Feng Shui Garden
In Feng Shui, garden is considered a form of Yin, while the house is
said to be Yang. Therefore, the garden and the house should present
the balance of both yin and yang energies. Though the size of the
garden does not matter, its design, planning and layout is very
important. The flower beds, the angles, the curved pathway, all play
an important role in attaining the balance of energies between the
garden and the house. However, you can make your garden beautiful as
well as harmonious by following some basic Feng Shui tips. Besides
this, the basic elements of Feng Shui, like the Ba-gua, the compass,
the five element theory, the flow of energy and Chi, are applicable
as much to your garden as to your house.
Try and avoid over-usage of straight lines, as this will help you
reduce negative energy. For a good paving, use curved stones.
Besides this, you can also use straight edged stones in curved lines
or a herring bone pattern to activate the flow of Chi. If the paving
area of your garden is quite large, you can place chairs and tables
or even plants in accordance with feng shui principles, to boost up
the flow of positive energy.
Fences and Hedges
Fences and hedges are very useful in a garden. They not only provide
segmentation in the garden, but also beautify it, especially when
trimmed in exquisite shapes. Rather than having straight fences,
trim them in curved or irregular shapes. Use flower beds and
creeping vines to break the high fences. Feng Shui principles, when
applied to the garden, balance the whole area of the garden within
itself as well as with the home located in the vicinity.
Feng Shui Garden Tips
Given below are some tips which will prove to be helpful in applying
Feng Shui in your Garden
- Have "living spaces" in you garden, as they provide a haven for
friends and family to relax and enjoy the sunshine and gentle
- Trees or large shrubs at the back of the garden provide privacy
as well as protection.
- Mix different sizes, shapes and colors of plants to acquire
balance within different species.
- Water elements, such as pools, ponds and fountains, are
appealing and encourage the flow of Chi. They also ring prosperity
and represent yin (feminine) energy.
- To balance the Yin, use garden lights in the dark areas which
represent Yang (masculine) energy.