The concept of Vastu Shastra in the present-day world is a natural science. For many who belong to a bit of a superstitious lot, or have a firm belief in the fact that there is a supernatural force biding us all, have firm faith in 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 home a complete makeover regarding the Vastu format is a cakewalk. Adhering to it promises the creation of an enduring structure, which not only is a beautiful sight to look at but also results in 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 following Vastu guidelines, can do wonders for the people living inside it.
Each area of any garden resembles one of the five elements of Paanch Maha Boota. Southwest area of the house represents the Earth, Northeast area of the house accounts for water, Southeast represents 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 plant some of them alongside the wall of the garden. Plantations of trees such as peepal, mango, neem, banana, coconut are preferable from the 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 that let the sunlight penetrate through the front section. Also, this area is the residing area of the water element.
The southwest 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 even the solar energy from the east.
Southeast i.e., the section which symbolizes fire, should be planted with flowers like Dahlias, Tulips, and Germanium. An 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 nature—an 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.