Feng Shui in your garden

With summer coming up quickly it may be worth considering a little shift around in your garden to create a new and relaxing feel to your garden. Using you water features and garden features to reflect a peaceful ambiance throughout your garden is actually quite simple. I am sure most of us have heard of the term 'feng shun' but what does it actually mean, and how can you use it in your garden.

img_fengFeng shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive energy. Now if you are sat there wondering what am I talking about and how does this relate to my garden then the reasoning behind it is actually quite simple as your garden can be one of the most relaxing areas of your home.

Good Feng Shun design in your garden can easily attract a nourishing and positive energy to your garden as well as a satisfying all of your senses.

Feng Shun is actually suitable for any sized garden. It is not a case of the bigger the garden the better energy that will be produced. It is still possible to create a positive energy even in the smallest of gardens. When considering Feng Shun in your garden you need to take into account the five elements of feng shun.

For example, the northeast corner of your garden is considered to be connected to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. The feng shun element connected to this area is Earth. In essence this is a perfect area to create a beautiful rock formation with the use of aggregates. Here are the other feng shun elements that need to be considered in your garden; wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element is also associated to a colour.

imgWood - Green and Brown

Fire - Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple and Pink

Earth - Light Yellow and Light Brown

Metal - White and Grey

Water - Blue and Black

For the purpose of this blog, adding a water feature to your garden will be most beneficial to add the feature in feng shun areas such as Southeast (Money & Abundance); East (Health & Family) and North (Career & Path in Life), these are all excellent areas to place a water feature to receive the most positive energy. Another element of a well designed feng shun garden is the addition of slow curving pathways to demonstrate good energy. If you are considering adding a garden play area for your children then the west feng shun area is the recommended area as this area that is related to creativity.

When creating your garden feng shun make sure you reflect colours and nature that will bring you pleasure to look at in your garden. Feng shun is a very relaxing and positive combination of elements and when done correctly it can provide you with the relaxing energy that you are looking for.