Introduce the Power of Feng Shui into Your Yard

Feel the health benefits of feng shui by adding its design elements into your yard.

Do not fret if your garden is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. If you have a lush, beautiful one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design. kay-41020__93475.jpg

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your house can be used in the garden. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your home's bagua, you will need to start off by knowing the bagua of the house.

Before getting going, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can optimize their energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be integrated in the northeast portion of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. A Zen garden with some lovely natural rocks is perfect for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

People thinking about adding a water feature 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).

A Small Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Fountain

Since water causes a reflection, smaller spaces will appear bigger. Water features such as fountains profit from the reflective attributes coming from dark materials. If your intention is to showcase your new feature at night, underwater lights in varied colors and shapes will do the trick. Sunlight is essential to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Natural therapies use them because they emanate a soothing effect which helps to relieve stress as well as anxiety.

Water just blends into the greenery in your backyard. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to become the core piece of your backyard. Examples of spots where you can install a water feature include large yards or small patios. The best way to perfect the ambience, place it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

Keeping Your Wall fountain Tidy

Water fountains will keep working a long time with routine cleaning and 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. On top of that, algae can be a challenge, because sunshine hitting the water allows it to form easily.

Blend hydrogen peroxide, sea salt, or vinegar into the water to avoid this particular dilemma. Another option is to blend bleach into the water, but this action can sicken wild animals and so should really be avoided.

No more than 3-4 months should really go by without an extensive cleaning of a fountain. Before you can start cleaning it you should drain out all of the water. Next use gentle and a soft sponge to clean the innner part of the reservoir. If there are any small grooves, grab a toothbrush to get each and every spot. Be sure to carefully rinse the interior of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

It is highly suggested taking the pump apart to better clean the inside and remove any plankton or calcium. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it easier to clean. Build-up can be a big problem, so use mineral or rain water over tap water, when possible, to eliminate this dilemma.

Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain daily and add water if you see that the level is depleted. Low water levels can damage the pump - and you don't want that!

Do Pets Like Outdoor Fountains?

House pets may be dubious of a new water feature so make sure to take them into consideration before buying one. A pet dog or cat may think that a freestanding fountain is a large pool or a drinking pond. Installing a water element to your yard is a great idea, one which is certain to benefit your pets. Your fountain may attract birds who think it is a great place to refresh themselves, so it is important to think about where you will place this type of water feature. Install a birdbath if your objective is to draw birds to your yard. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good alternative if you want to avoid such issues. Dentists’ and doctors’ offices as well as manor homes are just a few of the areas where you can find these kinds of fountains.

Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.

The talent of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But the Normans had to pacify the entire territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were straightforward constructs that allowed their inhabitants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently installed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. The tranquil method of gardening was not viable in these bleak bastions. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists today. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A large terrace intended for exercising and as a means to stop attackers from mining under the walls runs about the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge trimmed into the figure of crude battlements.

Disappearing Water Fountains: A Few of the Benefits of Having one in your Backyard

Disappearing fountains occasionally go by the term “pondless” fountains. The source of the water is not visible since it is beneath the surface of the ground. An excellent place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets regular foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the environment. They are available in a range of distinct styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

There are many reasons to give some thought to choosing a disappearing fountain. The water comes from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any risk to those around it is minimized. That said, you will not have to be anxious about the safety of your children. Evaporating water is also not an issue because the water supply is not exposed to heat.

This means you will waste less water than if you had another style of fountain. It is really low-maintenance since it is below ground and not exposed to debris or algae. Finally, due to its smaller size, it is simpler to fit it where you want it than other types of fountains.


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