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Creating a Zen Garden in your Backyard

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If you are planning to upgrade creatively your back yard, you can employ an exciting Japanese landscaping technique long known as the Zen Garden. It provides a cozy spot for yoga practice, meditation, unwinding, or just a beautiful alternative to a typical lawn.

In the early days, Zen gardens were completely dry, composed only of sand and rocks. However, new designs have accommodated bridges, water, and even lights. You can create one that encompasses all your outdoor space, or just a small area of the backyard.
Image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/ The following are eight popular additions you can consider:

1. Bridge Bridges made of wood or stone, placed above gravel paths or ponds, or even connecting small islands make a great add-on. According to the Japanese, bridges are a symbol of transition from one space to another.
2. Island You can create an island using a single rock or a landform patterned with soil and rocks. In case you do not have enough space to create an actual island, you ca…