Certain Vaastu/ Vastu principles if followed while doing the landscaping or planting the trees n plants in our Garden we can achieve Healthy environment around us. Below are some of the Vastu principles:-
Trees & plants: Plants should be planted during auspicious
constellations. It is ideal to plant during the bright half,
i.e., close to full moon. Saplings should first be planted in
clay pots and only later placed in the ground. This enables them
to grow better.
It is always good to grow a Tulsi plant on one’s property. Tulsi
should be located on the North, North-East, or East sides of the
house, or in front of the house. Trees should not be planted
directly in front of the house’s main entrance. There should be
an even number of trees on one’s property, not an odd number.
Trees should be planted on the South or West sides of the house.
Ideally, they should be planted on both these sides rather than
on only one side. It is not good to plant a tall tree on the
North, North-East, or East sides of a building.
Smaller trees may be planted on the East or North sides, but no
trees should be planted in the North-East corner. Tall trees
should not be too close to a building as they block the
sunlight. A tree’s shadow should not fall on the house. Large
trees should not be located too near the house as their roots
can damage the foundation and compound wall. Also, the roots of
large trees absorb sunlight quickly, meaning these positive rays
will not be received by the building. Do not allow tree branches
to touch the house.
Stone sculptures and rock gardens should be located on the
South-West side of the house because they are heavy.
Thorny plants should not be planted near the house. Cactus
should not be planted at all. Thorny plants other than roses
have a negative energy. Ideally all thorny plants should be
pulled up and destroyed.
Creepers or other plants should not be grown by using the
building or compound wall as support. Creepers should only be
grown in a garden, and they should have their own independent
If a tree must be removed because it is inauspicious or for
other reasons, it should be removed in the months of Magh or
Bhadrapada. The day before cutting the tree, worship it and
express regret that it must be removed from its rooting. Promise
to plant a new tree in its place. Do so within three months.
When cutting the tree, it should fall East or North, not in South