It isn’t necessary to have a large fixture to enjoy the cooling sound of running water in your courtyard. Fountains need not even look like you’d expect them to. In this recently finished front courtyard project we used bubbling rocks as the water feature with a hidden basin. It allows the plants to be the focal point, and will work in even the most compact spaces.
Bubbler rocks are not cultured. They are natural rocks that can be any color available in the area, and can be created from a range of sizes too. These types of outdoor fountains can be put together using a single outstanding rock, or two or more in different heights for added interest. The water recirculates from a small basin beneath the rock mulch.
Depending on the rocks selected to use in your Phoenix or Scottsdale courtyard, a bubbling rocks fountain can offer a bold focal point, or a soothing presence that blends in with the garden. The water is piped up through holes bored through the entire length of the rock from the reservoir filled with landscape stone, which can either match the surrounding mulch layer or accent it to make the water feature more pronounced visually.