How to Design a Japanese Garden

How to Design a Japanese GardenYou can create a Japanese garden as a refuge for relaxation and rest. One should be aware, however, that it is done not to put a few planters and leave a pond shell from the hardware store in the ground. It requires a high level of experience and knowledge, to create such a garden and to be able to replant. In the article we take roughly on the first steps towards the creation of a such a garden. Introduction we are dealing with the history of Japanese Gardens. This was followed by the criteria that are to be observed in the planting of the garden.

Formation and origin of the Zen Garden

For the first time the philosophical garden building, appeared principle in Japan, zero according to the rules of Taoism, Zen, and the Ying Yang in the year. Unexpected: Japanese garden building came to 612 after Japan by a Korean. The most famous Japanese garden can be found in Kyoto and hardly changed for thousands of years been. Japanese garden building has a strong relationship to the poetry and culture. This is especially this emphasized that the maintenance of the garden was taken over by poet.

Japanese Gardens will find more and more inroads into public parks of the German cities and enjoy a growing popularity in the German society. Germany-wide there are already 38 public Japanese Gardens in different types and styles.

Preparation, materials and criteria for the creation of the Japanese garden

Initially the decision should be made whether the whole garden or just a small part of Japanese-style should be designed, because even a small landscaped section can miss the whole garden an exotic touch. Appropriate plants which give the garden a Japanese “touch” are discussed in addition to the base materials to the design and construction of the Japanese garden. Logically you need to equip of the Japanese garden garden tools such as Spades, shovels, and wheelbarrows.

A not too fine a 20 cm thick layer of gravel must be purchased for the characteristic Kiesbette of the Japanese garden. So you must not daily weed weed, is offered a gravel surface. There is a gross calculation needed to hook the gravel.

Where is the right choice of plants is one of the most important criteria for the cultivation of the Japanese garden. Due to similar climatic conditions such as in German-speaking countries, you can rely mostly on local or growing in Germany plant. These include azaleas, snowball, Japanese maple, rhododendron and conifer species.

Regardless of the above mentioned plants, no limit is set of creativity in the design of the Japanese garden – it must however be subject to the colour combination of red and green tones. Plants with white sheets can be integrated to put more contrasting accents.

Design of the Japanese garden to the Yin-Yang principle

The Chinese philosophy builds on the Ying and the Yang principle, which design is applied also in the garden. It is characterized by the juxtaposition of opposites and the emphasis on common ground.

In the Japanese garden these opposites as light and shadow, light and dark are dry and humid, high and deep, square and round, as well as Plains and hills.

How to create the Japanese garden

Led by careful planning for the construction of the Japanese garden, taking account of Ying-and-Yang principle, the design can begin. First, the so-called Kiesbette are excavated 20 cm deep. Here, a small excavator is useful depending on the size of the garden and of the gravel bed. Subsequently, the weed fleece in the excavated gravel beds will be evenly distributed with the gravel. The various plants are planted according to their individual request to Pflanzenheit at a suitable location, glove, and maintained. We do not go on the creation of a pond in this article because this information not specifically creating something with a Japanese garden has to do. The Internet offers several pages explain how to create a pond to create a pond, which enriched the Japanese garden as an oasis of well-being. Japanese decorative elements such as E.g. boulders (very large stones), which can be distributed in the garden to make the view of the garden are a further eye-catcher.

Due to the weight and transportation, rain barrels in Boulder look to replace the real boulders. Creativity is needed here.

Japanese Gardens are reliant

Hardly an another garden, the Japanese garden required special care to ensure a harmonious sight. Clean hooks of gravel roads and gravel beds combined with precise pruning of plants, make a Japanese Garden only presentable. We advise to carefully to prune the plants twice for the plant-specific times during the year. A balanced fertilization gives the plants a good growth and significantly influenced the overall picture of the Japanese garden. If you want to make your garden your own meditation Center, try it but with the help of our design tips.

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