This doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise, nor does your garden have to be disjointed in its design.
One of the most important aspects of the external landscape when you’re looking at the placement of your home is the mountain behind you. Often, homes have this mountain missing.
This can be due to the land sloping downwards from the front, or simply that the land is flat.
In the absence of mountains, trees can have the same protective role. The best plants are those that grow tall and dense such as the enduring bamboo or majestic Chinese appletree. This definitely discounts the elegant Palm tree.
Another option is to use trailing plants such as the Bougainvillea. Those thorns will keep out burglars and the joyful, resplendent colours will brighten up anyone’s day. On the more practical side, the Bougainvillea is a very hardy plant.
When the 'Dragon' is missing or is very weak (The ‘Dragon’ is to the left of your front door when you are facing the road) arguments may occur in the home.
or by placing lattice above an existing fence then trailing a perfumed vine will help to counterbalance and bring about increased harmony.
Another option is to place a big statue of a dragon for symbolic purposes with the added advantage of creating a visual feast. Landforms surrounding a location are guardians of the site and these can contain beneficial energy while preventing destructive forces entering the site.
These guardians are called the Green Dragon, White Tiger, Red Bird and Black Tortoise. The formation of these guardians (see diagram) will determine their effectiveness. Hence symbolically, it can help to place statues of the animals in their respective positions and ‘dress up’ your garden at the same time.