Ways Feng Shui Make Your Backyard into a Haven

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life. wwlhs-cv__61120.jpg

When adding feng shui design into your yard, even a very small area is adequate. If you have a lavish, charming one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui tools are identical whether you are working in your garden or your house. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start by knowing the bagua of the house.

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include 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 consider 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 perfect for a water element.

The Profound Benefits of Water Features

From improving air quality to contributing a feeling of tranquility to the area, a fountain adds so much to your life.

There are many advantages to having an interior or exterior water fountain which you may not even understand. People around the world pulled to coastal cities and large bodies of water, most likely driven by the fact that our bodies have a high water content. While there are many extravagant ways to incorporate the benefits of water into your daily life (like investing in a beach house!), a much more attainable solution is to put a water feature in your home.

The introduction of an outdoor garden fountain to any patio, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space. Even if you are already happy with your outdoor area, the introduction of one of the many outdoor fountains available will make you love it even more. It can be a beautiful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outside the house above the veranda. Add charm and the lovely sound of flowing water to your flower bed with a tiered model. Birds love birdbath fountains because the flow of the water ensures that it stays clean and does not build up bacteria and algae. Perfect your garden area with the calm sound of flowing water.

Keeping Your Water Wall Fountain Tidy

To ensure that water fountains last a while, it is important to perform regular maintenance. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is essential.

Another factor is that water that is exposed to sunlight is prone to growing algae. To avoid this, there are some common ingredients that can be added into the water, such as vinegar, sea salt, or hydrogen peroxide. Bleach can also be put into the water, however this is not the ideal option as it can sicken birds or other animals.

A complete cleaning every three-four months is ideal for garden fountains. The first task is to get rid of all the water. Then use mild soap and a soft sponge to clean the interior of the reservoir. If there are any tiny grooves, grab a toothbrush to reach each and every spot. Any soap residue left on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

Various organisms and calcium deposits can get inside the pump, so it is best to take it apart and clean it thoroughly. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to clean. If you want to minimize build-up in your fountain, use rain water or mineral water versus tap water, as these don’t contain any components that might stick to the inside of the pump.

One final tip for keeping your fountain in top working shape is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can harm the pump and cause it to burn out - something you do not want to happen!

Contained Fountains: Are They Helpful?

People love contained fountains for their simple installation and low price.

All of the parts are included with the fountain even the plumbing and pump. Fountains that feature their own water resource are also referred to as “self-contained”.

If you are shopping for an easy-to-install water fountain for a veranda or deck, a self-contained model is definitely recommended. They are also not difficult to move from place to place.

Once you determine where you want to put your fountain, your landscaper should confirm that it is not too bumpy or uneven. If your landscaper thinks the ground is too bumpy, he can always level it for you. The moment has come to position your water feature in place and fill it with water. It is now time to plug it in using either an electrical socket, a solar panel, or batteries.

Since it is stand-alone and does not necessitate an alternative water source or plumbing, a self-contained fountain is perfect for anyone looking for ease and convenience. Although a fountain can be a focal point anywhere in a garden, many people put them in the middle. A range of common materials can be used for fountains including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

The Prevalence of Water Fountains in Japanese Backyards

No Japanese garden is complete without a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered representative of spiritual and physical cleaning, so it is customarily placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes.

Since water is the most important element of any Japanese fountain, the design is usually simple.

You will also see many fountains that have spouts built of bamboo. The basin, which tends to be made of stones, collects the water as it trickles down from the bamboo spout. In addition, it is essential to the overall look that it appear as if it has been outdoors for a long time. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are often put in place around a fountain so that it seems more interconnected with nature. Obviously, this fountain is something more than just a basic decoration.

If you want to get a bit more creative, try a stone fountain decorated with live bamboo and other natural elements placed on a bed of gravel. In time, as moss progressively covers the stones, it starts to look even more natural-looking.

Bigger water features can be created if there is enough open land. Popular water feature additions are a koi pond or any sort of tiny pool, or even a wandering brook.

However, water does not have to be an element in a Japanese water fountain. Attractive rocks, sand, or gravel are good alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to represent the water. You can also assemble flat stones and position them close enough together that they look like water in motion.

The Wide Array of Styles of Wall Water Fountains

Small verandas or courtyards are a perfect place to set up wall fountains because they add style to an area with limited space. The myriad of designs in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one best suited to your tastes. While there are innumerable prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are pleasing to you.

There are two distinct sorts of fountains you can buy: mounted and stand-alone. Small, self-contained mounted wall fountains can be hung on any surface. One of the most important aspects of wall fountains is that they be lightweight, so they are typically made of fiberglass or resin to mirror the look of stone. Floor fountains are freestanding, large, and also have a basin on the ground as well as a flat side against the wall. Water features such as these are usually made of cast stone and have no weight limits.

Custom-built fountains which can be integrated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. Employing an expert mason is your best option to build the basin and install the essential plumbing. You will need to integrate a spout or fountain mask into the wall. The unified look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape instead of an afterthought.


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