In part 1 of this post we spoke about the principles of Vastu Shastra that can be incorporated into your garden that can result in beneficial impact; here are some additional principles that can be of help when incorporated into the garden:
- The garden should have a focal point (not necessarily in the center) such as sculpture, a pond, fountain[garden fountain], rock arrangement or similar – it should be something that is pleasing and comforting to the eye, an item devoid of any hint of violence; in short nothing remotely disturbing.
- It is important to keep a garden well tended and free of litter or clutter. Dead or fallen branches, dead plants or creepers etc should be cleared promptly to facilitate balanced flow of energies. Lawns should be mown regularly and not allowed to become untidy and unruly.
- Any water bodies such as fountains, ponds or even swimming pools should be properly situated in the garden – they are best situated in the north east direction. Also water fountains and ponds should not be situated in the center of the garden. Improper placement of water elements is thought to bring negativity, adversely affect health, and lead to unfortunate occurrences.
- Decorative plants should be no higher than 3 feet in height.