We all get stressed out sometimes, which is why it’s so important to have a place where we can decompress, where we can feel safe and secure. Some people will have that space inside their homes, maybe in a bedroom or bathroom. For some, the yard gives them much-needed time to relax. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to make your yard as Zen as possible so you can make the most of the time you have to yourself. Here are some great ideas for making your garden more “Zen.”
A Zen garden has to have some very specific things in it; it can’t just be “nice” or “pretty.” If you want a Zen garden, you should include things like rocks. There is a lot of symbolism in Zen gardens, and the rocks you use are important. Stones with straight edges are meant to look like trees, stones with arches are meant to look like fire, and flat stones are meant to look like water. All of these things must be in your garden at the same time for it to feel like a Zen garden and be a relaxing place to be.
Make a place for your rock garden to go. In an ideal world, there shouldn’t be a lawn. Instead, you should have gravel or sand that has been raked. Then you can put the rocks on top. However, some people couldn’t enjoy their backyards if there was no lawn, so keep yours if you prefer – just make sure to hire lawn care services to keep it neat, or you’ll ruin the effect.
Install A Pond
Water is always calming to look at and listen to, so it’s a great thing to put in your Zen garden. You can start small, if you want, with a water feature surrounded by rocks. But if you really want to make your garden a peaceful place, you should go to a pond center and look for a great pond to put in. When it comes to Zen, ponds are great because you can put a lot of things in them that all add up to something great.
For example, you could make a path to the pond with stepping stones or build a small bridge over it. You can also choose to have fish, like koi, which are relaxing to watch. You can find many varieties of koi for sale online. No matter what you put in your pond, it should make you feel calm, so make sure you know how to take care of it so it always looks its best.
Plant a Blossom Tree
Don’t blossom trees look stunning? Imagine being able to sit on a wooden bench under one or look at one from your own home’s window. That would be great, and it would also be very Zen. Blossom trees are a great way to make a garden a peaceful place to relax.
There are many different kinds of blossom trees, but the cherry blossom is the one that will do best in most areas. This is also the typical tree you see in Japanese art, and it looks beautiful all year long, whether it has pink and white flowers, bare branches, or lush green leaves.