The Best Way to the Benefits of Feng Shui to Your Backyard

c_109__08491.jpg When applied to your yard, feng shui design will bring its beneficial energy into your home as well.

As far as the size of your yard goes, it is not particularly important when introducing feng shui design to it. If you have a lavish, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

The principal feng shui tools can be used for your home decor as well as your garden design. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start off by understanding the bagua of the house.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is important to start by understanding how to strengthen each of its five elements.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast section of your garden because that part of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

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

Why Add Wind Bells and Chimes to Your Yard?

Pick wind chimes which are uncomplicated in design in order to prevent any incongruity in decor styles. This way they will blend in perfectly wherever they are installed. And remember, the importance of sound is greater than the aesthetic when it comes to wind chimes. As a matter of fact, the much appealing varieties of wind chimes are not fabricated so as to yield the same clean sound quality as those composed of aluminum. You can put your chimes at varying heights when creating your wind chime garden. For example, place a set of wind chimes up on a deck, one in a smaller tree line and another among your flowers. The sound produced every time the wind blows will ring throughout your property. Installing wind chimes in your eyeline so you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset will allow you to appreciate their visual aspects. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit in well with flowing water (such as waterfalls or birdbaths), stone decors and evergreens.

The Globe's Biggest Water Showpieces

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water here jets up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the 2nd highest worldwide.

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

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

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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