Guest Author - Lisa Shea
I can't wait for spring to come every year, so I can get out and enjoy my back yard. Here are ways to use feng shui to make your back yard a wonderful, happy, fun place to spend time in!
Water is a key part of any feng shui happy back yard. How can you add water into your landscape? Can you add in a waterfall, a fish pond, or even just a small fountain? Look for ways to add in bird baths for your feathered friends and other water features.
Set up tables so people can sit, relax, and talk. Look for tables with rounded corners, or better yet a rounded table. That way everyone feels comfortable at it and on equal footing.
Wind chimes are wonderful in back yards. They add motion and sound as well. Experiment with various types of chimes to see what works best for you. Some people adore wooden chimes, while others love glass chimes. Each style offers a different type of sound.
Think about your feathered friends. Can you add in suet feeders, thistle feeders, hummingbird feeders, and other types of stations? That will bring your gorgeous birds in closer to you for your enjoyment.
Flowers are a gorgeous part of many back yards. Be sure to keep them pruned, so that wilted or dying parts of the plants are removed. It's better for the plant, and it keeps your visual appeal flowing!