Ways Feng Shui Make Your Yard into Place to Relax

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

Size is not the most important concern when adding feng shui design to your yard. Of course, a large area is great if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

Whether you are adding feng shui design to your home or garden, the methods are the same. su9205_2__94732.jpg Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an extension of your house's bagua, so it is essential to figure out your home’s first.

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

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include in the northeast part of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. The ideal 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.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas ideal for a water element.

Presenting Contained Backyard Water Fountains

Since contained fountains are both affordable and easy to install, they are very trendy. Since all materials are included with the fountain, no other parts are required. Fountains that feature their own water supply are also known as “self-contained”.

If you are looking for an easy-to-install water fountain for a patio or deck, a self-contained model is definitely recommended. Their versatility is also an advantage, as they are very easy to move around.

The spot you want to put your fountain will need to be even, so your landscaper will need to first determine if this is the case. If your landscaper thinks the surface is too bumpy, he can always level it for you. You are now prepared to install your water feature and fill it with water. The final thing remaining to do is to connect it to a power source such as batteries, a wall socket, or a solar panel, and it will be set to go.

If you need a fountain that will not need an outside water source or additional plumbing, a self-contained fountain is ideal. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and position them right in the center, although they can really go anywhere in the garden. You purchase them in myriad different materials such as cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

Eye-Catching Backyard Multi-Level Fountains

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been popular, most notably in gardens. These kinds of fountains are popular in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries. The courtyards of buildings and public squares are just two the places you might find one. While some multi-level fountains have ornate designs including sculptures or artwork, others are very basic.

Traditional or classic locations are perfect places for them. It should look as if the fountain has been part of the environment since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Water Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to situate your wall fountain when you need peace and quiet. You can have one made to fit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will require a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. There are many different types available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

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

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted fountain onto an already existing wall or built into a new wall. This style of fountain adds to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape instead of an added feature.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Originate from?

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.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Residents of cities, townships and small towns utilized them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains had to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring.

Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. Fountains enjoyed a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains created at the end of the 19th century functioned only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

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

Dogs, Cats and Outdoor Fountains

If you are thinking about installing a water feature, make sure your pets like it. Pets such as dogs could confuse your freestanding fountain with a large pool to cool down in or a pond from which to drink.

Installing a water element to your property is a great idea, one which is certain to benefit your pets. You should take into account the fact that birds might think they have found a new place to bathe when they notice your fountain so think well where you put it. Install a birdbath if your goal is to draw birds to your property. Wall water features are great for indoor use as well if you want to avoid these issues. These sorts of fountains are great for dental and medical practices, not to mention stately homes.


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