Enhance Your Yard with the Use of Feng Shui

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Size is not the main factor when incorporating feng shui design to your yard. Of course, a big area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

The same tools you employ to incorporate feng shui design into your house can be used in the garden. The first part is to know the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

Before getting going, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can optimize their energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast section of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. A Zen garden with some nice natural rocks is ideal for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

People thinking about incorporating a water element 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).

Where are the World’s Most Impressive Water Displays?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It propels water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. Regarded as the tallest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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 function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. 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, completed in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

And finally we have the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

The Popularity of Water Fountains in Japanese Backyards

No Japanese garden is finished without a water feature. Since Japanese water fountains are seen as emblematic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned in the doorway of buildings or shrines. It is uncommon to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Many people also opt for a water fountain that includes a bamboo spout. Underneath the bamboo spout is usually a stone basin which receives the water as it trickles down from the spout. In addition, it is important to the overall look that it appear as if it has been outdoors for a long time. It is essential that the overall look of the fountain fits in with the natural surroundings, so people typically place plants, rocks, and flowers around it. Obviously, this fountain is something more than just a regular decoration.

If you are searching for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain built 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.

If you are fortunate enough to have a big section of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Popular water feature enhancements are a koi pond or any sort of little pool, or even a wandering brook.

There are different alternatives if you do not want to put water in your Japanese fountain. Beautiful rocks, sand, or gravel are ideal alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to represent the water. In addition, flat stones can be laid out close enough together to create the illusion of a rippling brook.


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