The Best Way to Incorporate the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Yard

wwmhs-ss__11609.jpg Introduce feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

When incorporating feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small area is adequate. It is fabulous to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can still introduce feng shui design.

The principal feng shui tools can be used for your home decor as well as your garden design. Your yard's bagua, or energy map, is an extension of your house's bagua, so it is important to figure out your home’s first.

It is also important to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to optimize its energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast section of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. The ideal 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.

Consider incorporating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

A Genuine Roman Masterpiece: The Santa Maria Water Fountain in Cosmedin

Both Christian and pagan artifacts have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers searching the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is mainly for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its entryway. The location of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known area and was, therefore, not frequently visited. For the most part, people stayed away from the area because it was a bleak and neglected part of the city. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI mandated the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The consecration of the first stone to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

Agrippa's Amazing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting System

In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting invention lured the attention and compliments of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the last mentions of the device. Only years afterward, in 1592, the earliest contemporary Roman conduit, the Acqua Felice, was connected to the Medici’s villa, perhaps making the technology outdated. This becomes all the more sad given how amazing Camillo Agrippa’s device was, completely new in Italy during the centuries that passed between the fall of ancient Rome and the contemporary period. While there were other important water-driven concepts either projected or built during the latter part of the sixteenth century, like scenographic water presentations, giochi d’acqua or water caprices, and musical water fountains, none was fed by water like Agrippa’s device.

Eco-Friendly Fountains: Good for the Planet

Are you looking to adorn your residence? Well, you can add that extra touch and augment the value of your home just by adding a solar water fountain. You get all the rewards of an electric fountain, as well as other financial benefits and an overall betterment to your health. While you may spend a bit upfront, the savings that you make in the long-term are worth it. Despite periodic power outages, your fountain will not be affected because it does not run on electricity.

Constant running water fountains will most probably lead to a higher electric bill at the end of the month. The short-term benefits may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased worth of your home will be later on.

Spending more money on our electric bills is not the only downside - the environment is negatively impacted too. Solar driven water fountains are a good alternative to becoming “green”. Using solar energy to power our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also safeguards our environment.

This type of fountain demands less upkeep than others. Clogs don't occur since there is no motor - which means less cleaning. And since there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to enjoy yourself!

Use a Landscape Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality

An otherwise lackluster ambiance can be pepped up with an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your health can benefit from the putting in of one of these indoor features.

The science behind this theory endorses the idea that water fountains can positively impact your health. Modern-day machines create positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions released by water features. Favorable changes to both your emotional and physical well-being take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions. The increased serotonin levels resulting from these types of features make people more aware, serene and energized. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and eliminate air pollutants. In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other annoyances, be sure to install one of these. And lastly, dust contaminants and microbes in the air are removed and lead to improved health.

The Advantages of Solar Powered Fountains

There are various power sources which can be used to run your garden wall fountain. Older fountains have traditionally been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar power is used in new models. The initial expenses to run your fountain on solar energy are probably going to be steaper, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the more affordable option. Many different elements such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are typically used in making solar powered water features. You should be able to buy the right sort of fountain to fit your decoration needs. Such fountains can be easily maintained, and you can feel good about making a real contribution to the eco-system while also creating a peaceful garden haven.

Interior wall fountains not only give you something attractive to look at, they also serve to cool your house. Yet another alternative to air conditioners and swamp coolers, they use the very same principles to cool your living space You can lower your power bill since they consume less electricity.

Their cooling effect can be by blowing crisp, dry air across them. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your home or turn on your ceiling fan to better the circulation in the room

It is essential that the top of the water have air continually blowing across it. It is the nature of fountains and waterfalls to generate cool, fresh air. You will experience a sudden coolness in the air when you come near a sizable waterfall or fountain. Placing your fountain cooling system in a spot where it will be exposed to additional heat is not practical. If you are looking for an efficient cooling system, it should be placed away from direct sunlight.


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