Here are some tips for how to make a Japanese garden for you. Less is more, so stick to just a few types of plants. Japanese gardens are often sparsely planted, so the spaces around the plants are as important as the plants themselves and this can also help to create the effect of a bigger garden. If you have a good view in your garden, frame it with some choice Japanese maples.
Hard landscaping can include rock, gravel and stepping stone, but try tying pieces of bamboo together with twine to create Japanese-style fences. Japanese gardens often showcase the different shades of green and moss is used in many Japanese temple gardens, so encourage mosses to spread in nooks and crannies. Japanese garden are used for contemplation; think calming and serene. Take a look at these 33 backyard Japanese garden ideas below.