Ways Feng Shui Turn Your Yard into A Good Place to Think

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

Do not worry if your garden is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is relatively unimportant. If you have a lush, charming one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the approaches are the same. p_650__83029.jpg The initial part is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should learn how to utilize each of them to intensify the energy.

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. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a serene Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Consider introducing a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Where are the World’s Biggest Water Features?

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is the fountain found in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

And at #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Typical Water Elements Seen in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is complete without a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered representative of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is customarily placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. It is unusual to see extravagantly-designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Moreover, water fountains that have bamboo spouts are very prevalent.

Underneath the bamboo spout is generally a stone basin which receives the water as it trickles down from the spout. Even when new, it should be designed to appear as if it has been outdoors for a long time. 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.

If you are hoping for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain made of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. Before long moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area starts to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Wherever there is plenty of open space, you have the option to build a more extensive water feature. Nice add-ons include a babbling stream or tiny pool with koi in it.

Japanese fountains, on the other hand, do not actually need to have water in them. Many people prefer to represent water with sand, gravel, or rocks rather than putting in actual water. Natural rocks that are flat and laid out tightly together can be used to give the illusion of moving water.


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