A nice backyard or garden is a perfect
addition to any house, it creates a place for family
members to sit outside, enjoy the outdoors and change
their atmosphere completely. Backyard is an important
portion of house but with the time and paucity of
space now days there are rarely built any backyard.
However who have space sometimes build their backyard
in any direction whichever they feel suits their need.
Vastu lays down some norms for backyard alike frontyard or
balcony because if this portion of house is not
constructed properly affects inmates with ill health and other complications.
Backyard should be build with care and caution
as construction of this significant area is directly linked to health of occupants
living in house. To negate the undesired effects of wrong backyard
it is essential to note down some basic points when building
According to Vastu Shastra backyard should be constructed towards Eastern
side or Northern side for better results.
East & North are favourable directions in
Vastu due to which any open space left in these portions always give
away good result.
In West facing house, ideal position to build open backyard is
towards East which is good for occupants. But do not left any
space in the front or entrance of West.
An open space towards front in West facing house should be
avoided because in such case there may be undesirable affects
on health of occupants.
In South facing house open space backyard is ideal towards the North
but ensure that you won’t leave any space in front that is
Adverse affects of backyard in wrong direction leads to
complications like enmity, low name, slow development, bad
name, stress, mental tension, and bad health and financial constrain.
Ideal position for backyard are said only to be East and
North while both South and West must be avoided.
A nice backyard or garden is a perfect
addition to any house, it creates a place for family members to
sit outside, enjoy the outdoors and change their atmosphere
completely. Once you have a place that has an outdoor backyard or
garden you will need to put in some effort into the design of the
garden, it has an amazing affect on your family's health and
well-being. Here we will discuss the creation of harmony in
your garden or backyard and bring peace and happiness within your
According to the science of Vastu, all of the five elements
(earth, water, fire, air and space) aspire and need to be in
harmony. This is true to all living things, including plants, we
all requires that all five elements be balanced. The disproportion
of any one element - quality of the earth, quality of water, wind, sun, or the amount of space it
is planted in - will inhibit its growth. In this way a wise
gardener sets up a balanced environment for his plants to grow
free from disease and stress.
You should remember that each area of your garden is associated
with one of the five elements. The southwest area of your garden
is associated with the earth element and creates a sustaining and
grounding force. In the northeast, water element is at home. This
element will allow your plants to flourish. The fire element in
the southeast supports disease-free plants. The northwest is
related to the air element encouraging cross-pollination.
So now that we discussed the theory, here are few great tips you
can use to bring the five elements into better balance with your
garden and make it a sanctuary that is not only beautiful to look
and wonderful to spend time in, but will actually have an
empowering affect on the health and well-being of you and your
1. Invest in the southwest area of your garden. This should be
done in order to stabilize the force of the earth element. You can
do this with a rock garden, tall trees and even a stone statue.
The water element can be used in the garden by using low plantings
in the northeast that will allow the flow of positive solar
energy. Add a fountain or reflection pool or pond in this area to
reflect this beneficial energy throughout the garden.
3. The southeast side of your garden should be devoted to the fire
element, here you can place a fire pit, the fire pit is a great
way to serve the fire element, and it will also be a delight to
look at, once placed in the right location and setup properly, you
and your family will enjoy a fire pit. Red symbolizes this
direction so plant tulips, geraniums and dahlias here.
4. Use wind chimes to balance the air element in the northwest.
Since blue is the color of this area, plant bluebells,
forget-me-nots and iris to enhance the influences coming from this
A well-designed and tended garden, using the principles discussed
here, consideration to space, earth and fire using a fire pit will
benefit you and all the members of your family for years to come.