If you don't happen to have a wandering stream in your yard, there's another way to harness water's therapeutic benefits: a garden fountain.
It provides the same calming qualities and can dramatically lift the look of your landscape. Styles run from classical tiered towers to contemporary orbs, and a fountain's design speaks to more than aesthetics; the architecture determines how the water flows and the music it creates, from a splashing that drubs out street noise to a bubbling that provides a subtle background score to patio conversation.
On the flip side, the way the water moves and catches light has a lot to do with the feature's visual appeal. Water sheeting off a colorful, rounded urn is more playful than a forceful stream pouring from basin to basin.
The garden is one of the most delightful areas of your home — if set up properly, it can be an extension of your living space that can provide you with an entertainment space, lounging area and just a beautiful spot for you and your family to enjoy. Spring and summer are the best months to take advantage of dining outdoors and bask in the fresh air without having to leave your home.
Fountains are a wonderful natural touch for any garden. They add a lovely focal point to a landscape, patio or yard and can help block outside noise, as well as provide a peaceful backdrop sound to help you relax.