The Best Way to Introduce the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Yard

Enjoy the health benefits of feng shui by adding its design elements into your yard. s_488__96365.jpg

When incorporating feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small area is adequate. If you have a lavish, charming one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

The main feng shui tools can be used for your home decor as well as your garden design. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is important to figure out your home’s first.

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

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is essential to incorporate it. 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.

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

Choose from Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Designs

Small verandas 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 some of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your preferences dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a customized one.

Mounted and free-standing water features are available on the market. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained variations which can be displayed on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually light so they can be easily hung.

Stand-alone fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are sizable, have a basin located on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. Typically made of cast stone, these water features have no weight restrictions.

It is a good idea to incorporate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape experts. A skilled mason is required to place the water basin against the wall and correctly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. The cohesive look provided by customized wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery instead of an afterthought.

Pondless Water Elements: A Few of the Plusses of Having one in your Backyard

The name “pondless fountain” is one other way to call a disappearing fountain. The water comes from a covered supply, hence the name. Disappearing fountains should be installed near any place people hang out regularly, as they add so much to the surrounding area. It is not difficult to find the style that is right for you, as there are so many to choose from such as millstones, ceramic urns, waterfalls, and also those with granite columns.

Disappearing fountains also offer many added merits. The water rises from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any risk to those around it is reduced. This means that children can safely be around it. Moreover, no water will evaporate since it is not exposed to the open air. As a result, your fountain will not use as much water as other types of fountains. It is very low-maintenance since it is underground and not exposed to debris or algae. Last but not least, because of its small size it can fit almost anywhere you wish.

A Smaller Garden Space? Don't Feel Left Out! You Can Still Have a Water Fountain

Since water makes a reflection, smaller spaces will appear bigger. Increasing the reflective attributes 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.

Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lighting fixtures during the night. Natural therapies use them because they exude a calming effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

The foliage in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to become the central component of your backyard. Small verandas or major gardens is the perfect place to put in a water feature. The ambience can be significantly changed by placing it in the best place and using the right accessories.

Consider Buying a Contained Water Element for Your Yard

People love contained fountains for their simple installation and low cost. All of the pieces are included with the fountain even the plumbing and pump. There is another use for the label “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water repository.

Given that they do not require much work to set up, self-contained fountains are perfect for patios and porches. They are perfectly transportable too in case you later choose to move it somewhere else.

The first issue the landscaper will need to find out is whether or not the land is flat. Do not worry if the land is not level, your landscaper can always even it out. The next step is to put your water element in place and add some water. The only 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 operational.

If you need a fountain that will not require an outside water source or extra plumbing, a self-contained fountain is ideal. While a fountain can be a focal point anywhere in a garden, many people put them in the middle. You can buy them in myriad differing materials such as cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

Learn All About Container Herb Landscapes

Container gardening is ideal for herbs. People who like spending time in the kitchen or the garden usually find themselves drawn to the subject of herbs. Herbs deliver immediate satisfaction as they can be used in any dish, and they are incredibly easy to grow. An herb garden is easy to preserve once it is growing, and once autumn begins to freeze, planter gardens and potted herbs can easily bemoved - so they will last all winter long. Some herbs will be set to harvest earlier than others due to their varying growth rates. Like all hobbies, herb gardening requires a certain amount of patience. Thought results might not be noticeable immediately, it is important to continue taking care of an herb garden as it takes time.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, were basically gardens selected and planted on roof terraces. They were waterproof and developed to be created over a significant, curved stone foundation that held massive storage rooms further down. The terraces effortlessly grew trees as the soil was deep and water from cavernous wells was supplied to the plants through a hydraulic system. The plants that were widely used were thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary.


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