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Landscaping is referred to as the act of modifying the visible features of a section of land, and it can also be called grounds keeping. These features include; natural elements like elevation, terrain shapes and land forms or water bodies and living elements like fauna or flora, in one word we call it gardening. Gardening is the art and craft of planting plants with aim of creating an appealing appearance of the landscape. Lightening conditions and weather are abstract elements which are part of the features. Landscape maintenance is the activity of keeping an area clean, safe, attractive and healthy and it is done mostly in institutional settings, parks, gardens, estates and yards.

A groundskeeper with the right tools, physical exertion, knowledge, skills and supplies will be able to plant and harvest, to do lawn care; fertilizing and weeding periodically, gardening, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fencing, lighting, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation, runoff drainage in purpose of protecting and improving the garden accessories, topsoil and plants. Groundskeeper should be able to create means or repelling or attracting desired local animals such as insects, birds, reptiles, domestic animals and pets. A koi pond can be put in a garden if the garden is to be designed to contain exotic animals. When it comes to large areas, a groundskeeper is required to maintain and provide for the wild animals’ habitat.

Maintaining an area planted with grass or clover in some other cases is basically known as lawn maintenance which is also similar to landscaping. Lawn is made up a variety of different kinds of grasses which are looked after in order to maintain their color green and mowed from time to time to maintain a particular uniform level. The type of grass grown and the climate zone affects the establishment and care of seasonal lawns.

Seeding can be done early autumn, early summer and spring but before commencing aerate to allow the turf to be thicker and the roots to go deeper. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. This method can be done in most climate conditions and in any season. A rough lawn can be maintained by regularly cutting the grass with a suitable machine or you can go for grazing by animals. Lawns are maintained twice a week if the region has hardiness zones, if it is in the rainy season or hot.

In order to do construction you will need to do studies and observations because the landscape is not the same on different parts of the world. Same case applies to landscaping or lawn maintenance, if it’s being done for the first time understanding the site is very vital for a successful outcome.

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