Feng Shui Landscape DesignThe best areas for decks, patios, pools, fire features, etc. as well as the most auspicious plants, appropriate colours and building materials.

Feng Shui Design Vancouver, BC

Incorporating Feng Shui landscape design is a wonderful way to enhance your overall outdoor space and personal well-being. We design each element in the best location using the best colours, most appropriate building materials, and the most suitable plants to create an oasis you and your family will love spending time in.

Did you know the design of your garden can bring balance to your whole life and even enhance your wealth production? To complement your landscape design, we recommend incorporating Feng Shui into your space.

Even if you do know about the principles of Feng Shui, it can be difficult to know where to place elements such as your deck in relation to garden beds, or which plants to choose and where to put them.

At Easton Landscaping, we practise traditional and classical Feng Shui, both of which focus on the inter-relationship of form, landscape, and compass direction.

The History of Feng Shui

Feng Shui, the art of placement, believes there is a place for everything and a thing’s placement affects energy flow.

Also known as fengshui or Chinese geomancy, Feng Shui originated in China and translates into English as “wind-water.” The practice approaches architecture by paying attention to chi, the energy binding everything together.

No matter the style of Feng Shui the result is aesthetically pleasing design, which references local features and enhances the natural beauty of a space.

Using Feng Shui in Outdoor Landscaping

When energy is flowing, peace and serenity follows. Using Feng Shui landscape design in your garden or backyard allows you to work with nature and enhance the earth’s elements.

To accomplish this, we apply the bagua map, which is Feng Shui’s way of bringing good energy to all of the important parts of your life. Bagua translated from Chinese into English means “eight areas.” On the bagua map, each direction (North, East, South, and West) represents an aspect of our life. In Feng Shui, there’s also the eight cardinal directions–North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest. These areas correspond to the areas that matter most for your health and happiness.

Areas Making up the Feng Shui Bagua

  • Health and family (East–wood)
  • Wealth and abundance (Southeast–soft wood)
  • Fame and reputation (South–fire)
  • Love and marriage (Southwest–earth)
  • Creativity and children (West–metal)
  • New people and travel (Northwest–metal)
  • Career and path in life (North–water)
  • Spiritual growth and knowledge (Northeast–earth)

Depending on what you want to attract—whether balance or wealth, love or health—we help you choose the best shapes and symbols for your space, such as water and/or fire features, lighting, sitting or play areas. We can also recommend the best placement for decks, patios, or pools as well as incorporate the most auspicious plants, the most appropriate colours, and the best building materials into your landscape plan.

The bagua map identifies areas incomplete or containing weak energy. In both classic and traditional Feng Shui, once these areas are identified, a Feng Shui solution can be applied according to the five elements and the four directions.

Feng Shui and the Five Elements

When you’re considering a Feng Shui landscape design, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the five elements—earth, wood, water, fire, and metal—and how they can harmonize and balance your outdoor living space.

Represented by various plants and objects, here are a few examples of how the five elements can be incorporated.

  • Earth: rocks, boulders, clay pots
  • Wood: benches, planting boxes, arbours
  • Water: water features, fountains, birdbaths
  • Fire: fire pits, lights, lanterns
  • Metal: garden trellis, wind chimes, metal art

Colours are also worth considering in Feng Shui landscape design as they affect your feelings, moods, and energy levels. Whether you choose healing and relaxing colours such as blue, black, and purple or energising colours like red and yellow, they should bring you pleasure and reflect back positive energy.

Good outdoor Feng Shui design will help attract good Feng Shui energy to your home. No matter the size of your outdoor space, it’s possible to create a good design.

Creating Feng Shui Landscape Design

When you design according to Feng Shui, you create an inviting and energizing space for you and your family to enjoy. By arranging the Feng Shui elements to allow chi energy to flow, your outdoor space will be in tune with nature.

Feng Shui works with nature and considers many different elements, which encourage balance and beauty.

While we apply specific formulas to determine the best Feng Shui locations for features, there are no hard and fast rules for where things must go. By understanding how the five elements are expressed in shapes and colours, we carefully plan your space in order to design a beautiful space you want to spend time in.

If you feel happy in your outdoor space, then you have good Feng Shui.