How to Feng Shui Your Yard

The ancient Chinese art of feng shui can help us fill our homes with good energy and serenity, improving health, wealth, and relationships. But did you know that you can also feng shui your yard to enhance the energies there? You can–and the process is easy, fun, and a pleasant thing to do on a lovely summer day.

Find out how to attract good fortune to you and your family with simple feng shui principles applied to your yard.

First, find the true entrance to your yard, and then look at the listing below to see placements to enhance the chi in each area.

Career or Life Journey
Element: Water.
Colors: Black and dark blue.
Bagua Position: Center front.
Guidance: Make sure to remove obstacles such as overhanging branches, prickles, squeaking hinges, and make sure you have clear passage.

Element: Earth.
Colors: Pink.
Bagua Position: Back right.
Guidance: Groups of plants; pairs of trees, flower pots, or statuary.

Family and Ancient Wisdom
Element: Wood.
Color: Green.
Bagua Position: Left middle.
Guidance: A table for family meals, or other family get-togethers.

Element: Wood.
Color: Blue.
Bagua Position: Back left.
Guidance: Compost.

Helpful People
Element: Metal.
Colors: White and silver.
Bagua Position: Front right.
Guidance: Birds, bird houses, statuary.

Creative /Children
Element: Metal.
Colors: White or silver.
Bagua Position: Right middle.
Guidance: Children’s play area; creations such as garden sculpture.

Element: Earth.
Colors: Blue and sometimes yellow.
Bagua Position: Front left.
Guidance: Meditation garden; seedlings, flowers, vegetables.

Element: Fire.
Color: Red.
Bagua Position: Back middle.
Guidance: Your best accomplishments (flowers, sculptures, etc.); moon gate (round or square openings in hedges, walls, etc.)

Tai Chi
Element: Earth.
Colors: Yellow or gold.
Bagua Position: Center middle.
Guidance: Keep the area clear.

Inspired by The Feng Shui Garden, by Gill Hale (Storey Books, 1998).


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for posting!

Lynn N.
Lynn N.4 years ago

Hey There! I just found this article. Could someone please tell me am I applying placements looking out my front door or looking from the road toward my house? Thanks so the article!!!

Gita Sasi Dharan
Gita Sasi Dharan4 years ago

Thank you.

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago


Kristina C.
Kristina C.4 years ago

Yet -
Another article about Feng Shui - REALLY! If Feng Shui would work - I would suggest that Asian countries use it to improve their lives by getting rid of child labor, reconsidering what they use in their medicines, stop abusing animals, and granting respect to their women.
Than they can talk to me about Feng Shui !

Please sign my petition:

Susan S.
Paul Stephan5 years ago

Interesting idea. I have a 3 acre front yard with a barn and a garden--electric fence around garden of necessity--lots of large rocks here and there. I think it's feng shui "ed" itself.

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.5 years ago

Thanks so very much for the wonderful post Annie B. I realize now that my front yard and entrance need some work. I have beside my front door hanging, an old Canada Postal Box in bright red?
The back yard is more Tai Chi, I guess, as the whole back center is open with a rolling hill, and the trees, shrubs and flowers are on each side?

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.5 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful post Annie B. I realize that my front yard and entrance need some rearranging after reading this. By back yard in the center is clear of anything, but the sides have the trees, bushes and flowers. I use a lot of wood (branches from trees placed in a very old chinese basket), stones that I glued together, a water feature, and an electric fireplace in my Living/Dining Room. I am going to cut some branches off trees tommorow that bloom and stick them in a holder and they will probably bloom before the real trees do, as it has been unseasonably cold here and still have snow drifts.

pat B.
pat B.5 years ago

Someone must use it.

pat B.
pat B.5 years ago