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How To Plan A Japanese Garden

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Are you interested in creating a small Japanese garden in your home? A Japanese garden can be a quiet place for meditation and relaxing. Before hiring a garden designer or a landscape architect to create this garden, you need to plan how you would like it to look.

 

Some points about Japanese gardens

 The Japanese style garden should bring the fantasy of spaciousness. It can be designed with seating areas or have footpaths so that it can be a garden for walking. Landscape designers and Japanese garden Perth designers create a Japanese garden in a similar way using the perspective below.

  • They ensure that any physical feature like a hill that is found in front of a viewing garden is more prominent than a physical function at the back. The viewer will see that small natural features appear to be far away.
  • Dwarfs and small trees will surround the walking garden to create the fantasy of a great distance.
  • The viewer embarks on a journey in a walking garden. Each point along the journey should offer a fresh perspective.

 

The balance in Japanese gardens

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Unlike Western gardens, Japanese gardens imitate nature to achieve balance. The Western gardens have a geometrical design.

In Japanese gardens, any distance mountain is placed unevenly just like the way it would be placed in nature. A garden path gently roams around a created hillock.

 

Artificial elements in Japanese gardens

Japanese garden ornaments in Australia are just some of the elements in Japanese gardens and can found at local garden suppliers. The shape, colour and texture of these features should harmoniously blend with the surroundings.

Natural resources should be used to make artificial elements in Japanese gardens. In case any seating is offered in the garden, it should be made low and should not be obstructive. There should be a timber bridge crossing over sand that represents the water, a bed of stones or a water body.

 

Stones in Japanese gardens

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In a Japanese garden, natural stone is essential especially in cases of a Zen rock garden.  The stones used in a Japanese garden are smooth and slippery. Some rocks are softer than others and more feminine. The texture of a stone is vital just like its appearance. The small pebbles are selected due to their texture, colour, and shape.

They are used to portray a symbol of water. Large rocks, on the other hand, are chosen as original sculptural artwork. If the designer is interested in creating the fantasy of a distant rocky crest, he could use a large stone.

 

Plants in Japanese gardens

In Japanese gardens, plants are not as important as rocks. It is rocks first followed by green trees. The most important things are the texture, shape and colour of the plants.

To improve the aesthetic of the garden, ground cover plants, bushes and shrubs are the plants that are chosen. Planning a Japanese garden is not an easy task. You need to get in touch with a local nursery or gardener to help you select the plants.

Looking for a landscaping specialist in your area? Head to Bricks+Agent and list your job to receive quotes from local professionals. Once you’re ready to connect you can simply enlist the services of the business you choose.

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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