Introduce the Energy of Feng Shui into Your Backyard

win738__11655.jpg Integrating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

Size is not the primary factor when incorporating feng shui design to your garden. A huge area is great for those lucky enough to have it, but a smaller area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the approaches are the same. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start off by understanding the bagua of the house.

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast section of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a peaceful Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

Anyone thinking about incorporating 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).

Acqua Vergine: The Remedy to Rome's Water Challenges

With the construction of the 1st raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s hills no longer had to rely solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their requirements.

If residents residing at higher elevations did not have accessibility to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to count on the other existing solutions of the time, cisterns that gathered rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that drew the water from below ground. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill via the underground channel of Acqua Vergine. Pozzi, or manholes, were constructed at regular stretches along the aqueduct’s channel. While these manholes were created to make it less difficult to protect the aqueduct, it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the channel, which was practiced by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he acquired the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. Despite the fact that the cardinal also had a cistern to collect rainwater, it couldn't supply a sufficient amount of water. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat directly below his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him access.

Pets and Water Fountains

Think about how your cat or dog may react to a water feature before you get one. Your pooch could think that your freestanding fountain looks like a big pond to drink from or a pool in which to bathe. Think about fitting a water fountain in your yard since it is a feature that will impact your much loved pets favorably. Your fountain may draw in birds who think it is a great place to cool down, so it is important to think about where you will place this type of water feature. Putting a birdbath in your yard is the ideal answer if you want to attract birds. The indoor use of wall water fountains is completely possible if wish to prevent these problems. Dentists’ and doctors’ offices as well as stately homes are just a few of the places where you can find these types of fountains.

Garden Fountains: Setup Guidelines

Two things many people ignore when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a handy water source and an electrical outlet nearby. The thrill of owning one occasionally causes people to overlook the technical aspects when setting it up for the first time. Do not forget that an extension cord can be handy if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the normal length of power cords. You will also need to have a water supply close by so that you can effortlessly fill your water fountain. It is challenging to move water from one location to another. A nearby hose is handy when time comes to fill the fountain. The ideal setup is with a water fountain autofill, but this has to be hooked up to an external water line and requires a skilled person to install it.

The Myriad Models of Water Wall Fountains

Small patios or courtyards are an ideal place to set up wall fountains because they add style to an area with limited space. Traditional, antique, modern, or Asian are just a few of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your tastes dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to satisfy you, you do have the option of having a custom made one.

Depending on your wishes, you can choose from mounted or freestanding types. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained versions which can be displayed on a wall. Normally made of resin (to resemble stone) or fiber glass, these kinds of fountains are lightweight and easy to hang. Floor fountains are freestanding, big, and also have a basin on the floor as well as a flat side against the wall. There are no weight constraints on these sorts of cast stone water features.

Customized fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. The basin and all the necessary plumbing are best installed by a qualified mason. The wall will have to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. Custom-built wall fountains contribute to a unified appearance because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.

The Many Types of Exterior Fountains

Make your dream a reality by creating an oasis of tranquility in your yard. Integrating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as a variety of beneficial effects that come with having a water feature.

The magnificence of a spouting fountain can be observed when it sends a stream of shooting water into the air. Large, existing ponds can effortlessly be fitted with one of these. You may have seen one of these in a recreation area or an old estate.

Outdoor water features are available in a variety of forms, one of which is a chic wall fountain. Even with a small backyard, it is feasible to add one of these water features. Whereas spouting fountains leave behind an impressive effect, wall fountains are more understated water features.

In this straightforward process, water is ejected from a little spout, flows down a wonderfully textured wall, before being recovered at the bottom and returned to the top once again.

Dependent on the look you have chosen for the garden, you could contemplate a themed fountain. In a rustic themed bungalow or garden, a classical styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. think about installing something bolder and distinctive for a contemporary garden. Choosing what to do is completely in your hands.

Water flows down several levels in a tiered fountain. Water runs down numerous tiers in a cascading fountain.

The space necessary for an outdoor fountain can be extensive, therefore, a better solution is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs necessary for these kinds of water features are buried underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Add a Japanese fountain if you are looking for a feeling of peace. In this style of water feature the water flows through bamboo sticks. Water then streams into a bucket or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

Glass fountains make up an additional group of fountain. Producing a more classical look are trellis-style fountains which feature shaped metalwork. However, this style of water feature is better suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and design. As the water streams over the top of the glass it produces a dazzling effect. Some fountains also include colorful LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water flows downwards. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) showcases water slowly flowing down its façade.

Bubbling rock fountains are large stones drilled with holes which are then filled with pipes in the middle. In this sort of fountain, water is driven upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. Flowing towards the base of the fountain, the water comes back as a slow drizzle down the sides of the rock. Little gardens are ideal for this sort of fountain.

The low pressure used in this sort of fountain prevents water from being splashed about in case of a windy day.

Solar fountains have recently gained in popularity because they are powered by the sun. There are numerous reasons for this newly found appeal such as the absence of cables, less difficulty in running them, a decrease in electricity bills, and the benefits to the environment. Outdoor solar-powered fountains are available in myriad varying styles, therefore, you will not have to settle on which one to purchase.


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