In a landscape design, there are many components that can be represented outdoors. We are familiar with the patio, the porch and the decking addition to the outdoor décor. These serve their own function and purpose well for the reason they are designed. The windmill is yet another addition you can have for your garden either in the backyard preferably, or in the front area.
In a garden, the construction of a garden windmill at a location serves not only the function for which the windmill is known but also as a decorative object in its corner. The windmill creates a beauty of its own to the landscape design for the compound.
What is a windmill?
A garden windmill is a device that converts the energy of wind to a rotational energy which can serve to power some engines, let’s say, a water pump or some minor mechanical equipment in the garden. The sophisticated designs can go for electricity generation and to run some other powerful engines.
The design of the windmill
Windmill is designed to have a rotating crossed vane that is also called the sails or simply as the blade. Theses sails can be designed to rotate horizontally or vertically according to the design pattern. The windmill sails powers a central gear in the design which in turn helps to run particular device for which it is made.
The purpose of having a garden windmill
Basically, the windmill is for powering engines in the farm such as for grain grinders and water pumps. More complex designs can be used industrially.
It is an aesthetic design of its own in gardens, adding beautification to the landscape design. For a home garden, a miniature design of the windmill for decoration might be a driving in its motive construction. That’s the reason some designs are made colorful with different colors for the vanes, the truck and other parts. Windmill gives the direction of the wind in the garden as it works. This can be wind reporting device in your home.