Ways Feng Shui Make Your Backyard into A Good Place to Think

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can bring energy into your residence.

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

Feng shui tools are identical whether you are working in your garden or your home. twf024-ra__29355.jpg In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first need to know your home’s bagua.

Before getting underway, make sure you grasp the five elements of feng shui so that you can make the most of their 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 use it. A Zen garden with some pretty natural rocks is perfect for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

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

The Globe's Biggest Water Fountains

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

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd with water levels of 202 meters (663 feet).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the U.S..

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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 operating.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished 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.

Water Elements: A Must Have in any Japanese Landscapes

Japanese gardens usually include a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered symbolic of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is typically placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. Since water is meant to be the focal point of a fountain, you will find that the designs are kept very simple.

Moreover, water fountains with built-in bamboo spouts are very common. The basin, which tends to be made of stones, receives the water as it flows down from the bamboo spout. People generally make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are frequently put in place around a fountain so that it seems more in line with nature. To the owner of the fountain, it clearly is more than just nice decoration.

For something a bit more one-of-a-kind, start with a bed of gravel, add a stone fountain, and then decorate it artistically with live bamboo and other natural elements. The aim is that over time it will start to look more and more like a natural part of the surroundings, as moss slowly grows over the stones.

Anyone who has an extensive space to work with can, of course, install a much bigger water feature. Nice add-ons include a babbling stream or tiny pool with koi in it.

Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Lots of people choose 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 running water.


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