Ways Feng Shui Make Your Garden into a Haven

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

Do not fret if your garden is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. kay-29220__99956.jpg If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to incorporate feng shui design into your living space can be used in the garden. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your home’s bagua, so it is important to determine your home’s first.

Before getting underway, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal improvement energy. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might consider putting some into a tranquil 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).

The Life-Altering Benefits of Water Fountains

Having a fountain around can improve your everyday life as the soothing sound of the water provides a sense of tranquility, and the movement of the water serves to clean and moisten the air.

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will help you in ways you might not even grasp. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be connected to the fact that the human body is made up mainly of water.

While you could invest in an overpriced beach house or jump in the ocean every day to enjoy the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and more affordable!

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be upgraded by getting 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 appreciate it even more. It can be mounted on the external wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. Make your flower garden an oasis of tranquility by adding a beautiful tiered model. Birds love birdbath fountains because the cascading of the water ensures that it stays clean and does not build up bacteria and algae. Finish your garden area with the calm sound of flowing water.

The First Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

During his rule (1397-1455) of the Roman Catholic Church, the learned Pope Nicholas V commissioned countless of translations of old Greek classics into Latin. Turning the city into the deserving capital of the Christian community was important to him, so he also took steps to embellish it. Beginning in 1453, he called for the reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away.

Nicholas V also reinstated the Roman convention of installing grand fountains, known as mostras, to mark the end point of the aqueduct. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by him to build a wall fountain where we now find the breath-taking Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains located in the Piazza Navona and the Piazza del Popolo were eventually supplied with water from the modified, reconstructed aqueduct.

Keep Your Large Garden Fountains Tidy

In order to ensure that water fountains last a while, it is vital to perform regular maintenance. It is essential to clean it out and get rid of any debris or foreign elements that might have fallen into or onto it. Another factor is that water that is subjected to sunlight is prone to growing algae. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be mixed into the water to avoid this issue. Some people opt for adding bleach into the water, but the downside is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

Experts advise that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough cleaning every 3-4 months. Before you can start cleaning it you must drain out all of the water. Then use a soft towel and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. If there are any little grooves, use a toothbrush to get each and every spot. Any soap residue left on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

Some organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is best to take it apart and clean it completely. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it quicker to wash. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to avoid any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by checking on it every day - this will keep it in tip-top condition. If the water level falls below the pump’s intake level, it can damage the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!

Introducing Container Herb Landscapes

Container gardening is the best way to grow herbs. If you appreciate being in the kitchen or yard, you'll probably be drawn to the world of herbs. These lovely plants are suited to any amateur gardener; they are immediately gratifying as they can conveniently be introduced to any recipe. A few moments of attention every day is all that is required to preserve an herb garden once it is planted, and planter gardens and potted herbs can be brought inside once the autumn nights begin to freeze, making it continue all year long. The differing growth rates of herbs make for different harvest times. Herb gardening requires some stamina, as can be likely for any new venture. Tackle your herb garden like an athlete practices his/her day-to-day exercises, results might come slowly but they will come; caring for your herb garden is important even when you do not see results right away.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, were actually gardens planned and planted on roof terraces. They were waterproof and developed to be created over a significant, curved stone foundation that held substantial storage rooms further down. Water was brought up to the terraces by hydraulic systems and the terrace soil was profound enough to cultivate trees. Well-known plants were thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary.

The Pull of Multi-Level Water Features

Fountains with multiple tiers can be found just about anywhere and have been featured in gardens for ages. You can find many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. While they can be seen anywhere, they are most prevalent in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people gather. Tiered fountains come in a wide variety of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively basic types.

Any area can be embellished with one, although a more traditional setting is sometimes more appropriate.

The fountain should blend right into the environment as if it has been there since the start.


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