How Feng Shui Turn Your Garden into A Good Place to Think

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will bring its beneficial energy into your home as well.

Size is not the most important factor when adding feng shui design to your garden. Of course, a huge area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well. kay-24202__57696.jpg

Whether you are bringing feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an off-shoot of your house's bagua, so it is essential to determine your home’s first.

It is also crucial to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to optimize its 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 growth energy. A Zen garden with some pretty natural rocks is ideal for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

People thinking about including 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).

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Begin?

The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Roman fountains often depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the nineteenth century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

Recommendations for Installing a Garden Water Fountain

A water source and an electrical socket are two important items that many people do not consider when determining where they want to put in their garden fountain. People sometimes fail to remember the technical information because they get caught up in the excitement of installing their newest purchase. The majority of power cords are 12 feet long and call for a 120v outdoor outlet, though an extension cord can always be added. You will also require a water resource close by so that you can easily fill your water fountain. Carrying large quantities of water requires strength so you do not want to have to lug it a long way. A nearby hose can make filling the fountain a lot more convenient. If you have an specialist on hand, you may want to consider getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much simpler in the long run.

Beautiful Garden Multi-Level Water Features

Fountains with more than one level are very easy to find, and popular particularly in gardens. The regions in the southern portion of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. Typical places to see them are in courtyards and city squares. Tiered fountains come in a wide variety of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively simple types.

People love to include them in areas having a classic look and feel. The fountain should look as old as the rest of the decor and blend in accordingly.

Self-Contained Water Elements: Are They Convenient?

Self-contained fountains are ideal for anyone looking for affordability and convenience. You do not require any additional components because they all come included with the instructions for your fountain. Fountains that come with their own water resource are also referred to as “self-contained”.

Self-contained water fountains are quite easy to install making them the perfect option for your patio or veranda. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later choose to move it somewhere else.

The place you want to situate your fountain will need to be level, so your landscaper will need to first determine if this is the case. Any holes and bumps can quickly be evened out by your landscaper. Your water feature is now set for installation and the addition of water. Last but not least, connect it to a solar panel, a wall outlet, or batteries, and it should be good to go.

If you need a fountain that will not require an outside water source or additional plumbing, a self-contained fountain is best. The center of a garden is a favorite place for a water fountain so as to get the most visibility, even though they can be positioned anywhere. A variety of common materials can be used for fountains including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

The Countless Possibilities in Garden Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to situate your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet. You can have one custom-built to fit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. Both the stand alone and fitted types must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any number of models to pick from including traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

With its basin laid on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are generally quite big in size.

You can choose to put your wall-mounted fountain on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain adds to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.


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