Landscaping Service Terminology
The following are some terms related to landscaping:
Annual: Annuals are certain plants that flower for just one season. Annuals need to be replanted each year.
Arbor: An arbor is a wooden or latticework structure commonly found in yards and gardens. These landscape structures can be used for shade, and they provide vines and other plants with a place to grow.
Biennial: Biennials are certain plants that last two years. They grow for the first year. The following year they produce seeds – and sometimes flowers and fruit – and then they die.
Deadheading: Deadheading is a horticulture technique. Dead or dying flowers are removed from a plant so that the plant can focus its energy on producing new flowers rather than sustaining the old ones.
Espalier: This is the process of shaping and pruning woody shrubs and trees into shapes and figures. These shapes and figures are set against a solid surface, such as a building. Adding wires is often necessary to obtain stability or elaborate designs.
Hardiness Zone: When selecting flowers, vegetables, and other vegetation for your lawn or garden, be sure to inspect that plant’s ideal hardiness zone. A plant’s hardiness zone is where in the U.S. and Canada it will thrive most. This is based on the average temperature and lowest wintertime temperature of a region.
Perennial: Perennials are certain plants that will flower each year.
Pruning: To prune is a horticulture process that involves clipping new growth from a tree or plant. This is done primarily to keep a tree or plant healthy and to keep flowering under control. Pruning can also be done to keep a tree or plant shaped a certain way.
Terracing: Terracing is a landscape design method that involves creating one or more different levels on a hill or otherwise sloped spot. Retaining walls will typically need to be built on the edges of each level to prevent soil erosion.