Make the energy of your garden joyful
Use different colours, vegetation, water features, garden furniture and wind chimes to generate positive chi
Good garden feng shui nourishes the energy that surrounds our living space, making it more appealing and welcoming. This can be done with colour, vegetation, water features, garden furniture, lights, wind chimes and other garden accessories. Make the energy of your garden joyful and healing with the following doable feng shui tips: Entrance: The entrance to your home is of prime importance. Keeping your front door clutter free and clean attracts good chi. If there is a path leading to your front door, it should not be straight. Inside the garden too, meandering and winding walking paths are preferred over straight ones as they increase the chi. Try bordering them with flowers, creepers, fast growing shrubs and
aromatic herbs etc. Clutter: Get rid of dead flowers, tree stumps and plants as they all create negative chi. Groom your garden by regularly checking for dried leaves, debris etc. Keep branches of trees and shrubs well trimmed. Furniture: Use tables (preferably wood) with large round edges and chairs with flowing curves to enhance the flow of chi. Place round terracotta or earthenware pots in the south-west area to dramatically improve your marriage/romance and the north-east area for education and knowledge.
Setting up tables and chairs with umbrellas are the ultimate symbol of shelter and protection. Do not place benches in exposed parts of the garden. Repair damaged containers and pots to avoid attracting sickness. Protection: Plant tall trees and voluminous shrubs at the back of your feng shui garden for security, privacy and support. Traditionally turtles and tortoises are guardians of good chi. They strengthen it and lend great protection. So, to create support and stability for the house, place them in the backyard. Water: The placement of water features (pools, fountains, etc) is essential to a feng shui garden. Southeast (money and abundance); east (health and fam- ily) and north (career and path in life) are excellent areas for water feng shui element energy. Maintenance: If you already have a water feature, then make sure the water stays sparkling clear, circulates constantly and and is not stagnant and does not have dead or sick plants or fish. Make sure it is not the central focus and does not overpower the rest of the garden. The light: Lighting can highlight plants and foliage bringing a warm glow to your garden. Lights represent fire and give out positive yang energy adding to the ambience of your garden. Hang lanterns from hooks or trees in the south of your garden, because this direction symbolises the fire element.
sounds: Wind chimes can be used to create gentle sounds and healing feng shui vibrations in the air. A metal wind chime can be placed in the west, north-west and north, while a wood/bamboo chime can be placed in the east, south-east, and south Bagua areas which are determined with the help of a Bagua, a special feng shui. tool. Chimes with hollow tubes are considered ideal. Colours: Encourage the fire energy in the south with red or purple flower colours, or earth energy in the south-west with light yellow flowers.