Using Asian Style landscaping is a way of bring nature to your personal back-yard space. Decorating in Japanese style is another way to find your own “zen.” Using Asian style forms of landscaping is a very popular art used in Japan that is becoming very popular hobby in the United States as well.

When creating your Japanese style garden, there are a few common elements that you should keep in mind when decorating. One element to keep in mind are rocks, stones or boulders. These represent an island, land or mountains. They also are ideal for creating paths to walk along or to use in water-falls.

Another popular element when it comes to Asian gardening is fences. You may also use fence with gates too. Fences in Asian gardening represent seclusion and privacy. They also can be a part of the path if you are creating a place to walk too.

To create peace in your garden, you can feature water as part of your design too. You may add fountains, statues, dry creeks or waterfalls. Many Zen Gardens now feature
koi ponds with an Asian Style Garden Bridges that go over them for an exciting centerpiece
Along the streams or near the pond, you can also add oriental statues such as dragons, warrior guardians and Buddhas. Statues can serve as a monument or even as a reminder of something special.

Different types of Japanese plants will enhance to natural aspect to an Asian garden. Each type of plant has its own representation when used to decorate the garden. Some of the types of Japanese plants that are used include:

• Japanese Maple: represents continuous change of life
• Black Pine: represents stability
• Bamboo: serves as a privacy barrier
• Bonsai: when trimmed they capture the beauty of nature

When you gather your elements and the type of plants that you want to use to create your peaceful Asian style garden, you can choose the type of garden you would like to make. Some of the types of gardens include Pond and Island, Japanese Stroll Gardens, Courtyard Gardens and Zen Gardens.

Creating a Japanese style garden is all about bringing peace to your personal back-yard. It is a representation or replica of nature. It doesn't need to be fancy or exotic. The garden should act as a retreat or perhaps even a place you can retrospect or say your special prayer for the day.

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About the Author Rodney Bird is an Author, freelance writer,Professional Craftsman since 1997 and owner of
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