Add Ambiance To Your Swimming Pool Area With A Japanese Zen Garden | – How can you decorate the area surrounding your swimming pool in a way that takes advantage of your love of outdoor living and to set your landscape apart from the usual? You want your pool landscape to be unique, after all it has become the focal part of your life so make it sparkle! One way to set your pool area apart and make it relaxing is by going for a Japanese Zen garden style. Sound intriguing? This type of design not only offers aesthetic appeal, it is zero maintenance and unique.
It’s said that the Eastern world has evolved spiritually, much more than the western world. Zen gardens are centuries old and their spirituality shows in every sphere of life. It takes minimal cost and not much time to set up a Zen garden in your back yard swimming pool area. The Zen garden is scientifically and medically good to have at home. The herbs, plants and pathway enhance the beauty of the place as well as help in healing and relaxing by the pool. For example: instead of a twisted pathway, a small bridge with a rounded pathway favors peace and harmony of the place.
At its core, a Zen garden is nothing but a Japanese rock garden. Its authenticity is well chronicled by American horticulturists. White is the color that is associated with peace and tranquility. To make your own Zen garden you will need a piece of land, white sand, plenty of rocks and bonsai plants. Marbles and stones collected from the sea have mineral properties that lead to tranquility and relaxation. It is also said to have healing properties and can help heal joint aches and pains. If your budget permits, a statue of Buddha can be placed near the pool so that there is peace and tranquility by the pool. You can even meditate by the pool daily. Unlike many other garden types the maintenance cost for Zen garden is relatively low once it’s been put in place.
A small pine tree is considered a must in a Zen garden. Bonsai (miniature) trees of momo (peach), apple and lemon emanate fragrances that will help your mind to relax and de-stress. Cherry blossom flowers( also known as Sakura), apricot, white egret orchid, Japanese wood poppy in yellow , Himalayan blue poppy and the fragile pink maiden lily are flowers that can adorn your pool area. Bonsai plants need to be trimmed from time to time. Learning the art of Bonsai is another way to relax and really communicate with nature and relax around your swimming pool.
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