How can I decorate around my front yard three tier water fountain?

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My front yard has a three tier water fountain white in color and is center piece. Need ideas on how best to showcase the fountain. There is a white cast iron fancy bench about 10 feet away and the bench has a Japanese maple tree as its canopy. How can I connect decorating these two pieces? The house is red brick.

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  • Karen  Kersten Karen Kersten on Feb 21, 2019

    Wow, so many options! How many feet out from the fountain are you wanting to landscape?

    I would do perennials and then add some annuals for instant color in the spring summer and fall.

    How y’all is the bottom tier of the fountain? That will determine what you plant for sure

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    • Ida Ida on Feb 22, 2019

      Thank you Karen. To answer your questions, the area receives the afternoon sun and may have to choose sun loving plants. The height of the bottom tier is 3 feet, fountain stands about 7 feet tall. Not sure how far out I want to landscape or what will look appropriate. The fountain is in a center perimeter of a 20 x 40 area with brown mulch and surrounded by an extensive outer perimeter of zoysia grass. The mulch and turf are divided by curb craft brick color stamp in same color as red brick on house. I will look up the BHG link as you suggested. Thanks again.

  • Marge234 Marge234 on Feb 23, 2019

    I have a three tier fountain in the center of my back yard and I put small pebbles spread evenly around the bottom of the fountain, trimmed by lovely looking bricks as an edging....Plants would be my first choice, but I do not have a green thumb when it comes to flowers and plants, but I am glad this idea is very satisfying to the eye as well as no work for me to tend to. Will gladly send a photo of it if you wish....

  • Ida Ida on Feb 23, 2019

    Thanks Marge234. Do not think sending photo is necessary since you described it well. I get the picture. ⛲️

  • AlexaBrown AlexaBrown on Jul 16, 2020

    Thank you for your suggestions, you know, this sounds great! I would also like to decorate my fountain and I think that one of your tips I will definitely use. By the way, the fountain appeared in our backyard recently. During the quarantine, we decided to improve our backyard, planted new plants, and decided to install a fountain. And you know, it was the right decision. Now we have a good place to relax near home. In addition, we are interested in new technologies, so our fountain works with solar powered water pumps, here's the review to understand what I'm talking about. This not only saves energy but is also safe to use.

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