Improve Your Backyard with the Use of Feng Shui

434_fo__04471.jpg When applied to your yard, feng shui design will bring its healthy energy into your home as well.

When adding feng shui design into your yard, even a very small space is adequate. A sizeable space is great for those fortunate enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to include feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. In order to learn the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first have to know your home’s bagua.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is crucial to start by knowing how to bolster each of its five elements.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast part of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. This could be the optimal place to put a meditative Zen garden with some alluring stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

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

Guidelines for Putting in an Outdoor Water Fountain

Two things many people forget about when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a handy water source and an electrical outlet nearby. The joy of owning one occasionally causes people to overlook the technical details when setting it up for the first time. Do not forget that an extension cord can be useful if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the standard length of power cords. It will be necessary to replenish your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water in the area. Water is challenging to move manually from place to place. A nearby garden hose is helpful when time comes to fill the fountain. A water fountain autofill is yet another alternative, but will demand the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

The Perfect Tiered Water Fountain for your Backyard

Fountains with more than one level are very easy to find, and popular especially in gardens. These types of fountains are widespread in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. The courtyards of buildings and communal areas are just a couple the places you might see one. Impressive carvings can be found on some of the most sophisticated tiered fountains, while others have less complex designs.

Traditional or classic surroundings are ideal spots for them. It should appear as if the fountain has been part of the environment since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

The Wide Array of Exterior Water Features

Have you ever considered turning your garden into a haven of tranquility? Incorporating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as a variety of powerful effects that come with having a water feature.

The beauty of a spouting fountain can be observed when it propels a stream of shooting water into the air. It is possible to have one of these fitted into an existing, ample pond. Esplanades and traditional stately homes often have one these water features.

Wall fountains are an great illustration of outdoor wall features.

Such water features make for a great addition to your yard even if it is small. Spouting fountains normally make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of an understated type of water feature. It is straightforward undertaking wherein a small jet of water propels outwards in front of a splendidly textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Themed fountains are perfect when the style of your garden allows for them. In a rustic themed cottage or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. think about installing something bolder and unique for a modern-day garden. Feel free to let your hair down and go with something interesting and intrepid.

The main characteristic of tiered fountains is the multiple levels spewing out water. Due to the water running down its various levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

Since outdoor fountains require ample space, consider putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. These types of water features are ideal for an area with limited space because their reservoirs are hidden underground.

Add a Japanese fountain if you are looking for a feeling of tranquility. In this style of water feature the water passes through bamboo sticks. The repetition of water flowing into a bucket or shaped stone is one of the main characteristics of this kind of fountain.

Glass fountains make up another group of fountain. Trellis-style fountains of this sort, feature shaped metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Gardens with a lot of sharp edges as well as contemporary forms and designs are better for these types of water features. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass panels. LED lights are also used in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows down on the glass sheet. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) shows off water softly cascading down its façade.

In a bubbling rock fountain, a big rock is drilled with holes and then filled in the middle with pipes.

In this type of fountain, water is pushed upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. The water returns gently dripping down the sides of the rock to get to its starting point. Little gardens are ideal for this sort of fountain. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is perfect because it prevents water from being sprayed around in windy weather.

Solar fountains have recently gained in popularity because they are powered by sunlight. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electricity bills, and the positive effects they have on our ecosystem. The varied designs in outdoor solar-powered fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.

Exterior Wall Fountains: The Numerous Styles on the Market

Wall fountains are well suited to little patios or gardens because they do not require too much space while also adding a touch of flair and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just some of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a customized fountain if none of these are pleasing to you.

There are two specific sorts of fountains you can buy: mounted and stand-alone. You can place a mounted wall fountain because they are small and self-contained.

Fountains of this kind need to be lightweight, therefore, they are usually made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass. Floor fountains are freestanding, large, and also have a basin on the floor as well as a flat side against the wall. Typically made of cast stone, this type of water feature is not limited in weight.

Landscape designers often recommend a individualized fountain for a brand new or existing wall. Installing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work needs a expert mason to do it correctly. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. If you want a cohesive look for your garden, buy a customized wall fountain because it becomes part of the scenery rather than a later addition.

Installing a Fountain In Smaller Backyards

Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a smaller space appear bigger than it is. Augmenting the reflective aspects of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. Night time is a great occasion to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. The sun is indispensable to power eco-lights during the day time while submerged lights are great for night use. The comforting effect created by these is oftentimes used in nature therapies to alleviate anxiety and stress.

Your backyard vegetation is a fantastic place to blend in your water feature. People will be centered on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your garden.

Examples of places where you can install a water element include large lawns or small patios. The right accessories and the best location for it are important if you want to enhance the atmosphere.


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