Enrich Your Garden with the Help of Feng Shui

Introduce feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

Size is not the primary factor when incorporating feng shui design to your yard. A sizeable area is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a smaller area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are the same whether you are working in your garden or your residence. The first step is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that. angel cherub__67925.jpg

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is vital to start by comprehending how to strengthen each of its five elements.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is essential to incorporate it. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a peaceful Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

People thinking about adding a water feature into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).

The Demand for Water Elements in Japanese Backyards

A water feature is an essential part of any Japanese garden. The Japanese water fountain is considered representative of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is typically placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. It is unusual to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Bamboo is a popular material to use for spouts and therefore often added into water fountains. Underneath the bamboo spout is usually a stone basin which receives the water as it flows down from the spout. People generally make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new.

People want their fountain to appear as natural as possible, so they position plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. As you can likely surmise, this fountain is symbolic rather than purely decorative.

An alternative is to buy a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. The idea is that over time it will start to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape, as moss slowly grows over the stones.

Anyone who has an extensive area to work with can, of course, out in a much larger water feature. Lots of people include a koi pond or a little stream as a final touch.

However, water does not need to be an actual element in a Japanese water fountain. It is acceptable to use representations of water instead of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. Natural rocks that are flat and laid out tightly together can be used to produce the illusion of running water.

Outdoor Fountains Come in Many Forms and Sizes

Is it possible for you to convert your garden into a haven of serenity? Add a sense of tranquility to your garden with an outdoor fountain and avail yourself of all the positive benefits of a water feature.

The flood of water sent high up into the air by a spouting fountain is an spectacular sight to see. Large, existing ponds can have one of these incorporated without much difficulty. Esplanades and historical mansions often have one these fountains.

Outdoor water features come in varied shapes and sizes, one of which is a chic wall fountain. If you are keen on include a water feature, but are doubtful because you have a small yard, do not hesitate to install one of these. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle kind of water feature. In a very simple process, the water flows out of a spout, trickles down a magnificently textured wall only to be pumped back to the top.

Your garden’s style determines whether a themed fountain is right for you. A cherub holding a spout is one of the possible types of classical-styled statues you can use if you want your fountain to suit a rustically themed cottage or garden. Modern-day gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more adventurous. Feel free to let your hair down and pick something interesting and intrepid.

Tiered fountains are unique because the water flows down multiple levels. Water runs down numerous tiers in a cascading fountain.

Since outdoor fountains occupy a great deal of space, consider putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. Due to the fact that the reservoirs necessary for these kinds of fountains are hidden below the ground, you can make the most of the room at your disposal.

Serenity and well-being are a few of the chief sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is positioned at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the pattern repeated over and over again.

Glass fountains make up another group of fountain. Trellis-style fountains of this kind, feature shaped metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Gardens with many sharp edges as well as modern forms and designs are better for these types of water features. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass sheets. Some fountains also include colored LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water flows downwards. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain makes for an appealing façade as the water gently flows downwards.

Bubbling rock fountains are big rocks drilled with holes which are then filled with tubes in the center. Low pressure is used to spout out the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. The water returns gently dripping down the sides of the rock to reach its starting point. Gardens with limited space are good areas to include this style of fountain. To ensure that water is not sprayed around if it starts to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best option since it only uses low pressure to move water.

The trend of installing solar powered fountains is becoming increasingly widespread. The lack of cables, the decreased hassle in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. The numerous designs in outdoor solar-run fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.


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