Three-Tier Outdoor Fountain
To make your fountain the focal point of the patio, a tiered model is ideal. Here, the Spanish-style patio is focused on the white marble fountain. Potted ferns and hydrangeas give the area life and soften the formal symmetry of the patio. With a tiered fountain, water softly flows downward, making a soothing sound.
Concrete Fountain to Withstand the Elements
Fountains made from concrete, such as this tiered variety, easily withstand the elements and can be found in a plethora of sizes to ensure that it will fit in your landscape.
Reference:"Outdoor Fountain Ideas." Better Homes & Gardens. HBGH.cm, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2014. <http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/water-gardens/outdoor-fountain-ideas/>.