Hello everyone! Today we are talking about two topics I’m very passionate about, recycling water and having a great looking yard! I have always been a bit obsessed on how my garden looks, not only because it’s one of my favorite places to be but also because it’s where me and the family spend most of the time during a family event. For me, having a garden with a great presentation is very important and taking care of it it’s part of the fun. Every season I decorate my garden with something new, I make a few changes and everyone who comes over to my house seems to love it too.
Recently, I have been trying to find a new water fountain to embellish my garden. However, I’m also very keen on doing what is best for the environment. Now more than ever, we as a society must always take our planet’s health into consideration. I want my garden to look, I want it to captivate my family, neighbors, and friends, I want them to have a green space in the city where they feel comfortable, relax and forget about all the urban stress. But I also want to:
- a) recycle the water I use, not only because it’s economically viable but also because water is a key source we must not waste.
- b) use solar power instead of electric current.
With this in mind, I set myself to find a way to embellish my garden in an eco-friendly way! That’s when I found solar outdoor fountains. Eco-friendly water fountains are not a new concept, fortunately it’s turning into a trending option to transform an average garden into an oasis while saving water. These water fountains use recycled rainwater that keeps being reused continuously without the need of taping into external water sources. By using rainwater, we are preserving water and energy. Water conservation is a great way to help preserve the environment while enhancing the beauty of the garden. Keep in mind this water is not suitable for consumption, it’s only for aesthetics. Also, water fountains with recycled rainwater require a bit more maintenance when it comes to cleaning the fountain.
Why spend money on electricity to keep your garden looking good if you can get all the power you need from nature itself? That’s right, we are not just saving water, we are also using solar power to keep the whole system running. These water fountains have a built-in solar panel that converts sunlight into energy. At first, I was worried about the filter, I worried the panel wouldn’t be able to produce enough energy for the filter to operate continuously. I talked to a few experts, and then I got to see for myself, there’s exactly nothing to worry about. The energy generated from the solar power is more than enough to maintain the water circulation and the cleansing. The filter pumps in fresh rainwater, the water is treated and cleansed with oxygen. The clean water is then pumped back into the fountain.
Aesthetics vs Price
There is a big misconception about eco-friendly products. To be completely honest, I was part of that group too. That is until I started doing my own research on the subject. People think eco-friendly products are expensive and don’t have an appealing design. This is completely wrong. In fact, it’s the other way around. After looking everywhere online and on my local shops, I found that solar outdoor water fountains are very affordable. Plus, considering we will be saving money by using rainwater and solar energy.
I have also come to the conclusion I preferred the overall designs of solar water fountains to normal water fountains. Of course, this depends on everyone’s personal taste, however, I’m sure you will be surprised at the designs, especially the most recent products.
Why I Love an Eco-friendly Garden
Because I’m using the tools nature provides me. Planet earth was already beautiful before electricity and tap water were invented. I like to see my garden as an extension of the nature surrounding is. Nowadays, people are so used to the city and pollution they forget having a little bit of green around us, at home, keeps us connected to the earth and makes us a bit less ‘plastic’. Therefore, I use what nature provides me, sun energy and rainwater, to keep my garden beautiful.
What About You?
Let me know what you think. Do you own a solar water fountain? Are you looking to buy one? I would like to know your opinion and suggestions you may have. Me personally, I can’t go back to using electricity and tap water on my fountains and ponds. Now that I know there’s an ecological way to keep my garden beautiful, I feel it’s my obligation to what’s best for our environment, while still feeling good about my garden. Leave a comment, share your opinion. Have a great day!