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Perhaps you’ve been wary about adding indoor fountains because you have animals in your home, and you are afraid that your cat or dog might start using the fountain as a second drinking bowl! While it’s easy to understand this concern, you don’t have to worry about it as much as you might think. As long as you make sure that your animals have plenty of their own drinking water, then they shouldn’t bother the fountain very much.
However, when your fountain is brand new and you first add it to your home, you can expect some curiosity from your furry friends. Cats may bat their paws at the water and dogs will likely take an initial drink or two. In most cases, as long as you correct the behavior upon seeing it those first few times, you shouldn’t have much trouble from then on out. Before long, the fountain will be just another part of the house to them, and they won’t concern themselves with it.
If you find that your dog or cat is a bit more determined to make your indoor fountains into playthings, then you still have some options. Wall fountains that are out of the reach of the animal are a good idea and you can find them in a variety of styles. Chances are that the animal will barely even notice it. Another option that you might want to consider is to buy indoor fountains that are for the tabletop rather than those for the floor.
These fountains will not be as easily accessible to most dogs, and cats are not likely to spend much time bothering the fountain – especially once they discover that they aren’t fond of water! You can find a number of different fountains for the tables in your home that you can be sure your pets will not bother. After you’ve had indoor fountains for a few days, you will likely find that even the most determined and curious dog or cat doesn’t pay them any attention now that they are just another part of the house.
You should not let having pets cause you to give up on the idea of having a fountain! Make sure that you get a fountain that you truly enjoy. Animals have more intelligence than most people give them credit for and you will be able to train your animals to stay away from your fountains in no time!
Decorative stone landscaping is a natural, affordable, and durable landscaping option, as well as an easy way to add beauty to your landscape, property or yard. Homes built on larger spaces benefit greatly from open-air decoration and decorative stone landscaping. Trees, plants, stone walls, fountains, and rock landscapes are easy and attractive additions worth making to the surroundings of a home.
Decorative Stone Landscaping Project #1: Creating a Rock Path
Protect your lawn from being trodden upon by creating a rock path. It’s easy to do-dig up part of your lawn you wish to designate as path space, then place either a single or double row of rounded stones down to form a footpath. These stones will look beautiful and protect the rest of your lawn. Over time, the stones will blend in more with your landscape, grow mold and look very natural. You may wish to select different colors and shapes of rock for a unique look. Consult with a landscape supply company before you begin your decorative stone landscaping project and a professional be able to recommend the best landscaping rock for a rock path project.
Decorative Stone Landscaping Project #2: Camouflage Troublesome Landscape
More durable then mulch, decorative landscaping stone is the perfect way to camouflage and conceal a problematic area of your lard or landscape. If you’ve encountered ground conditions that don’t lend themselves well to planting or vegetation, transform the space into a decorative stone landscaping project. Cover the area in stone, or plant a few plants that can survive in difficult soil and conceal the remaining area.
Decorative Stone Landscaping Project #3: Install a Fountain or Pond
Backyard ponds and fountains can come in all shapes and sizes and serve as a beautiful focal point and addition to any yard or landscape. Before beginning your project, ensure you have a water connection pipe nearby. If not, a “T-Pipe” can always be used to divert a slow stream of water from another supply pipe. Choose decorative stone and create a round pool/pit in your yard-select a variety of stone colors and sizes for a more natural look. Before beginning to dig, remember to consult with your local utility company to avoid damaging buried utility lines. After selecting your location, you may then dig a hole for your pond and lay down a flexible and waterproof liner as a ground barrier. Boulder rocks are an excellent option for holding down this liner. For a project like this, you’ll need 20-30 rocks, depending on the size, and a mixture of sizes and shapes is fine. Select flatter rocks that are easier to stabilize, and find smaller stones to decorate the edge of the pond to conceal any visible plastic. It’s best to consult with a landscape supply company before you begin your decorative stone landscaping project. They will be able to recommend the best landscaping rock for a backyard pond or fountain project.