Feng Shui in the Garden

A garden can benefit from feng shui and even help change the energy in your home. A properly arranged garden can be a place to be uplifted and energized and also soothed and relaxed. This balance is very necessary but is easy to accomplish by using various plants, flowers, and decorations. The best place to have an entrance to your garden is facing South. The garden will get the maximum amount of sun exposure. You should also use an arch or open space instead of a closed gate.

feng shui in the garden landscape

feng shui in the garden landscape

feng shui garden plants

feng shui garden plants

feng shui landscaping front yard

feng shui landscaping front yard

There aren’t any specific plants you are supposed to use but you should maintain a good balance between colors. Since hotter and brighter colors increase your energy, you should have them separated from your cooler and mellower colors which will relax you.

One of the hardest things to do in a garden is avoid clutter but this is a must in feng shui. When you first plant, everything is pretty small and your garden may look a little barren. This is just fine. You want to make sure that each plant has its own space so you don’t end up with a cluttered jungle.

It’s easy and fun to incorporate the five feng shui elements into your garden. A birdbath can cover water, some lights or torches are fire, and for earth, clay pots and small boulders work wonders. As far as paths in your garden go, you should avoid straight paths and instead opt for curvy, leisurely paths made from rounded tiles. Avoid edges whenever possible in your paths.

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