Feng Shui Tips for Your Garden 5 Simple Tips
Feng Shui Tips for Your Garden: 5 Simple Tips
Once you know the 5 Natural Elements of Feng Shui, you're almost ready to start putting the practice to work in your outdoor space. Now that we've talked about, "why," and, "where," to do it, here are five "what's," and "how's."
- Create balance by using a mixture of heights, color and textures in your garden. Plants, trees, shrubs and potted plants are good for this. Try to steer clear of using cacti as they are prickly and can be dangerous and create aggression and tension. Succulents are very good to use and do not require much water. Try to use plants that are colorful all year round. If you want to play around with the placement, use containers or pots.
- Water features create yin (feminine energy) and symbolize prosperity. This is a great addition to your garden or outdoor space as long as the water is constantly moving. Stagnant water creates negative energy. Also be sure there are no leaks--you do not want your lovely water feature to drain your finances!
- Lighten up dark spaces in your garden with outdoor lighting, creating yang (masculine energy)
- Curved paths let the energy meander toward your home and not rush to it. If you already have straight paths, let the plants grow over them a little so the chi (energy) can circulate freely around them. Eliminating sharp edges will create better flow and balance.
- Herbs are a great addition to your garden for many reasons. They are easy to grow, provide medicinal qualities and allow you to have fresh herbs to use in your kitchen. Great herbs to try are basil, jasmine, lavender and rosemary.
For a refreshed outdoor space implement a few of these easy Feng Shui tips. You may well see improvements in your life and you will most certainly enjoy your garden even more!