A green and blooming garden is an ideal escape for most people who have a busy schedule. Little gardening activities, weekend brunches, evening parties help us to be prepared for the impending eventful week. Just like every other section of the house, your garden craves for attention and should be given a lot of importance. Its placement in the premises, kinds of plants being primed and the decor elements used, every aspect contributes in building a perfect character for the house.
To do the same you will definitely need some interesting and thoughtful tips on how to keep your garden vastucompliant without much ado. The very first input is the location of the garden, it should preferably be in the North or West. A garden in the South- East and South-West directions is a strict no. Each area in the garden is associated with one of the five elements, space to the central area, air to the North- West, earth to the South-West, water to the North-East, and fi re to the South-East.
The positive energies generated from the northern direction and the solar energies from the east, encourage harmony and stability. The next step is the selection of decor elements for your garden, from varied kinds of water bodies, arches, swimming pools to carved stone structures, their thoughtful placement can prominently increase the flow of positive energies. For example, a swimming pool should be planned in the North-East or facing the North direction of the garden, stone sculptures and rock gardens should be in the South-West, South or West directions, place benches in an open space preferably in the East and the North direction, a bird’s nest or a pet’s house should be placed in the North-West corner. Another important aspect while creating a vastu-complaint garden is the type of flora being grown.
Just like every other factor, the colours of the fl owers, their type and their location defi nes the ambience. Ideally, all thorny plants should be pulled up and destroyed. Creepers or other plants should not be grown alongside the building wall as their clingers slowly creep into tiny cracks in walls, gradually widening them and causing damage and seepage of water through the walls. Mahavastu clearly defi nes usage of diff erent colours in each zone. By default, a garden should have a lot of greenery. However, fl owering plants like champak, mogra and parijat, which are white in colour should be avoided in the South-West, the North- West or the East directions.