April is National Stress Away Month, and to help you destress, why not create a relaxing meditation garden in your own yard? Whether you have land on an acre or a narrow outdoor space, it’s easy and fun to create a serene natural space to relax and reconnect with yourself and others. Below we share several tips on how to add your own personal touch to your meditation garden.
Use Trees and Shrubs as Walls for Your Outdoor Room
When carving out a space for a peaceful garden, it’s best to find a place without distractions.
After all, how can you fully relax if you aren’t in an isolated sanctuary garden? If there are any diversions from the beauty of your yard, it can be helpful to create a “green” screen. Yes, a wall of actual greenery, such as trees and shrubs can help you disconnect from the stresses of the world. Evergreens are great for a mediation garden because they grow quickly and can be planted close to each other in order to create a dense barrier. Grow vines are a also a great alternative to produce a natural wall.
Consider Adding a Water Feature
Sometimes, it’s not just what we see that can be distracting; unpleasant noises can easily withhold us from relaxing. Therefore, a mediation garden can benefit from a water feature, such as a cascading or stone fountain, waterfall, or koi pond. The sound of running water drowns out any unwanted noises around your yard, achieving a greater sense of peace.
Stick to Plants with Minimal Color Variety
While many gardens can benefit from having a rainbow of vibrant colors, a meditation garden is meant to calm the nerves, and this is best achieved when keeping things simple. If you’re adding a more visual interest to your garden, you can add plants in different shapes and textures rather than a variety of colors — keep the colors to a minimum.
The plants you select should also have definitive structure to them. Good examples of plants to include in your meditation garden include weeping trees, grasses, and even ornamental trees like Japanese maples. These plants help create a calm, intimate place to reflect, dream, and be quiet.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your garden for spring, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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