Integrate the Benefit of Feng Shui into Your Garden

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce its healthy energy into your home as well.

Do not be concerned if your yard is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is relatively unimportant. If you have a lavish, charming one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design. ft_270__05434.jpg

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to begin by knowing the bagua of the house.

Before getting started, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal development energy. A Zen garden with some nice natural rocks is ideal for that spot, as the rocks epitomize the Earth element.

A water element is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

The Easiest Way to Create the Perfect Haven Indoors or Outside

The best feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you design a perfect tranquil haven. This can be attained rather simply with a garden or home waterfall. The ideal complement to your decor is this type of element. So that you can enjoy your outdoor fountain from inside the house as well, select a good spot for it.

The most beautiful water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. The best idea is to add some plants which look lovely no matter what the weather is outside. In addition, consider incorporating other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or pretty rocks.

The Popularity of Water Features in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is finished without a water feature. Since Japanese water fountains are viewed as emblematic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned at the entrance of buildings or shrines. Since water is meant to be the focal point of a fountain, you will notice that the designs are kept very simple.

Moreover, water fountains with bamboo spouts are very common. The water flows through the bamboo spout and collects in the stone basin underneath. Even when new, it should be crafted to appear as if it has been outdoors for a long time.

Natural elements such as plants and rocks are often put in place around a fountain so that it seems more interconnected with nature. Clearly this fountain is much more than merely a pretty add-on.

If you are hoping for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain crafted of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. In time, as moss gradually covers the rocks, it starts to look even more natural-looking.

Anyone who has an extensive area to work with can, of course, out in a much larger water feature. Charming add-ons include a babbling stream or tiny pool with koi in it.

However, water does not have to be an actual element in a Japanese water fountain. It is acceptable to use representations of water in lieu of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. In addition, flat rocks can be laid out close enough together to give the illusion of a rippling brook.


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