How To Make a Zen Garden
Watch more Lawn Care videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/351-Lawn-Care Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Enjoy the calming serenity of a Japanese-influenced Zen garden by following these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Select the plot Choose a quiet, isolated setting for your Zen garden. Step 2: Define the site Define the garden's shape and size. A raised, wooden rectangle creates a structured garden box, and a free-flowing stone border gives a more organic form. Step 3: Build the garden Place plastic sheeting inside the garden area. Then pour 2 inches of sand throughout, level the sand, and add sculptured rocks or boulders to the area. Tip Use sand made from crushed granite in white, beige, or gray for a pleasing contrast. Step 4: Add texture Layer pebbles, evergreens, and moss for additional texture. Use a rake to create ripples in the sand, which mimic water. Tip Don't overdo the elements or the space will appear cluttered instead of serene. The process of creating the garden should be meditative in nature. Step 5: Appreciate the harmony Add unobtrusive seating, such as a low-profile bench, for a pleasing meditation spot. Depending on the size of your garden, you may wish to add a water element or traditional Japanese bridge. Did You Know? The tenets of Zen Buddhism were compiled by a Chinese monk in 1004 C.E.