If there is sufficient space left after construction of a house, people generally prefer to have a small garden and few prefer larger garden. Those have lesser space they go for either small terrace garden or plantation in balcony. This tendency is growing faster in metro cities.
Most often they ask for the vaastu guidelines for garden. Here the guidelines for the garden plants are explained as per vaastu. These guidelines will surely help you if you have a garden in your house or if you are planning to have a small garden in your premises.
GARDEN COMPONENTS AS PER VAASTU
LAWNS: The Lawns should be in the East or the North, where a swing with north-south axis can be placed.
PATHWAYS: The pathways should be curvy and should not be straight.
FLOWER POTS – The flower pots should not be kept on the compound wall as it increases the height of the wall, specially the wall of North, East or North-East. They should be placed on the ground in these directions, but they should not be taller than 3 feet and the water should not get logged under them.
WATER BODIES: A small water-fall can be constructed in the East or the North leaving the North-East corner of the garden. If there is a swimming pool in the garden, it should be in the North or North-East direction. A small pond, whose water is regularly changed, can be constructed in north. A fish pond can be had in the west part of the garden.
BENCHES – Benches are useful in big gardens and can be placed in the open space in the East and the North direction so that people sitting in these directions face either east or west.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS FOR GARDEN
As a general rule, gardens in homes or factories should always be in the North or West and within the confines of the compound. Here are few simpler vaastu suggestions for the garden within the house limits:
A Basil plant is a very positive influence within the limits of a house.
Plants of Palm, Paras peepal, Pakar, Sirish, Neem and Bilva, if planted in proper direction, that is the North or the West, bring favourable results.
Bilva, Madhuka and Peepal are very favourable on the West of the house limit.
Goolar is good towards the South of the house compound.
Kanakchampa,in the North brings virtues and wealth.
Coconut and Banana plants within house limits are very good for mental peace and health.
A water pond in a favourable direction, with Lotus, brings fortunes.
The entertaining unit for the children is recommended towards the North-West of the garden.
As far as possible plantation should be avoided in the South, South-West & North-West corners.
Gardens in the South-East and South-West cause tensions. In particular, large or tall plants should never be planted towards the East or North.
No large plant should be planted exactly in the centre of a site.
Thorny succulent plants must not be grown within the house limits. Cacti are considered very dangerous and harmful for a residential unit. They purport to bring tensions and create fractious relationships.
The Ber plant should not be cultivated within the house limits. It increases enmity.
Bamboo should never be grown within the house limits in the ground.
A swimming pool in the centre, towards the South, South-East or South-West and even the North-West create undue events. It brings negativity in the health of the residents.
A swimming pool is good in the East, North or even in the West.
The fountains or water ponds within a house limit should not be built in the centre and should follow the same principles as the placement of swimming pools. Placed wrongly, they cause problems with respect to mental peace and health.
Fountains or ponds are very good towards the North-East. This is also applicable to artificial springs.
Huge, heavy statues or other exhibits are best towards the West, south or South-West
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