While most of us want beautiful, lavish and luxurious gardens, in today’s era of apartment living, the concept of having a beautiful, comfortable, lavish and luxurious outdoor garden is somewhat a dream. However, if you are lucky enough to have space and land, you will be amazed to see how patches of green can be transformed into a pleasant living space.

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When To Start
People generally invest a lot of time and energy in designing home interiors, it is important to keep in mind that the same holds true for the outdoors as well. Ideally, the same principles that guide your room set up inside should guide your designs outside, too.
What one should look at while creating an outdoor ambience it to bring in the five elements to a balance, something that is not just beautiful to look at but also has a positive effect on the health and well-being of its inhabitants. In tandem with its principle, a garden which is a key outdoor feature should not only make your home stand out, but also be designed in a way to emit positive energy.

Keep In Mind
Before designing a garden, identify the kind of garden you want – a kitchen garden, a water garden, a regular garden, etc. But the one trend that is fast emerging into a style statement is the water garden. Since gardens involve patience and meticulous planning, start small, maybe with a flower bed. It is best to wait and watch while designing an outdoor landscape.

Step Forward
One can opt for any water feature as a perfect add-on depending on your garden space. It keeps the energy flowing and prevents it from being ‘locked’. Flowing water can ease tensions and allow the vibrations of the life force to enter us and nourish our aura. The placement of the water feature is very important aspect as it influences the size and structure of the water feature and the impact it creates. Ideally, a water feature should be placed in an area that gets exposure to direct sunlight. It would be better to avoid areas with trees as the leaves can make cleaning the water feature a daunting task.

Pool Magic
If you have space and want to strike the right balance, then building a pool is a great idea, according to Vaastu. A pool with the latest features is a great choice to bring in freshness to the outdoor living space. If done right, it can add to the style quotient of the entire house. Planning your pool begins with your vision of the outdoor space. We believe that the possibilities are endless, provided the right pool builder is involved at the onset. Gone are the days when people desired were simple water bodies; now pools come with hydrotherapy systems along with spa loungers, apart from the good-old Jacuzzi

Build Right
A well-designed and properly constructed pool requires maintenance. In case a landscape designer is involved and plants in the poll periphery are thoughtfully considered, one may not even need to fish out debris like leaves, flowers etc. All you need is a pool builder who understands fluid dynamics. He should thoughtfully choose the right kind of equipment keeping in mind the volume of water. This will assure that there won’t be need to empty the pool or change the water. Complicated maintenance procedures are not needed and in fact it’s fairly inexpensive and easy to maintain a properly done up pool. At the end, a meticulous selection of lighting can transform your garden and pool into a therapeutic environment.