Making A Japanese Zen Garden UPDATE

Good growth of Moss on one of the side rocks.

So, the rain has stopped for one day and it is still too wet to concrete in the edging and we are stuck! But I took my camera out today to show you some different angles of the are and where exactly the Zen garden that I am building is going to sit in my garden.

You will see that the space is dug out ready for the edges to be completely straightened , then we will put the Granite blocks in place to edge the entire garden.

A line of rocks will sit above the left hand edge as you can see below and the wet weather and lack of sunlight ( no good!!) has seen a nice moss formation – something i like in Japanese Zen stlye gardens.

As you look face on at the space you will notice it is an up-slope, this I have cleared of weeds and debris and will put fresh soil onto it when the Zen garden is built. We are leaving the green bushes around the Zen garden area.

The Buddha and small Acer are in situ and all I need to add here is my stone basin, which I don’t want covered in too much moss! I will put some photo’s online in due course.

On the slight up-slope site the Buddha statue , Acer and shaped bush on the right as you look at it.

I hope you are getting a feel of how small or large you can make a Zen garden and my design is not too big but I think fits in perfectly with the surrounding area. It is a calm area – nice and quiet.

When we start the edging I will be making a video to explain how to simply do this and keep things straight plus demonstrating how to lay the weed mat on the base of the space, in order that you don’t get any unwelcome growth! Any questions please feel free to ask, post or email me!

A view of the group of side rocks – with moss. The stone edging will be infront of them in a staright line.

My Zen garden space – as a front on view- a slope is at the rear.

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