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Gardening Using Feng Shui Principles

Gardening Using Feng Shui Principles

Many homeowners believe that you need to own a sizable garden to introduce Feng Shui in its design. However, the very essence of this ancient Chinese philosophy lies precisely in the best use of small spaces. That is why gardening according to Feng Shui principles is rather popular nowadays as people have to work small plots of land. There are at least 7 principles when it comes to Feng Shui gardening that you should adhere to in order to create the perfect oasis of tranquility.

Allowing the Chi to flow freely

Gardening Using Feng Shui Principles

Just like you should be able to access every section of the garden on foot so does energy need to flow freely through your garden. In Feng Shui philosophy, this energy has a name, Chi. Its imaginary course should not be a straight line but it should circulate throughout the garden in every direction possible, reflected in winding pathways that circumnavigate the garden.

Speaking of the features that Chi is associated with, then a fountain is the ideal outdoor improvement. Like with everything else in Feng Shui, its location is essential. The southeast corner of the garden is ideal for a water feature like a fountain that you can adorn with floating golden bells that will attract positive energy, business success, and money.

In the northern section of your garden, there should be a sculpture of a turtle made out of metal. Its role will be to protect the whole space and especially the children who need to feel safe inside their backyard. In addition, the sculpture will help children be more creative and energetic, which is essential at their precocious age.

The power of wind chimes

The power of wind chimes

If you really wish to get Chi flowing through your garden, then wind chimes are an accessory you cannot do without. Feng Shui teachings set apart, wind chimes are a great addition to every garden on their own, converting the power of the wind into melodious sounds.

Nowadays, there are countless models to choose from but for the purpose of Feng Shui, bamboo chimes are the most favorable. Their color should be that of tree bark or some other neutral shade. When it comes to the number of string, this is left entirely up to, depending on the depth and strength of the sound you wish to produce.

A touch of color

A touch of color

As you have seen from the example of multicolored bamboo wind chimes, colors are an integral part of Feng Shui. Connected with the fire elements, colors are symbolic of various concepts that each have individual benefits. For instance, if you plant purple, orange or red flowers in the southern part of the garden, you can hope for harmony and joy to fill your outdoor living space.

On the other hand, light yellow flowers in the southwest section of the garden tap into the energy of the earth, appeasing anyone in the garden. As you have seen from these two examples, the color scheme relevant to Feng Shui's teaching is inherently connected to the spatial positioning and the flow of Chi.

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Creating a perfect garden in accordance with Feng Shui principle requires a bit of landscaping. Although it might seem complicated at first, Feng Shui gardening requires the use of the very basic garden equipment that you can order online. There you’ll find everything from ratchet pruners to a soft knee mat to make the gardening as comfortable as possible. After all, Feng Shui is all about reaching higher levels of pleasure.

Clearing the entryway

Clearing the entryway

If your garden is in any way connected to an alley or a street, then you need to make your entryway clearly visible. This means picking up those trimming tools you acquired online and trimming the hedges around the entryway. The reason behind this opening of the entrance to your garden to the public is the necessity to allow Chi to flow freely insider and to get rid of all the negative energy residing in your garden and home alike.

Light up the garden (and your life)

Light up the garden (and your life)

As you might have guessed, light holds a special place in Feng Shui philosophy. It is responsible for supporting human relationships, fame, and reputation, which are crucial concepts when it comes to outdoor living space. The aforementioned entryway is important in the sense that it should be well-lit so people in the street will easily spot it which is a huge plus in Feng Shui gardening.

Achieving a balance between yin and yang

Achieving a balance between yin and yang

The yin-yang concept that you have probably heard of before, lies at the very heart of Feng Shui. The eternal cosmic battle between good and evil is reflected in the well-known black and white symbol that we are all familiar with.

In terms of space, yin and yang are actually two faces of Chi, evident through active and passive energy. The atmosphere in the garden should reflect a balance between activity and passivity. Simply put, a person spending time in the garden should not feel exhilarated nor should they doze off the moment they step inside. You should feel at ease, yet motivated enough in a garden where yin and yang are in equilibrium.

All in all, Feng Shui gardening is a great landscaping concept to apply in your backyard. Everything you need to get you started are the principles listed above and a good set of gardening tools.


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Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.

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