Ways Feng Shui Make Your Garden into an Oasis

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

Size is not the most important factor when incorporating feng shui design to your garden. It is fabulous to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can still incorporate feng shui design.

The primary feng shui tools can be used for your home decor as well as your garden design. b-033__22864.jpg The first task is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

It is also important to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to make the most of its energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be located in the northeast part of your garden which connects to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a peaceful Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas perfect for a water feature.

Wall Fountains: The Minoan Civilization

On the Greek island of Crete, digs have unearthed conduits of multiple types. They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater. Rock and clay were the substances of choice for these channels. Terracotta was employed for canals and conduits, both rectangular and round. Among these were clay pipes that were U shaped or a shortened, cone-like form which have exclusively appeared in Minoan civilization. Clay conduits were utilized to circulate water at Knossos Palace, running up to three meters beneath the flooring. These Minoan pipelines were additionally made use of for gathering and storing water, not just circulation. This required the terracotta pipes to be suitable for holding water without leaking. Below ground Water Transportation: This system’s hidden nature may mean that it was initially manufactured for some sort of ritual or to allocate water to limited groups. Quality Water Transportation: There is also information which indicates the pipes being used to feed fountains independently from the domestic system.

Water Features: A Must Have in any Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. They tend to be put right at the entrance of Japanese temples and homes because they are thought to be representative of spiritual and physical cleansing. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very basic because they are meant to call attention to the water itself.

You will also find many fountains that have spouts made of bamboo. Under the bamboo spout is typically a stone basin which receives the water as it trickles down from the spout. It should have a worn-down, weathered look as well. People want their fountain to seem as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. Needless to say, this fountain is something more than just a simple decoration.

An alternate approach is to find a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. Over the years it begins to really blend into the surrounding nature as moss covers the stone.

Anyone who has an extensive spot to work with can, of course, install a much larger water feature. Popular water feature extras are a koi pond or any sort of small pool, or even a wandering brook.

There are alternative options if you do not want to put water in your Japanese fountain. It is okay to use representations of water instead of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. Natural rocks that are flat and laid out tightly together can be used to produce the illusion of flowing water.


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