How Feng Shui Make Your Yard into Sanctuary

Experience the health benefits of feng shui by introducing its design elements into your yard.

Do not fret if your yard is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. Of course, a big area is fantastic if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well. wwlhcj-cp__16426.jpg

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is essential to figure out your home’s first.

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

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal development energy. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water feature is a great add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Reasons to Give Thought To Putting in a Disappearing Water Feature in your Garden

Disappearing fountains also go by the name “pondless” fountains. You are not able to see where the water comes from, since it is below ground. Disappearing fountains add calming sound effects and striking visuals to any place where people get together. They come in a wide variety of designs, some of which are ceramic urns, waterfalls, granite columns, and millstones.

There are many special benefits to a disappearing fountain as opposed to other fountains. Any danger to anyone standing around it is averted since the water source is below ground level.

This means that children can safely hang out around it. Evaporating water is also not an issue since the water source is not out in the open. Therefore, your fountain will not use as much water as other styles of fountains. The time needed on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and rubbish can not get into the water supply. Last but not least, because of its small size it can fit almost anywhere you wish.

Liven Up Your Workaday Life with a Water Fountain

The movement and sound of water generated from a fountain have two effects: cleaning the air and proving a place of relaxation and tranquility, both of which will improve your quality of life.

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will help you in ways you might not even grasp. Water makes up a considerable portion of our body composition, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. While there are many luxurious ways to incorporate the benefits of water into your daily life (like investing in a beach house!), a much more accessible solution is to install a water feature in your home.

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be improved by setting up an outdoor garden fountain. 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 could be a beautiful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outside above the veranda. Turn your flower garden into an oasis of peace by adding a pretty tiered model. The flow of the water in birdbath fountains, as compared to still water, means that bacteria and algae will not accumulate in the water, making for healthier water for wild birds. The enchanting sound of trickling water is the final touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.

The Prevalence of Fountains in Japanese Backyards

Japanese gardens typically feature a water feature. The Japanese water fountain is considered symbolic of spiritual and physical cleansing, so it is customarily placed in or near the doorways of temples or homes. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very basic because they are meant to draw attention to the water itself.

Moreover, water fountains with bamboo spouts are very common. Under the bamboo spout is usually a stone basin which receives the water as it trickles down from the spout. In addition, it is important to the overall look that it appear as if it has been out of doors for a long time. It is important that the overall look of the fountain fits in with the natural surroundings, so people typically place plants, rocks, and flowers around it. Clearly this fountain is much more than just a nice add-on.

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. After some years it starts to really blend into the surrounding nature as moss grows over the stone.

If you are lucky enough to have a big piece of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Lots of people add a koi pond or a small stream as a final touch.

Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Potential options include stones, gravel, or sand to represent water. Natural rocks that are smooth and laid out tightly together can be used to produce the illusion of moving water.

Animals and Backyard Fountains

Take into account how your pet may react to a water feature before you buy one. Your freestanding fountain may be seen as a big pool or a drinking pond by your dog. Integrating a water feature to your yard is a great idea, one which is certain to benefit your pets. You should take into account the fact that birds may think they have found a new place to bathe when they see your fountain so think carefully where you put it. Installing a birdbath in your yard is the perfect solution if you want to attract birds. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good alternative if you want to avoid such troubles. Dentists’ and doctors’ practices as well as stately homes are just a few of the areas where you can find these kinds of fountains.

The Countless Choices in Garden Wall Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a veranda is ideal when you seek to relax. Moreover, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not take up much room. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are essential for freestanding as well as mounted styles.

Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can consider.

Usually quite big, freestanding wall fountains, also referred to as floor fountains, have their basins on the floor.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. Incorporating this type of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.


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