Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Garden Feng Shui Secrets - Does Your Garden Measure Up?

Is your front door visible from the street? Do you have a walk or path that meanders from the street to your main entrance? If you answered no to either of these questions, your front yard could use some Feng Shui fixing.

Feng Shui's fundamental premise is that Chi energy or 'Breath of Life' connects Heaven, Earth and Man. Chi energy exists in and all around our environment and flows just as wind and water, hence, the translation of Feng Shui as 'wind and water'.


Feng Shui applies to not only the interior of the house, but the way the house sits on the lot, its relationship to the street, the topography of the land and the elements that make up the landscaping.

As Chi energy ebbs and flows around a house, it is greatly influenced by how well the architecture is sensitive to the site and the landscape elements around it.

The front entrance of a house is the "mouth of Chi" and represents our relationship with society also informally known as the "curb appeal". Entrances, front doors and pathways should be inviting and welcoming to attract positive Chi. If the front door is hidden from the street, it could be that the architecture has hidden it, or that simply there is too much shrubbery blocking the view.


Blockages, barriers and clutter can interfere with the flow of Chi and reduce the amount of benefit you would otherwise get from a free flowing path. An architecturally "hidden" front door needs special enhancements to draw in the Chi energy, such as lighting the path or hanging a wind chime at the entrance.