Enhance Your Garden with the Use of Feng Shui

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

As far as the size of your yard goes, it is not especially important when introducing feng shui design to it. If you have a lush, beautiful 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 interior decor as well as your garden design. The initial part is to understand the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that. 5216f6ai__65405.jpg

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

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene 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 ideal for a water feature.

The World’s Biggest Water Showpieces

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the tallest continually-functioning fountain in the world. The water here jets up to a elevation 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).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA.

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 which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

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

Lastly is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

Outdoor Fountains Come in Lots of Shapes and Sizes

Is it possible for you to convert your garden into a haven of peace? Add a sense of tranquility to your garden with an outdoor fountain and profit from all the positive benefits of a water feature.

A eye-catching impact is made when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water up into the air. Large, existing ponds can have one of these incorporated without much hassle.

Esplanades and historical mansions often have one these water features.

Outdoor water features come in a variety of shapes and sizes, one of which is a fancy wall fountain. Even with a smallish yard, it is possible to put in one of these water features. Spouting fountains normally make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle kind of water feature. In a very straightforward process, the water flows out of a spout, trickles down a magnificently textured wall only to be pumped back to the top.

Themed fountains are ideal when the look of your garden allows for them. In a rustic themed bungalow or garden, a traditional styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Something special and striking could be an alternative for more modern gardens. Let your mind run free to decide on the best option.

The primary attribute of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a number of different levels. Cascading fountains is another expression used to identify this type of fountain because water streams down multiple levels.

Since external fountains occupy ample space, think about putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. Due to the fact that the reservoirs required for these kinds of fountains are hidden underground, you can make the most of the room at your disposal.

If you seek a feeling of peacefulness and calmness, install a Japanese fountain as these are considered to bring about such sensations. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this kind of water feature. Water then flows into a recipient or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

One of the many designs of fountain available is the glass fountain. Trellis-style fountains of this kind, highlight shaped metalwork which provides a more conventional look. However, this type of water feature is better suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and design. A wondrous effect is created when water flows down the sheets of glass. Some fountains also include colorful LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water cascades downwards. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain creates an interesting façade as the water gently flows downwards.

In a bubbling rock fountain, a big rock is drilled with openings and then filled in the center with pipes. The gurgles and bubbles at the top are the result of the low pressure used to propel the water upwards. Downward flowing water appears as soft trickle as it moves down the sides of the rock to go back to its base. This is yet another possibility for gardens with restricted space. Water is moved at low pressure in this type of fountain, so you can be assured knowing that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

The trend of installing solar powered fountains is becoming increasingly widespread. The lack of cables, the decreased hassle in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the reasons for this increased interest. The numerous designs in outdoor solar-powered fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.


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