Landscape construction

some life forms are decreased, sometimes others are increased.

land development Any improvement to a land. In most government jurisdictions, it applies only to buildings, roads, utilities, walks, parks, etc. in creating an urban or suburban area.

land evaluation and site assessment (LESA) A numerical system for assessing the quality of farmland. It is generally used to select tracts for agricultural protection or to determine lowest quality farmland to allow development. This information is useful to nursery operations, topsoil, acquisition, sod farms, etc.

landfill 1. The collection of garbage, refuse, and trash buried under layers of earth. 2. Managed waste disposal sites that bury debris.

landform A feature of the earth's surface.

land grant university A university or college designated by its state legislature or congress to receive grants from the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890 in teaching agriculture, military tactics, and the mechanical arts. They each established an extension service for assisting local agricultural efforts, etc.

landing A larger space between runs of stairs for resting, or intersection with other paths.

landmark An item on the land of special interest or note.

landscape 1. An area planted within urban surroundings, near a building, near pavements, or as a park, etc. 2. The landforms of an area. 3. In landscape ecology, a mosaic where a group of contiguous ecosystems is repeated in similar form for an area miles wide with recognizable boundaries of the land or the elements thereon. Examples are desert landscapes, swamp landscapes, cultivated landscapes, suburban landscapes, and forested landscapes. 4. Improving, covering, or repairing the ground in any way including construction of pavements, structures, irrigation systems, or planting, seeding, grading, etc.

landscape architect 1. A professional licensed to perform services in landscape architecture. 2. A professional performing landscape architecture by designing changes in land and features thereon for human enjoyment and by planning effective placement of structures, vehicular and pedestrian ways, plantings, earthwork, drainage facilities, buildings, land uses, etc., and producing construction documents for the building of such. Concerned with stewardship of natural, constructed, and human resources in providing environments that serve useful, aesthetic, safe, and enjoyable purposes.

landscape architecture A profession encompassing both the natural and built environments. It involves a multidisciplinary design work composed of some understanding of soil science, civil engineering, landscape ecology, architecture, horticulture, arboriculture, botany, irrigation systems, land planning, transportation planning, environmental issues, art, drafting, etc. Those adequately trained in this profession have a well-rounded knowledge of the natural and built environment useful in managing mul-tidisciplinary developments or land planning efforts.

landscape buffer An area of landscaping separating two distinct land uses, or a land use and a public right-of-way intended to mitigate or soften differences between them.

landscape construction Work in constructing such items as (including but not limited to) walls, paths, sprinkler systems, drainage systems, outdoor lighting, water features, trails, paths, driveways, paving, decks, and patios. These are professionally designed by landscape architects and constructed by landscape contractors.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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