Light shade

light shade Filtered shade or shade during part of the day.

light soil A term used loosely without specific definition to describe soils that are easily worked and not compacted, are mostly sandy (having little clay), full of lightweight organic matter, or made up of large particles. This term does not refer to its color or weight.

ligneous Wood, wood-like, or resembling wood.

lignification The process of making something woody. This takes place by the depositing of lignin.

lignin The woody cell walls of plants and the material between them that bonds them. The woody portion of plants.

ligulate In botanical terms, furnished with a ligule.

ligule A botanical term literally meaning a little tongue. It is often applied when describing the flattened part of the ray corolla in Asteraceae and to the appendage on the inner (upper) side of a leaf at the junction of the blade and sheath in many Poaceae and some Cyperaceae (grass-like plants).

limb 1. A large branch of a tree. 2. The expanded part of a sympetalous corolla above the throat. The expanded portion of any petal or leaf.

lime 1. With regard to soils, CaO, calcium carbonate, or its application. It comes in several forms from limestone-derived materials and is beneficial for increasing pH (neutralizing acidic soils), for making clay soil more granular (less sticky) and porous, for assisting sandy soils in retaining water and becoming more compact, as well as for improving soil nutrient availability. In acid soils, it will assist in breaking down humus and making available more phosphorus and potash otherwise not available to plants (unless applied too heavily). 2. A fruit of Citrus aurantifolia.

lime concrete Concrete made from mixing lime, sand, and gravel.

limestone A sedimentary rock of calcite or dolomite useful as building stone or crushed-stone aggregate.

limit of disturbance One or more specified areas on a lot or parcel within which all disturbance of land such as construction of structures, driveways, parking, roads, landscaping, water surfaces, decks, utilities, walks, or improved recreation facilities are to be located. Some agencies omit areas restored with natural vegetation from being part of the limits of disturbance.

limnetic The portion of a wetland void of emergent vegetation because of deep water. Here light does not penetrate to the bottom of the water.

lineament 1. Straight features in the landscape, usually in reference to revealing some feature of the subsurface such as a geologic change or fault. 2. A distinguishing or characteristic feature of the land.

linear In botanical terms, a leaf that is narrow and flat with the margins parallel.

linear linear linear pit A trench large enough for planting trees together in a linear alignment along a street, walk, promenade, etc. where they will share rooting space. It is useful to provide extra rooting space and stability for the tree structure where the space would otherwise be limited by

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

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