Introduce the Benefit of Feng Shui into Your Yard

su2010_1__07119.jpg Feel the health benefits of feng shui by incorporating its design elements into your yard.

Do not fret if your garden is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. Of course, a large area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well.

The principal feng shui tools can be used for your home decor as well as your garden design. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an extension of your home’s bagua, so it is essential to determine your home’s first.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is crucial to start by knowing how to bolster each of its five elements.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast part of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Give some thought to integrating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Chimes: Ideal for the Yard

Basic wind chimes function better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles.

The main goal is for them to fit in effortlessly anywhere they are positioned. Choose wind chimes that make a beautiful sound and do not get stuck solely on their visual appeal. Simple aluminum types of wind chimes often produce a much better sound quality than those which are more decorative. You can place your chimes at differing heights when designing your wind chime garden. Wind chimes, for instance, can be set up in a wide variety of spots including a sundeck, in a small line of trees, as well as amid flowers. The blowing breeze will produce a sound that will emanate across your entire backyard. If you want to enjoy the aesthetic aspect of wind chimes, make sure they are in line of vision by placing them where they will reflect the sun at dawn and at sundown. Wind chime gardens made of aluminum match well with stone decor, cascading water (including a waterfall or a birdbath) and evergreens.

The Biggest Water Features Across the World

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water here jets up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above 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).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which rockets water 190 meters (620 feet) into the sky.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of pushing water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are functioning.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to highest 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).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

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


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