Fontanelle in pietra

The ideal furniture for your garden

Suitable for public and private spaces, the stone fountains are available in a wide range of solutions, to satisfy everyone’s tastes: the style can be simple and essential or richer and more elaborate, also depending on the environment. where they will be placed; the fountains can reproduce small streams or, for those who love more scenographic and spectacular effects, be associated with lighting systems to create plays of light which, combined with the flow of water, will guarantee results of sure impact. If, on the other hand, you are looking for more exotic and oriental suggestions, you can aim for the creation of a Zen garden, through the use of water plants, water lilies, bamboo canes, creating an aesthetically pleasing and evocative space suitable for rest. and meditation,

The fountains in history

The ancestor of modern stone fountainsfrom the garden is the “nymphaeum”: it was a small sacred building dedicated to the nymphs, enriched by basins, plants and water games, where it was possible to rest and set up banquets. The nymphaeums almost always had a decoration consisting of colored mosaics and shells; they could present rural or marine subjects and were closely linked to the idea of ​​otium: the rest of the body as a precious opportunity to restore the spirit. From the Renaissance onwards the nymphaeums will be replaced by “water theaters”, which often imitated the jagged surfaces of the caves: for this purpose very diversified materials were used, taken directly from nature, such as the aforementioned shells, coral and mother of pearl . L’

DIY stone fountains

Almost all garden fountains are purchased already prefabricated and ready for installation, which involves the assembly of the various pieces that constitute them, the arrangement in the chosen place and the connection with the water system. These operations are not too complicated for those who have a minimum of experience in the field and obviously allow to greatly reduce costs: in this regard it should be noted that the prices of stone fountains they are very fluctuating, depending on the materials they are made of: the cheapest generally do not exceed 200 euros, but the cost can also go beyond 1000 euros, for example in the case of natural stone fountains, much stronger and more resistant to atmospheric agents, not to mention those made by specialized craftsmen, which often represent rare and unrepeatable pieces of skill.

Cleaning and maintenance

Stone fountains are generally the most resistant to atmospheric phenomena and wear: however it is necessary to use some indispensable precautions to preserve their beauty and good functioning for as long as possible; this is especially true if particularly delicate stones are used: in this case it is useful to cover the fountain during storms and violent rains. Furthermore, regardless of the weather conditions, it is good practice to empty and clean the fountain at least a couple of times a year, especially if algae form inside it: a phenomenon that is quite common, but which, in the case of waterfall, it could even guarantee a better ornamental effect. Some fountains have thin tubes inside which water flows,

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