Tips On Making a Zen Garden
Gardening is one way to release stress and add value to your home. If you want to create more than just a garden, then you can try making a zen garden, a type of gardening developed by a Buddhist monk during ancient Japan. Here are some tips for you to create a zen garden like a pro.
Know the Garden Size
First, you want to decide on the size of your garden, if you’re going to create a desktop garden (a small one for your table) or occupy the entire yard.
Zen gardens, most of the time, are dry landscape. Hence, you will need a lot of sand. For this one, you will need to create a mold, depending on the garden size. Use wood to make a mold, ensuring that the sand won’t spread. You can also rake the sands to create curving strokes.
Stones And Pebbles
One way for you to achieve that zen look in your garden is by adding pebbles and rocks. Arrange them well and do not place too much of them in the area. You can immerse large stones in the sand and place them off-center.
Add Zen Elements
You can use various zen features. It could be a statue, a stone lamp, or anything that is visually aesthetic. You can even use stone boulders, as long as you arrange and organize these items accurately.
Paths and Plants
You can also add plants, even though a zen garden is usually stone gardens, some are adding plants or trees. Plant dark greens for yin energy to balance, and for yang, you can add bright yellow blossoms. Aside from this, you can make a path to guide your guests in any area of your garden.
You can also add a more prominent detail to your garden which can act as the main attraction.
You can add a gazebo, pagoda, pergola, and even a garden bridge. You can also add a seating area, like wooden benches. Oak beams can be the perfect material for that bench.
You can create a zen garden depending on what look you are trying to aim. You can stick to stone gardens or dry landscapes. Any way you want it, it is guaranteed that a zen garden can provide you a relaxing and calm aura to help you detoxify your mind, body, and spirit.