When it comes to landscaping, if we superimposed the Bagua map over your yard, these are the areas to consider when planning your landscape design.
North (Career) – A Water feature brings excellent Feng Shui, but make sure the Water is not allowed to become stagnant. Balance is important, so be careful not to dig a huge swimming pool which will overwhelm the house – a fishpond, fountain or birdbath is usually sufficient!
Northeast (Knowledge) – Brick walls and paved surfaces are suitable here. A good place for a rock garden. This area represents young sons in the family and a play area would ideally be sited here.
East (Family/Health) – According to the principles of Feng Shui, the East is the abode of the green dragon. A hedge or border of green plants is most auspicious. This location is also associated with the oldest son of the family, considered the most precious because he represents the head of the next generation.
Southeast (Wealth) – An abundance of plants should be grown in this area. This is the ‘wealth’ corner, and Water features placed here can often bring exceptionally good luck to the household. Make sure the Water feature can be seen from the house.
South (Fame) – Brightly colored flowers, particularly red, will attract energy. Not a good place for a Water feature, because Water clashes with the element of Fire associated with this area. Make sure the flowers are flourishing and replace them if they show signs of sickness.
Southwest (Relationships) – This area represents mother Earth. Energizing this corner with lights is helpful. A Japanese-style garden with stone lights, pebbles and stepping stones would be perfect Feng Shui.
West (Children/Creativity) – West is the abode of the Feng Shui tiger, so plants should be kept low. This is the area designated for the youngest daughter and white flowers are especially suitable.
Northwest (Helpful People/Travel) – This area represents the head of the household and it is particularly important that this area has good Feng Shui or the whole family will be adversely affected. There is a lot of yang energy here and the best strategy is to keep this part of the garden plain. Stones and pebbles are also suitable here.
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