Vastu Shastra’s Garden Layout Tips
The concept of Vastu Shastra in the present day world is a familiar science. For many who belong to a bit of a superstitious lot or have firm belief in the fact that there is definitely a supernatural force biding us all, have firm faith on this science. Going into the technical designs for the entire infrastructure of the house could be a difficult thing to do but giving a section of your house a complete makeover in regard to the Vastu format is a cake walk. Adhering to it, promises a creation of an enduring structure which not only is a beautiful sight to look at but also results in an all-round well-being and prosperity of the residents of the house.
Garden area is one such segment of any home where even minor changes in accordance to Vastu guidelines, can do wonders for the people living inside it.
Apparently each area of any garden resembles to one of the five elements of Paanch Maha Boota. South west area of the house represents the Earth, North east area of the house accounts for water, South east represent the third element fire (home to the disease free plants), North West to Air, and the center denotes the fifth element that is space.
If the garden is located out in front, its entrance should never be blocked by a massive tree. One can definitely plant some of them alongside the wall of the garden. In fact plantations of trees such as peepal, mango, neem, banana, coconut etc. are most preferable from Vastu point of view. These trees not only hold auspicious position but provide one with the delicious fruits, medicines, wood and even oil. The garden smells afresh with their fragrance and brings in a windy touch.
A small plant Tulsi with ayurvedic values should be planted too. It is of both religious and medicinal importance.
The left North East region should be used to sow small plants which let the sunlight penetrate through the front section. Also this area is the residing area of the water element.
The south west section of the garden should be planted with beautiful flowers of all sorts such as daffodils, wisteria etc. Placing a cactus plant is not a wise decision also roses with little thorns are allowed. This helps to trap the magnetic North- South energy and also the solar energy from the east.
South east i.e. the section which symbolizes fire should be planted with flowers like Dahlias, Tulips and Germanium. Excellent spot to place a barbeque by the way.
Installation of a fountain and a wind chime can represent the water and wind element of Vastu Shastra. The center that is the free open area would represent the last element- Space. This spot is the best to communicate with the nature. Ideal place for practicing meditation and yoga.
The only place left to decorate in the entire garden area is its boundary walls. Bonsai plants of various varieties should be kept there; it would help one to enhance the aesthetic beauty of the place.