The famous saying “location, location, location” still applies when it comes to fountain placement. A well-placed fountain may alter a scene with its soothing sounds and attractive visuals. The most important thing to remember is to place a fountain in an area where people can readily appreciate it. A fountain should never be buried in an area of your yard that is rarely visited; doing so contradicts the fountain’s purpose.
This way, you’ll know how much room you have to work with and what sort and design you prefer for the water fountains for your backyard. Choosing a fountain with a given place of your landscape in mind will give a seamless and natural sense as if the fountain is meant to be there. However, if you position it in the wrong spot, it may stand out in an unflattering way. Here are four tips that you might want to consider before placing a fountain.
For safety concerns, place a fountain on your walls.
A fountain in the backyard might be a possible safety concern for energetic children who are running about or playing games. If you have pets, there are also risks. The flowing water of your fountain could entice a dog or cat to drink from it because the water is frequently recirculated. Thus, it is not a safe water source for your pets. A wall-mounted outdoor fountain that puts the water out of reach of curious dogs and playing children is an excellent alternative for keeping the fountain away from them.
Make sure your fountain is visible.
Keep in mind that each garden’s visibility is unique, and what works for you might not work for someone else. Acknowledging visibility allows you to make the fountain the focal point of your landscape. Place the fountain in an open area so it can be seen from a variety of perspectives. Moreover, there should be enough area for people to come and enjoy the fountain’s ambiance.
Place it near the electrical outlet.
An electric pump powers the majority of fountains. That is why it’s critical to consider if the location you’ve chosen for your fountain is near an electrical supply. If you can’t locate a suitable place for your fountain close to an electrical outlet, consider a solar outdoor fountain.
Know your preferred sound level
Some fountains can be pretty loud when the pump is working, and the water is running out. If you enjoy the sound of water trickling down, put the fountain closer to where you can hear it. Alternatively, the fountain’s location with a noisy pump should not be such that it drowns out conversations. Keep in mind that the type and size of your fountain have an impact on the sound level.
While there is no such thing as the wrong place to put a fountain, it is undeniable that specific locations may make it difficult to enjoy your fountain as much as you would like. The optimal placement for your fountain is determined by your circumstances, such as the arrangement of your outdoor space and any safety concerns you must consider.