If you have a plush garden in your yard, nothing would make it more elegant than an outdoor water fountain.
English: Photo of a fountain in the Italian Garden section of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Photo taken by Michael Parker. Original: Fountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Water fountains have been a part of the landscaping since the early times. According to historical accounts, the earliest people to have fountains are Egyptians, as found in diagrams of Egyptian tombs. Earliest accounts showed that their water fountains looked like fishponds surrounded by trees bearing various kinds of fruits. Aside from Egyptians, Persians also incorporated fountains in their courtyards, although their versions of water fountains were such that their yards were enclosed to make it appear like an oasis in the middle of a desert.
But aside from completing the look of your garden, a water fountain offers more to the owner of the house aside from beautifying his front yard. It has the power to relax anyone who is looking for a serene and quiet place amidst the buzz of city life. It makes you feel at peace during sleepless nights because of the many things running in your mind. Lastly, it gives you a sense of happiness similar to how nature makes you feel when you are one with it.
Water fountains are there not just for the beauty that they add to your ordinary-looking lawn. They are also good at reducing external noise coming from the streets. Actually, they do not block the noise similar to the way large shrubs and trees do. Instead of obstructing the unnecessary sounds, garden fountains conceal the noise with the sound of water splashes coming from them.