Ways Feng Shui Make Your Garden into an Oasis

Enjoy the health benefits of feng shui by introducing its design elements into your yard. p-641__33944.jpg

Do not be concerned if your garden is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is relatively unimportant. If you have a lavish, charming one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui techniques are the same whether you are working in your garden or your house. In order to learn the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first need to know your home’s bagua.

Before getting started, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might consider putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Anyone thinking about adding a water element into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).

Enhance Your Office Setting with a Garden Water Element

Build business results with a garden fountain. Attract clientele to your business with this type of beautiful element. Unlike home fountains, outdoor fountains installed in business settings should both welcome guests and leave a lasting impact on everyone who sees them.

Any growing firm knows the importance of attracting new business by leaving a lasting impression on new clients. Garden water fountains, beautiful plants, and other elements, will add a bit of nature even in limited spaces. Other work spaces are lucky enough to have the room to build a much bigger garden display. Occasionally only a small area of land is available to a business and they must find a way to make a lasting impression with what they have.

It all boils down to the need to bring in new customers and make an immediate favorable impression. Having an eye-catching garden fountain at the entrance to your company who want to give your business a try.

Agrippa's Astonishing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting Mechanism

Unfortuitously, Agrippa’s wonderful design for lifting water was not discussed much after 1588, when Andrea Bacci acknowledged it widely. It may be that in 1592 when Rome’s most recent channel, the Acqua Felice, began supplying the Villa Medici, there was no longer very much usage for the system. Even though it’s more very likely that it was merely tossed when Ferdinando relinquished his cardinalship and travelled back to Florence, securing his place as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, following the death of his sibling, Francesco di Medici, in 1588. Renaissance landscapes of the later part of the sixteenth century were home to works including music fountains, scenographic water demonstrations and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not outfitted with water in ways which went against gravitation itself.

Commonplace Water Features Found in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. The Japanese water fountain is considered representative of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is customarily placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. Since water is the most essential element of any Japanese fountain, the design is usually simple.

Bamboo is a widely accepted material to use for spouts and therefore often added into water fountains.

The water flows through the bamboo spout and collects in the stone basin underneath. People generally make them appear weathered and worn, even when they are new. People want their fountain to seem as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. Obviously, this fountain is something more than just a regular decoration.

An alternate possibility is to find a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. In time, as moss gradually covers the rocks, it becomes even more natural-looking.

Anyone who has an extensive space to work with can, of course, out in a much larger water feature. Give some thought to adding a lovely final touch like a pond filled with koi or a tiny stream.

However, water does not need to be an element in a Japanese water fountain. Other options include stones, gravel, or sand to symbolize water. In addition, flat stones can be laid out close enough together to give the illusion of a babbling brook.

A Personal Pond Water Element for Your Yard

When someone mentions fountains, you usually think of the big sculptured ones found in parks, in front of hotels, etc. That said, in reality they can be made of any style and size, and are not limited to public locations. This kind of element could even fit into the aesthetics of your garden, yard, or outdoor decor.

Two key benefits can result from installing one of your own. To begin, everyone knows that fountains add elegance and contribute to a comforting ambiance. The sound of the water moving combined with the charming appearance is perfect to finish off a tough day. You will find your environment benefitting from its elegance, too. Moreover, your beautiful fountain will inspire your guests to gather around and take photos, making your get-togethers even more lively.

The second reason for a water element is to guarantee a healthy environment for the fish in your pond. Since it keeps the water pumping constantly, it helps to boost the oxygen level in the pond to the advantage of your fish. The continual motion of the water and the increased oxygen levels will make sure your fish stay healthy. Your flowers will be thank you too.


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