipes can be hidden building false wall in front of the existing wall with a small gap between them, providing a more secure structure to support any heavy wall pool. Never install a wall fountain on the wall of the house - the water eventually penetrates through the wall.

It should also be noted that it is extremely important for the installation of fountains is the installation of landscape lighting.

Installation bouldering fountain

1 Select an area that is visible from your favorite window and clear the land around 1-1.2 mg. Measure the diameter and depth of the bucket or bucket and dig a hole a little more than these sizes.

2 Lower the tank in the hole so that it was slightly below ground level. Seal the surrounding soil, ramming it into the space between the tank and the walls of the pit. Once the tank is fixed, build saucer depression 7.5-10 cm deep, expanding radius of 1-1.2 m in the ground around the rim.

3 Put a sheet of polyethylene over the place and prepared to temporarily fix the cobblestones. Cut a hole in the top of the reserve-ara, slightly smaller in diameter than the rim of the tank.

4 Lower the stone on the bottom of the tank to prevent debris from falling into the filter pump and put it on the pump. Connect the outlet pipe of the pump.

5 Lay galvanized metal wire mesh or 10 cm wider than the top diameter, over the reservoir. Cut a small hole in the center of the grid and pull it through the outlet pipe.

6 Put the pipe between the cobblestones. If the pipe is flexible, make sure that the stones support

tube in a vertical position. Put a sufficient amount of rubble to evaluate the effect when the pump is turned on. Any adjustment of the flow will result in the removal of rubble and the grid. Partially fill the tank and turn on the pump to check the result.

7 Once you are satisfied with the speed of the flow, fill the tank. If the pipe is too noticeable, trim it to the desired length. Rounding out the location depending on the cobblestones achieve the effect you want to achieve. A mound of boulders at the outlet water dissipates in a few small streams, while leaving output provides free individual plume of water. The remaining stones are laid out in a grid environment.

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