Feng Shui is the practice of arranging your environment to maintain and build chi, which the Chinese believe is the positive energy flow that connects all things. Thoughtfully arrange your environment and reduce your outdoor clutter, which blocks natural energy flow, and you can enhance your life, increase comfort, and attract positivity into your life.
When Outdoor Craftsmen designs a landscape with the intention of harnessing the power of natural energies, we first ask you consider your life and decide which areas you wish to enhance and improve.
Prosperity, Fame and Reputation, Relationships, Family, Health, Children and Creativity, Skills and Knowledge, Career, Helpful People, and Travel are all areas Feng Shui can improve. We design your landscape to enhance those areas you decide to address.
Here are some things we incorporate:
- Add color and beauty to an area and get rid of old or dead plants. Weeds add to clutter which clogs and slows down energy flow.
- Add a water element, making sure it recirculates, or flows towards you, as water creates chi (and you want that to flow towards you). The front yard toward the entry of a house is a good place for a water element.
- Use groupings of softly shaped shrubs to soften a sharp angle that might be pointing towards your space or front door.
- Use consistent groupings of plants and avoid ‘busy’ plantings as these create clutter. Again, you want to create good visual flow throughout the space so that energy flow is good.
For more information on feng shui in the landscape, we recommend The Feng Shui Garden by Gill Hale. Available on Amazon.
To learn more about Outdoor Craftsmen’s design process, request a free consultation by calling us at 303-828-0408 or look at our Get Started checksheet.