How to Make Your Own Japanese Garden

Having a garden in your home is a great thing. Surely many can envy it. Unfortunately, however, it is not enough to have a garden but to know and decorate it. It is not easy to build a beautiful garden without making it look like the usual.

So I have a new garden style coming from Japan. The Japanese create the gardens as a place for meditation and reflection. That’s why their layout makes them a great place to spend your free time and relax.

Two types

There are very few people in the world who have created an authentic Japanese garden. To be able to create a garden as close to the original as possible or get some basic ideas, you need to learn the basics first.

First you need to know the types of Japanese gardens that exist. One type is called rock garden, which often includes the sand element. In this case no water is used and is designed to depict mountains and rivers.

To achieve this, they throw gravel that symbolizes the rivers. Inside it they place stones that symbolize the mountains. A pretty clever way to avoid using water at all if you don’t want to.

The next zen you can create is called a moss garden. Moss is a plant we call moss and thrives in Japan’s naturally humid and rainy climate. The strange thing is that the moss does not need much water to bloom.

This is good because this plant can be incorporated into gardens from many areas and not only in Japan. Gardens of this type are intended for people who are highly charged, either brain or body.

Don’t get out of the Japanese style

If your goal is to create a true Japanese garden and not a Japanese garden, then you need to know more about culture. Red blossoms and bridges over small rivers come from Chinese traditions and are confused for Japanese.

The truth is that the two peoples have been greatly influenced by each other over time. An authentic Japanese garden, however, never contains fancy and bright colors. What is most used is the monochrome green.

Of course you can use flowers. They can be colorful but not too vivid to distract. In Japanese tradition, flowers have to work to bring out the green, which is the color of the garden balance.