Ways Feng Shui Turn Your Backyard into a Haven

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

As far as the size of your garden goes, it is not extremely important when adding feng shui design to it. A sizeable area is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Whether you are adding feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. The initial step is to understand the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that. 6057-9103__74960.jpg

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should learn how to use each of them to maximize the energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast section of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might consider 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.

Finding the Ideal Wind Bells and Windchimes for Your Taste

Pick simple wind chimes in order to avoid conceivable clashes in decor styles. The main goal is for them to fit in easily wherever they are positioned. When it comes to wind chimes, the tone is more important than the appearance. In fact, many of the more decorative types of wind chimes are not made in such a way that allows for the same pristine sound quality as those of a simple aluminum design. Installing your chimes at various heights is important when making your very own wind chime garden. One instance is to locate your wind chimes on a terrace, an additional set in a small tree line and yet another around your flowers. The sounds will profoundly resonate across your yard whenever the wind blows. If the appearance of the wind chimes is important to you, think about hanging them in your eyeline where they will reflect the sun at sunrise and sundown. Stone decoration, flowing water (including waterfalls or a birdbaths) and evergreens go well with aluminum wind chime gardens.

Typical Water Elements Seen in Japanese Gardens

A water feature is an important part of any Japanese garden. You will often see Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are thought to be symbolic of physical and spiritual purification. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very simple because they are meant to draw attention to the water itself.

Many people also choose a water fountain that features a bamboo spout. The bamboo spout is placed over the basin, typically constructed of natural stones, and water trickles out. It should have a worn-down, weathered look as well.

It is important that the overall look of the fountain fits in with the natural environment, so people typically place plants, rocks, and flowers around it. As you can probably deduce, this fountain is symbolic rather than just decorative.

If you want to get a bit more creative, try a stone fountain embellished with live bamboo and other natural elements placed on a bed of gravel. Eventually moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area starts to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

If you are fortunate enough to have a big plot of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Give some thought to adding a beautiful final touch like a pond filled with koi or a tiny stream.

Japanese fountains, though, do not actually need to have water in them. Other alternatives include stones, gravel, or sand to represent water. You can also collect flat stones and position them close enough together that they look like water in motion.


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