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Menards Home Improvement Topic: The Soothing Sound of Water

Posted: 2:33 PM, Jun 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 18:33:06Z

For homeowners, business owners, guests and wildlife, the benefits of an outdoor fountain are very real. Whether located in a yard, garden or public area, the sound and appearance of flowing water not only improve people’s enjoyment of the space, but can be beneficial to one’s health.

THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER
The sound of running water is a natural psychological relaxant helping people to unwind and even to fall asleep. An outdoor fountain provides stress releasing benefits by drowning out other sounds that are possibly irritating such as traffic, construction, barking neighbor dogs, nearby conversations or other annoyances.

BIRDS LOVE IT
For people who enjoy the benefits of bird feeders, an outdoor fountain is a natural extension. All birds need water not only to drink but to bathe and preen. Birds that do not ordinarily visit bird feeders are often drawn to fountains. They actually prefer running water to still water which makes the trickles and splashes of a fountain attractive to birds.

PETS LOVE IT
Anyone with a dog who enjoys time in the yard knows how important it is to keep fresh water available at all times. Dogs love the constant flow of fresh water in outdoor water fountains that are endlessly refreshing water bowls. Plus, a constantly flowing fountain requires less frequent cleanings than warm, still bowls of water that quickly collect drool, insects and plant matter.

PEOPLE’S BRAINS AND BODIES LOVE IT
Fountains add much needed humidity to otherwise dry environments while also serving as a natural air purifier as they remove dust and allergens from the air. Another natural phenomenon is that flowing water produces negative ions which scientific theory suggests to having many positive effects on health and mood, alleviating depression and boosting energy.

Fountains come in a variety of models, shapes, sizes and price points. Find one that is a perfect fit for your home or business and start enjoying the benefits.