Integrating Feng Shui into Your Yard

Introduce feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your household. or-162__54357.jpg

When incorporating feng shui design into your yard, even a very small space is adequate. A sizeable area is great for those fortunate enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to incorporate feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. In order to know the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first have to understand your home’s bagua.

Before getting started, make sure you comprehend the five elements of feng shui so that you can make the most of their energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is necessary to use it. A perfect addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas perfect for a water feature.

How your Business Can Benefit from a Water Fountain

Most clients love water fountains. If you have a business or store, having a water fountain will likely bring in more clients and set you apart from others. Yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, salons as well as other retail stores can all profit from including a visible water feature outdoors. For businesses where people like to hang out outdoors, a water fountain can provide a chilled environment. Bars or a restaurants that include a water feature will be appealing to those who are seeking a romantic setting.

An Introduction to Garden Herbs

Lots of gardeners are attracted to natural herbs because they can make use of them in so many different dishes. They are extremely painless to grow both indoors or outdoors, and offer up instant gratification as you can use them in a wide variety of recipes including soups, marinades and sauces. Herbs are very easy to maintain and often do not necessitate daily care, but even better you can relocate these plants in the house with the pots to assure they are going to be able to pull through the winter weather that often tends to be cold and deadly for all plants. It is often sensible to allow perennial herbs to comprise the bulk of your garden, as these will not die and require replanting at the end of the year. In addition, the varieties of herbs you like to cook with should affect your personal herb choices. Basil, oregano, and thyme are great herbs to plant if you take pleasure in cooking and eating Italian food. If you prefer Latin themed food, you may choose to cultivate cilantro instead. Where you put your herb garden will confirm which herbs can grow there. To make the undertaking less difficult, plant directly in the ground if you live in a mild climate with no severe winters or summers This makes your back yard look stunning without the trouble of making or buying planters. If you do not want to your plants to die or become dormant after being exposed to severe weather conditions, you can always rely on planters. They are convenient and versatile and you can relocate inside at any time.

Bernini's Early Showpieces

The Barcaccia, Bernini's first water fountain, is a striking chef d'oeuvre built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this spot is filled with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy debate and each other's company. One of the city’s most fashionable gathering places are the streets surrounding Bernini's fountain, which would undoubtedly have brought a smile to the great Bernini. In around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII helped Bernini launch his professional life with the construction of his first water fountain. An enormous boat slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's main theme.

The great 16th century flood of the Tevere, which left the entire region inundated with water, was memorialized by the fountain according to documents from the time. In 1665 Bernini traveled to France, in what was to be his only prolonged absence from Italy.

Make Daily Life Better with a Water Fountain

Your quality of life will be absolutely influenced by a fountain as it not only provides you a place of tranquility and calm, but also serves to clean the air.

You might not even be aware of the extent to which a water fountain, whether inside or outside, will complement your life. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be connected to the fact that the human body consists largely of water. While you could invest in an overpriced beach house or plunge into the ocean every day to enjoy the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and less costly!

The addition of an outdoor garden fountain to any patio, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space. Outdoor water features can further enhance even the most beautiful space. A terrific idea is to set up one on the wall of your screened porch, or perhaps outside as part of your outdoor decor. Add charm and the lovely music of flowing water to your flower bed with a tiered model. Birds love birdbath fountains because the flow of the water ensures that it remains clean and does not accumulate bacteria and algae. Add the final touch with the enticing sound of running water in your garden.

Garden Fountains Improve your Office Setting

Build up business profits with a garden fountain. A nice one will make your commercial space feel warm and welcoming. Unlike home fountains, outdoor fountains installed in office settings should both welcome guests and leave a lasting impact on everyone who sees them.

Any growing company knows the importance of attracting new business by leaving a lasting impression on new clients. It is simple to create natural spaces in even the smallest of spaces by putting in garden water fountains, attractive plants and flowers, among other things. Other work spaces are fortunate enough to have the area to create a much bigger garden display. However, there are a lot of commercial spaces that must make do with much smaller areas.

It all boils down to the need to bring in new customers and make an immediate positive impact. Your garden fountain will act much like a welcoming embrace to new clients thinking about working with your business.

Build it and They Will Come: Water Features and Wildlife

Putting in an outdoor water fountain or a bird feeder will allow you to delight in the natural presence of wildlife or pets. Birds need to have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. Birds including robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers favor the movement of water from a fountain and are not necessarily drawn to bird feeders. Many flying creatures delight in running water rather than of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds can hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs like fountains as they provide another place to drink fresh water. During hot months of summer, cats and dogs will be outdoors for the absolute freshest water around. Also, regularly flowing water fountains require less upkeep than the still water of a birdbath that tend to get dirtier.


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