Giving New Life to Your Zen Garden

Even if your Zen-feature dominant garden was perhaps designed and constructed by the most seasoned and experienced of landscapers, it’s never a matter of just having it done once and then enjoying it for the rest of your life. Every garden, particularly one which harbours Zen features, functions as somewhat of a living creature, which means the elements of nature take over and characteristically carry out their dynamism.

Basically, stuff happens, so if you perhaps have a little backyard stream, for instance, its equivalent of what a riverbed is in nature will eventually accumulate a build-up of some debris that will need to be cleaned out. Dirt can quickly build up on teak garden furniture, which means you should try your best to maintain it in a Zen garden.

At the bottom would naturally be the larger debris, while heavy rains could perhaps even account for some flooding that causes the equivalent of the banks to behave a little differently. It could go either way, in any number of different ways, for instance, moss might perhaps look good as an unplanned development along those banks, or it could throw off the entire overall design you were looking to go with.

Simply put, things always tend to morph away from the originally intended “shape” of any Zen garden, in particular, so to say, so it’s almost inevitable that you would arrive at a point where you’d need to try and breathe new life into your Zen garden.

One of the ways that you can this is through some simple maintenance tips and some teak garden furniture. Keep reading to find out more.

What’s the ideal approach for this?

Targeting overgrowth

Targeting overgrowth should be the first port of call, because it’s often overgrowth which results in Zen garden features building up some of the resistance which hinders their purpose. Some of the overgrowth to be targeted does indeed include that which occurs around those Zen features, perhaps limited access otherwise.

Facilitate structural cleaning, if possible

If you can completely remove the water and thoroughly clean the water feature’s structure, that would be ideal as it’s the ultimate way to breathe back life into your Zen features. Structural cleaning will most definitely make things flow a lot better in something like a garden fountain, for instance, but be careful not to do anything that might perhaps result in the death of something like the fish in your pond. So although ideal, structural cleaning should only be administered if safe to do so. Do not DIY this process if you are unsure of how to handle the whole thing. Instead, call in the professionals adept at landscaping design and repair (visit to find their services) who may be able to understand what is to be done, and make sure it is done safely.

Add some interactivity to your Zen features

Adding interactivity to your Zen garden features simply means that you do something which will compel you to interact with those features regularly. Doing so will make sure you make provision for any of the minor maintenance which might be needed as part of keeping the water features in good shape, which is, of course, better than letting the work pile up. Adding marginal pond plants could be something to do, because they often flower beautifully and can compel you to spend more time near the pond. Moreover, they do need to be cared for regularly, which means you will then do the work necessary to keep the plants healthy.

For instance, if you pull out water weeds as they pop up in your fish pond because you enjoy sitting beside the pond regularly on some of your teak garden furniture pieces, that means you won’t have to set aside a Saturday afternoon to pulling out an overgrowth of those water weeds!

So add some interactivity to your Zen features as a way to quite literally breathe new life into them.