Whether you’re swimming long, slow laps in the swimming pool or if you’re sipping an adult beverage poolside, a Zen garden adds to relaxation in pool area, the swimming pool contractors from Best Pro Pool Service explain.
Time spent in the swimming pool, hot tub or relaxing pool side is soothing to both mind and body. To add to that, a Zen garden will make the outsiide pool adjacent area the most soothing room “in the house.”
A Zen garden adds to relaxation in pool area
A Zen garden, if you aren’t aware, combines outdoor living with a uniquely landscaped space in the backyard. Your swimming pool is an oasis from the stresses of the day, but when you add a Zen garden poolside, you will have an additional area in which to rest and relax.
A Zen garden requires virtually no maintenance so you don’t have to add that as a stress about having to perform upkeep in what is supposed to be a relaxing area. Look online or in magazines for inspiration on how to design a Zen garden and then consider where it might fit into your yard and your entire landscaping design.
Zen gardens are also considered Japanese rock gardens. They are centuries old and are believed to bring spirituality and peace into your life. Once you have your Zen garden set up, it is almost a “set it and forget it” landscaped area.
It’s been both scientifically and anecdotally shown that these landscaped areas provide stress relief and that adds to your relaxation. Consider adding plants and herbs to the pathway to your Zen garden to enhance the beauty, charm and to the soothing scent of the area. If your yard is large enough, add a small covered walkway or raised bridge or even a rope bridge that you need to cross to get to the Zen space.
Because the color white is associated with tranquility and peace, fill parts of the area with white rocks and sand. Adding marbles or sea glass or stones that you have collected from the sea or other salt water body of water will bring their own mineral properties to the peace and tranquility of the space.
A Buddha statue near, or in, the Zen garden heightens the peace and tranquility.
Choose trees and other plants that will not only survive and thrive in your area of the country, but that enhance the relaxation of the space. What should you plant?
Here are a few items to consider:
- A small pine tree is considered a must-have.
- Bonsai (miniature) trees, peach, apple and lemon trees emanate fragrances to help you relax. Bonsai do require maintenance and clipping and shaping of branches.
- Cherry blossom flowers, apricot, white egret orchid, Japanese wood poppy in yellow,
- Himalayan blue poppy and the fragile pink maiden lily are flowers that can adorn your pool area.
Are you ready for a Zen garden this year? Do your research, then give us a call. Let’s make this happen before summer kicks off.