For those of you who have your own garden, it’s your opportunity to get the exterior Feng Shui into shape. Your garden has enormous potential to be transformed using Feng Shui principles in the same way as the interior of your home.
Even if you live in an apartment and cannot have an outside garden, create a small one indoor with a few houseplants, some quality lighting and small rock garden or small fountain.
When putting together your own garden avoid giving it an irregular shape, especially if the north-east corner is cut off. It is best if the north-east corner is extended. If your garden is irregular in shape then it is worth landscaping to square the corners.
Plants represents growth and they absorb negativity. They can help combat negative energy.
Flowers in the north encourage prosperity, in the north-west social life, in the south-west happy family, in the south-east increase passion and romance, and in east fertility.
Tall trees are ideal in the south-west corner, offering protection from the sun’s infra-red rays.
The total number of trees on your plot should not be an even number or a number with zero. Avoid having a tree directly in front of the main entrance.
Having pomegranate, plum, orange or peach trees in the house is lucky for the family members.
A pond with a small fountain in the north-east corner brings in prosperity. This area of garden should not be obstructed by tall trees or plants.
Climbing plants or creepers should not be grown on the Northern and Eastern compound walls.
Water feature should be avoided in the south-east and Western area of the house.
Bar-be-cue in ideal in the south-east area.
Heavy stone figures should be placed in the south-west corner.
Another thing to avoid in the garden is leaving rotting or dead plants as they generate too much of Yin energy.
Raman Datta is a vaastu consultant