Selecting the Perfect Water Features for a Melbourne Home
Finding the ideal water features in Melbourne can be easier said than done. You may know that you'd like to add a water feature to an outdoor sitting area or in a garden space, but what you may not know is how that feature will look. Should you opt for a larger fountain or something small and quaint? Once you have it set up, how do you keep it in good condition? At Ascot Vale Garden Centre, we're here to both help you answer these questions and to connect you with an excellent supply of fountains in a wide range of designs and aesthetic styles. With an easy online shopping experience, you can enjoy the process of browsing options without the need to leave your home.
Let's explore some of the most important things to know before you buy, from why water features are a worthwhile investment to how to make the best use of whatever you choose to purchase.
The Benefits of Using Water Features for Your Garden
What are some of the best reasons to consider adding a fountain to your outdoor areas? There are a few good reasons to look through our selection and think about where you might place one.
Fountains are soothing. The sound of water trickling, bubbling, and flowing has a natural calming effect that can make any outdoor space seem more serene. Whether you're taking in the sunset or enjoying alfresco dining, a fountain enhances the experience. Enjoy a louder, more brook-like experience with a larger fountain, or opt for a smaller product for gentle background noise.
Water features can be a focal point for the design of your garden. A quick look around online, and it's easy to see tonnes of inspiration for ways to set up an outdoor living space with a fountain at its centre.
Common Mistakes People Make with Water Fountains in Australia
When preparing to purchase a fountain, it's always a good idea to think ahead — not only to placement, but also to maintenance and other concerns. What are some of the most typical errors that fountain owners make which can complicate your enjoyment of the purchase?
Placing the fountain in an area where you won't often enjoy it. Remember, the soothing sights and sounds of the fountain are a major part of its reveal. Tucking it far away in the garden where you may never sit and enjoy its sounds isn't necessarily the best use of your purchase.
Forgetting to clean the fountain. Outdoor fountains can have some problems, especially if you leave the pump turned off for too long. The stagnant water can be an attractive breeding spot for insects. Know how and when to clean your fountain to prevent this problem, and others such as algae, from developing.
What to Expect from Ascot Vale Garden Centre's Water Features Online
When you decide you're ready to look at options for water fountains in Australia, you'll discover that AVGC has one of the most exciting selections you can find. When browsing our catalogue, you'll discover we offer solutions such as:
Fountains in many different sizes. Not every garden can fit a very large outdoor feature, so we've selected a range that includes many smaller fountains that are perfect for adding the finishing touches to smaller areas.
Modern fountain designs include classic appearances and abstract and artistic designs that tease the brain and "wow" the mind. With such a range, it's easy to find a fountain to suit any taste, whether you're buying for yourself or as a gift.
Quality and reliability. Our fountains are easy to set up, simple to keep clean, and straightforward to operate, with dependable parts that will perform well over time.
Creative Ways to Use an Indoor Water Fountain
Some of the fountains we sell aren't meant for long-term outdoor use but are small enough to fit indoors easily. What are some unique ways you could use a small water feature in your VIC home?
Place the fountain in an area where you could benefit from added tranquillity or a thoughtful atmosphere. Some people like to place these features into work or study areas as a source of convenient "white noise" while they work. Some can even easily fall asleep with a small fountain burbling away in their bedroom. Experiment with placement to find the option that works best for you.
Add plant life, real or decorative, around your fountain area. Not only does "greening" your space create a more attractive visual look, but it can contribute to the overall atmosphere you're trying to achieve. Search for plants that make your fountain look its best.
Use waterproof LED strip lights to add an extra flair to your fountain or decorate the nearby area with lights in a similar manner. When you turn the lights and the fountain on together, you could create a magical space.
About Ascot Vale Garden Centre
Based in Maribyrnong, AVGC is a locally owned business devoted to sourcing excellent products at the best prices for our customers. We're always searching for new and exciting options to offer, from water features to other interesting products perfect for creating an idyllic outdoor space. Backed up by friendly customer service and a convenient buying process, shopping online with us is just like visiting your local garden centre. Find your new fountains in Melbourne now, or contact us with any questions.