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Solar Water Displays For Your Home
                                                                      July 18th, 2012 | Author: admin

Perhaps one of the newest exterior landscaping designs to be on display in many American homes is the solar water feature. The benefits of a solar powered water display in your landscape designs and gardens go beyond the sheer beauty and the unique visuals cast by these beautiful objects. 

With so many people in every walk of life now interested in being better stewards of the planet, the number of people opting for solar powered anything is growing with every passing day. Solar water features are usually placed in the garden and involve using the power of the sun to move the water used in the display. They are generally powered by a small pump that derives is energy directly from a photovoltaic cell that converts solar power into electricity. You will find many different types of solar waterscapes including waterfalls and water fountains. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Beauty of the Koi Pond
                                                                      July 18th, 2012 | Author: admin

Chances are that the first and last time you saw a koi pond was in your favorite Asian-inspired restaurant or if not there, perhaps in the lush gardens of a posh hotel where you recently stayed. Other than those places, most people don’t have a koi pond next to their tomato and pepper plants or along side their garage or flower beds. However, this isn’t quite as true as it might sound as water features in general are becoming much more a part of the home landscaper’s overall designs and for many of these people, the koi pond is the likely choice for their outdoor waterscape.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Fountains of Youth

                                                                      July 18th, 2012 | Author: admin

Adding a water fountain, a decorative fountain not a public drinking station, can add years to your life, or at least that’s what Ponce De Leon believed. Or was he under the impression that the water flowing from one particular fountain was the elixir of life?

Well, until we get some clarification from a history buff we’ll go on the assumption that Ponce was probably intentionally misled by ticked-off Native Americans about his fountain and that water fountains in general, while not necessarily the key to longevity, can be a source of comfort and therapeutic vibes, which have been proven to add to one’s life expectancy. How’s that for a sales pitch! The pitch aside, suffice it to say that if your home is suitable in size and style for a decorative water fountain, it can be a wonderful addition  to the overall aesthetic of your home, and perhaps to the overall quality of your life.  Read the rest of this entry »

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