Understand the Gardens
Like everything else, these gardens have a philosophy as well as a style of architecture behind them. Understand the philosophies to know what the purposes of these gardens are. The construction style of a garden will vary and you can pick one that suits your needs as well as the space you have in the best of manner. This will allow you to make an informed decision as to which garden will suit you best and you can take it from there.
It is a very important feature that the Japanese garden has its own defined boundaries and is separate from other parts of the land. This can be done with the help of a boundary made of bamboo sticks that are wound together with rope. Put this boundary wall up so that not only will you have a distinct look but will also help you in forgetting the worries of the world outside your garden which is actually one of the main purpose of this type of garden.
Keep in mind that a traditional Japanese garden has a greater number of non-living elements that living ones. So you will need to incorporate these elements such as stones, gravel, bamboos and sand together. Generally older trees and water are also very important parts of these gardens.
Keep it Simple
These gardens are generally simple in nature. You will have to put the existing features as well as the new ones in harmony. In case you already have some trees or plants, incorporate them well into the new setting. This will make the effort even more worthwhile and you will have a place where you can attain some peace.