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Landscaping Terms to Learn Before Tackling Your Yard

Christy Rivera

Before you decide on landscaping features for your yard, you might take some time to learn useful terminology that is used in landscaping so you know the choices you have for plants and trees you might place in your yard. This will ensure those plants thrive and that you know what will be needed by way of maintenance and care for them. Note a few landscaping terms to learn before tackling your yard, so you can shop like a pro and know what to look for at a nearby nursery.

Self-seeding plants

Self-seeding plants scatter their own seeds as they go through their growing cycle. This can be good if you like this plant in particular and want it to thrive and fill out your yard. If not, you will need to pull up the stems of those plants once they take root and begin to grow, creating more work for you.


Don't confuse the term evergreen with a certain type of tree, such as the type you might use for a Christmas tree. The term evergreen simply means that a tree or other vegetation keeps its leaves or greenery throughout the year. Certain shrubs can be considered evergreen, and these might be the best choice for hedges so they're always thick and full even during wintertime.

Raised bed

A raised bed refers to an area of planting that is purposely raised from the ground level. This might be done to enhance the appearance of your landscaping, giving it a tiered look and more depth and visual appeal, but it might also be done to allow for better drainage of certain flowers and plants. Raised beds can be created by burying railway ties or by installing small retainer walls in front of the bed, creating a hill.


Monoecious plants are self-fertile so that they can produce their own flowers and buds without the need for cross-pollination. If you're afraid of bees inhabiting your yard, look for monoecious plants and flowers.


Some homeowners mistakenly assume that a perennial plant is one that doesn't die; in truth, a perennial plant is one that continuously blooms year after year. However, a perennial may die and then bloom again as part of its growth cycle. Perennials are very low-maintenance as you don't need to consistently replant them in order to have them grow in the yard each season, but don't assume that the plants will stay strong and hearty throughout the year.

Go to a nursery like Din San Nursery to learn about other things you can add to your property.


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Hello. Welcome to my wonderful new blog where I am I going to impart my wisdom about how to maintain your home and garden. I do not work as a home and garden contractor, however, I have years of experience of trying to improve my garden and home. I have made some mistakes, yes, there have been mistakes, who doesn't make mistakes? Thankfully, my natural genius and massive intellect have always seen me succeed in the end. I now feel that it is the right time to impart my knowledge to others. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.