Lateral sewer

valves to sprinkler heads or points of discharge. Any pipe downstream of an irrigation valve.

lateral line

lateral sewer A portion of a sewer line that has no other sewer discharging into it.

latex An emulsion of minute, dispersed particles of rubber or plastic material in water obtained by polymerization and often used for coatings and adhesives.

latex paint A paint of latex with pigments and other binders.

lath 1. In landscape work, a structure for partial covering overhead to reduce or prevent damage to plants from excess sunlight or frost. 2. A 3 to 4 ft long thin (M in or less) stake used most often in surveying to mark the location or an offset to another shorter survey marker stake. Also sometimes used with plastic caution tape strung between them at their tops to alert pedestrians not to stray onto landscaping that may have newly planted sod, wet conditions, etc.

lathe A machine that rotates a piece of wood or metal for shaping.

lath house Structures with partially open roofs or sides giving plants some shade, and protection from wind. They are also often used to get plants adjusted to weather after moving them from indoors or a distant area of variant weather.

Latin name The botanical name (scientific name) of a plant usually composed of genus, species, and sometimes variety or strain, cultivar, etc. A plant may have several common names, but a plant may only have one botanical name (genus and species). Plants requested by Latin name are more likely to be the plant desired. Common names are often confused with different plants, as sometimes different plants have the same common name and some plants have more than one common name, especially from one region to another. See also plant classification and taxon.

latitude 1. An amount of variation allowed. 2. With regard to surveying, the north and south directions.

latrine A toilet.

lattice A diagonally crossed network (forming a net pattern) that is usually made of metal, plastic, or wood strips that is useful as decorative screening or for other ornamental construction. It can often be purchased in preconstructed sheets of 4 x 8 ft.

lattice fence A fence made with lattice to afford some privacy yet allow some light and air to flow through.

lattice girder or lattice beam A web of diagonal pieces arranged like latticework between horizontal members comprising a beam.

latticework A construction with lattice or in the fashion of lattice.

lavatory 1. A toilet. 2. A water container for washing that has an open top and drainage piping. 3. A room with a basin for washing hands and face, as well as having a toilet.

lawn In landscape, a grassy area kept substantially free from other plant material, and usually kept mowed for aesthetic purposes or for recreational use. Typical lawn grasses are bluegrass (Poa), Bermuda grass (Cynodon), bebt grass (Agrostis), St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum), wheatgrass

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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