Vastu Shastra is an environmental science which observes the workings of natural forces and records how magnetic poles, sun rays, and land compositions influence living things. As per the primitive system of vastu for garden, it’s important for the five basic elements to work in harmony to enable the seeds to germinate, develop and grow healthily. Imbalance of any element, whether soil (earth), sun (fire), wind (air), water or space, will slow down the development and may even lead to irreversible damage. As a general rule, a garden must be in the North or West side and inside the borders of the compound.
Each Area Of A Garden Is Associated With One Of The Five Elements-
|The Five Elements||Associated Area||Effect|
|Earth||Southwest||Creates a force that grounds and sustains|
|Water||Northeast||Helps the flora to flourish|
|Fire||Southeast||Keeps the plants free of diseases|
|Space||Central area||Increases the flow of positive influences which nourish other elements.|
Positive energies which generate from the northern direction and the solar energies from the east encourage harmony and stability.
Planting Trees and Foliage According To Vastu For Garden
|Type||Best Direction For Plantation||Advice|
|Smaller shrubs||East or North||Avoid North-East|
|Tall trees (e.g. Coconut tree)||South-West||Avoid planting such trees too close to the building|
|Large trees (e.g. mango)||South or West portion of a house||Avoid planting such trees too close to the building. Also, sow them at a place which gets enough sunlight without blocking it for the residents.|
|Tulsi or Basil||North, North-east or East direction||It’s advisable to grow Basil on each side of a pathway stretching from the main gate to the entrance of a house.|
|Creepers||The exteriors of a building||Avoid using the compound wall or the building for support. Creepers should only be grown in the garden and must have their own support.|
|Fruit Bearing trees||East||–|
|Flower bearing plants such as Jasmine, Rose and Marigold||South-West||Avoid using thorny plants with the exception of Rose. Also, it’s auspicious to grow Jasmine on each side of a pathway that stretches from the main gate to the entrance of a house.|
Vastu For Other Structures In the Garden
|Flower Pots||North-East, North or East (on the ground)||Avoid keeping them on the compound wall and make sure they don’t grow more than three feet tall (from the ground).s|
|Waterfall||North or East||Avoid North-East corner|
|Swimming pool||North-East or North||Avoid constructing a pool in the center of a garden.|
|Benches||East and the North direction||Place benches in an open space|
|Swings||East or North||–|
|Stone sculptures and rock gardens||Southwest, South or West||Avoid any other direction|
|Bird’s nest or a pet’s house||North-west corner||–|
Auspicious Plants And Trees As Per Vastu For Garden:
- Azadirachta indica
Things To Be Avoided:
- Planting thorny plants is prohibited inside or outside a house.
- Fruit bearing trees must be avoided.
- Milk bearing trees are prohibited.
- Remove dry leaves, creepers, and overgrown shrubs regularly.
- Banyan and fig must only be planted in temples.
- Trees must never be planted in the center or front of a house.