Incorporate the Power of Feng Shui into Your Backyard

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can bring energy into your household. kay-97620__91524.jpg

When introducing feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small space works. Of course, a huge area is fantastic if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

The principal feng shui tools can be used for your interior decor as well as your garden design. The initial task is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

Before getting going, make sure you grasp the five elements of feng shui so that you can make the most of 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 development energy. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a tranquil Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they 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).

Presenting Container Herb Landscapes

Container gardening is ideal for herbs. If you love being in the kitchen or yard, you are going to probably be drawn to the world of herbs. Herbs bring immediate enjoyment as they can be used in any meal, and they are extremely easy to grow. An herb garden is simple to preserve once it is growing, and once autumn begins to freeze, planter gardens and potted herbs can easily be relocated - so they will last all winter long. Some herbs will be set to harvest sooner than others due to their varying growth rates. Herb gardening involves some stamina, as can be expected for any new venture. Tackle your herb garden like an athlete approaches his/her daily routines, results might come slowly but they will come; caring for your herb garden is crucial even when you do not see results right away.

Remarkably one of Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, were merely terraced rooftop gardens. These waterproof rooftop gardens were intended to be built around a mammoth stone underpinning that would surround the tremendous storage rooms underneath. Water reached the terraces through hydraulic devices and the soil was deep enough to grow trees with great ease.

The plants most commonly grown on the terraces were thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary.

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Water Fountains

You can find peace and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. Even a small space can contain a customized one. Both the stand alone and mounted models need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are many different varieties available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

Normally quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

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

How Many Different Types of Garden Water Fountains Are There?

Gardens allow you to escape into nature and be outside anytime you want. There is nothing as lovely as one to unwind in, something you can keep in mind when you are working to get it set up. A beautiful garden will increase any property value, as “curb appeal” is vital to the market value. Many people choose to add to their landscaping by putting in statues or other art, re-doing the pavement of their driveway, planting trees, or adding a water feature.

A significant improvement to your garden can be achieved by putting in a water fountain. A true fantasyland can be developed from what used to be a very ordinary spot. You are not the only one who will appreciate the serenity the sounds of the water create; you might also notice an increase in the number of birds and other friendly animals visiting. All attention will now be focussed on the gorgeous fountain.

From Where Did Fountains Begin?

A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

Originally, fountains only served a functional purpose. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains built to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

The end of the 19th century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

Ways a Water Feature Can Make Your World Better

Your quality of life will be positively influenced by a fountain as it not only offers you a place of peace and calm, but also serves to clean the air.

You might not even be aware of the extent to which a water fountain, whether inside or outside, will enhance your life. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be linked to the fact that the human body is made up primarily of water. All living creatures need water to exist, and while you could move to a pricey house on the beach somewhere, a much easier and cheaper possibility is to install a water feature wherever you live.

The addition of an outdoor garden fountain to any deck, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space.

Outdoor water elements can further enhance even the most beautiful space. If you have a screened porch, give some thought to installing one there, or if not, then on the external wall above your patio. Add charm and the lovely sound of trickling water to your flower bed with a tiered model. You will notice lots of birds heading to your garden if you put in a birdbath fountain, as the water stays fresher than still water since it is constantly flowing. The hypnotic sound of trickling water is the secret touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.


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