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    • Artificial turf

    • Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well. The main reason is maintenance—artificial turf s ... Read »


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    • Bakki shower

    • Bakki showers are a type of trickle filtration. First developed by the Momotaro Japanese Koi farm, the bakki shower attempts to simulate natures way of filtering water. Similar to a mountain stream where water cascades over rocks. Biofilms and algae grow on the rocks and feed on the nutrients in the stream, essen ... Read »


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    • Barrel

    • A barrel, cask, or tun is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops. Traditionally, the barrel was a standard size of measure referring to a set capacity or weight of a given commodity. For example, in the UK a barrel of beer refers to a quantity of 36 imperial g ... Read »


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    • Biennial bearing

    • Biennial bearing (or alternate) bearing is a term used in pomology to refer to trees that have an irregular crop load from year to year. In the "on" year too much fruit is set, leading to small fruit size. Excess weight in the main branches can be too much for their mechanical resistance, causing them to break. Another ... Read »


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    • Bioswale

    • Bioswales are landscape elements designed to concentrate or remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a drainage course with gently sloped sides (less than 6%) and filled with vegetation, compost and/or riprap. The water's flow path, along with the wide and shallow ditch, is designed to maxi ... Read »


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    • Bonded Fibre Matrix

    • Bonded Fibre Matrix (BFM) mulch is a unique class of hydroseeding erosion control product. The matrix is a continuous layer of elongated fibre strands held together by a water-resistant bonding agent. It keeps raindrops from hitting the soil because it has no holes larger than one millimetre. It allows no gaps between ... Read »


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    • Cachepot

    • A cachepot (French pronunciation: ​[kaʃpəʊ]) is a decorative container for a plant and its pot. A cachepot is often made from a raw material such as clay and often may be disfigured by spots of water or fertilizer. A cachepot has no hole at its base for discharging excess water, so it does not stain ... Read »


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    • Cloche (agriculture)

    • In agriculture and gardening, a cloche (from French, cloche or "bell") is a covering for protecting plants from cold temperatures. The original form of a cloche is a bell-shaped glass cover that is placed over an individual plant; modern cloches are usually made from plastic. The use of cloches is traced back to market ... Read »


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    • Cold-hardy citrus

    • Cold-hardy citrus is citrus with increased frost tolerance which may be cultivated far beyond traditional citrus growing regions. Citrus species and citrus hybrids typically described as cold-hardy generally display an ability to withstand wintertime temperatures below −5 to −10 °C (23 to 14 °F). ... Read »


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    • Compost

    • Compost (/ˈkɒmpɒst/ or /ˈkɒmpoʊst/) is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves ... Read »


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    • Computer-aided garden design

    • Computer-aided garden design describes the use of CAD packages to ease and improve the process of garden design. Professional garden designers tend to use CAD packages designed for other professions. This includes architectural design software for the drafting of garden plans, 3-D software and image-editing software fo ... Read »


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    • Construction site safety

    • Construction work is a dangerous land-based job. Some construction site jobs include: building houses, roads, workplaces and repair and maintain infrastructures. This work includes many hazardous task and conditions such as working with height, excavation, noise, dust, power tools and equipment. The most common fatalit ... Read »


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    • Construction surveying

    • Construction surveying or building surveying (otherwise known as "staking", "stake-out", "lay-out" or "setting-out") is to stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as roads or buildings. These markers are usually staked out according to a suitable coordinate system ... Read »


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    • Controller (irrigation)

    • An irrigation controller is a device to operate automatic irrigation systems such as lawn sprinklers and drip irrigation systems. Most controllers have a means of setting the frequency of irrigation, the start time, and the duration of watering. Some controllers have additional features such as multiple programs to all ... Read »


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    • Decorative arts

    • The decorative arts are arts or crafts concerned with the design and manufacture of beautiful objects that are also functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale s ... Read »


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    • Defensible space (fire control)

    • Defensible Space, (sometimes called 'firescaping'), in the context of fire control, is a natural and/or landscaped area, around a structure, that has been maintained and designed to reduce fire danger. The practice is sometimes called 'Firescaping'. "Defensible space" is also used in the context of wildfires, especiall ... Read »


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    • Energy-efficient landscaping

    • Energy-efficient landscaping is a type of landscaping designed for the purpose of conserving energy. There is a distinction between the embedded energy of materials and constructing the landscape, and the energy consumed by the maintenance and operations of a landscape. Design techniques include: Energy-efficient lan ... Read »


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    • Fiber roll

    • A fiber roll is a temporary erosion control and sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and seas from sediment erosion. It is made of straw, coconut fiber or similar material formed into a tubular roll. Each horizontal contour level row of fiber ... Read »


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    • Flower box

    • A flower box is a type of container in the form of a planter or box that is usually placed outdoors and used for displaying live plants and flowers, but it may also be used for growing herbs or other edible plants. It is usually placed or affixed to an accessible location so the resident of a home may easily work with ... Read »


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    • Flowerpot

    • A flowerpot, flower pot, or plant pot is a container in which flowers and other plants are cultivated and displayed. Historically, and still to a significant extent today, they are made from terracotta. Flowerpots are now often also made from plastic, wood, stone, or sometimes biodegradable material. An example of biod ... Read »


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    • Fuel ladder

    • A fuel ladder is a firefighting term for live or dead vegetation that allows a fire to climb up from the landscape or forest floor into the tree canopy. Common fuel ladders include tall grasses, shrubs, and tree branches, both living and dead. It is also part of Defensible Space 'Firescaping' practices. Potential ... Read »


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    • Gardening journal

    • A gardening journal helps gardeners improve their efforts over time by providing a historical record of actions taken, the weather and other elements and the results. Some data points worth tracking: Among the most famous keepers of gardening journals are Thomas Jefferson and Vita Sackville-West. Sackville-Wests' ... Read »


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    • Grading (engineering)

    • Grading in civil engineering and landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope, for a construction work such as a foundation, the base course for a road or a railway, or landscape and garden improvements, or surface drainage. The earthworks created for such a p ... Read »


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    • Grafting wax

    • Grafting wax is a composition of rosin, beeswax, tallow, and similar materials, used in gluing and sealing the wounds of newly grafted trees or shrubs to protect them from infection. ... Read »


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    • Gravel

    • Gravel /ˈɡrævəl/ is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel is categorized by the Udden-Wentworth scale into granular gravel (2 to 4 mm or 0.079 to 0.157 in) and pebble gravel (4 to 64 ... Read »


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    • Grow light

    • A grow light or plant light is an artificial light source, generally an electric light, designed to stimulate plant growth by emitting an electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for photosynthesis. Grow lights are used in applications where there is either no naturally occurring light, or where supplemental light is requi ... Read »


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    • Growbag

    • A growbag is a large plastic bag filled with a growing medium and used for growing plants. The growing medium is usually based on a soilless organic material such as peat, coir, composted green waste, composted bark or composted wood chips, or a mixture of these. Various nutrients are added, sufficient for one season's ... Read »


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    • Growroom

    • A growroom (or grow room) is a room of any size where plants are grown under controlled conditions. The reasons for utilizing a growroom are countless. Some seek to avoid the criminal repercussions of growing illicit cultivars, while others simply have no alternative to indoor growing. Plants can be grown with the use ... Read »


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    • Hoggin

    • Hoggin is a compactable groundcover that is composed of a mixture of clay, gravel, and sand or granite dust that produces a buff-coloured bound surface. It is more commonly seen in the south of England and at National Trust properties. The material is aesthetically suited to older properties and is lower maintenance th ... Read »


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    • Hydroseeding

    • Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. It is often used as an erosion control technique on construction sites, as an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. The hydroseeding slurry is tra ... Read »


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    • Jardiniere

    • Jardinière is a French word, from the feminine form of "gardener". Jardinière has three meanings: Garden Urn, at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. Jardinière by Govert-Marinus Augustijn, ca. 1900. Dragon jardinière at Kindrogan House, Enochdu, Scotland. Gertrude Jekyll wrote: There are ... Read »


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    • Landscape products

    • Landscape products refers to a group of building industry products used by garden designers and landscape architects and exhibited at trade fairs devoted to these industries. It includes: walls, fences, paving, gardening tools, outdoor lighting, water features, fountains, garden furniture, garden ornaments, gazebos, ga ... Read »


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    • Latticework

    • Latticework is an openwork framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, typically wood or metal. The design is created by crossing the strips to form a network. Latticework can be purely ornamental, or can be used as a truss structure such as a lattice girder bridge. Latticework in s ... Read »


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    • List of garden features

    • Garden features are physical elements, both natural and manmade, used in garden design. ... Read »


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    • Miracle-Gro AeroGarden

    • Miracle-Gro AeroGarden

      The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden is a smart countertop indoor garden made by AeroGrow International. The AeroGarden features proprietary technology which helps consumers grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens and more indoors, year-round, using hydroponics. The seeds come in special seed pods, or consumers can use their ... Read »


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    • Pergola

    • A pergola is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained. The origin of the word is the Late Latin pergula, referring to a projecting eave. As a type of gazebo, it ... Read »


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    • Plant LED Incubator

    • Plant LED is a chamber which can automatically control the environment of the plant. It can control the temperature, moisture, and especially light regime of the plant based on light emitting diodes (LEDs). light emitting diodes (LEDs) have efficient electric lighting with desired wavelengths (Red+Blue) which support ... Read »


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    • Potting soil

    • Potting soil, also known as potting mix or potting compost, is a medium in which to grow plants, herbs and vegetables in a pot or other durable container. The first recorded use of the term is from an 1861 issue of the American Agriculturist. Some common ingredients used in potting soil are peat, composted bark, sand, ... Read »


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    • Rinceau

    • In architecture and the decorative arts, a rinceau (plural rinceaux; from the French, derived from old French rain 'branch with foliages') is a decorative form consisting of a continuous wavy stemlike motif from which smaller leafy stems or groups of leaves branch out at more or less regular intervals. The use of rinc ... Read »


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    • Row cover

    • In agriculture and gardening, row cover is any transparent or semi-transparent, flexible material, like fabric or plastic sheeting, used as a protective covering to shield plants, usually vegetables, primarily from the undesirable effects of cold and wind, and also from insect damage. In addition to reducing the drying ... Read »


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    • Sediment control

    • A sediment control is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea. Sediment controls are usually employed together with erosion controls, which are designed to prevent or minimize erosion and thu ... Read »


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    • Shed

    • A shed is typically a simple, single-storey roofed structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. Sheds vary considerably in the complexity of their construction and their size, from small open-sided tin-roofed structures to large wood-framed sheds with shingled roofs ... Read »


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    • SmartFresh

    • SmartFresh (SmartFresh Quality System) is a brand of a synthetic produce quality enhancer containing 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP). It is marketed by AgroFresh (owned by AgroFresh Solutions, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Avenue Capital Group). 1-MCP blocks the effects of both endogenous and exo ... Read »


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    • Smudge pot

    • A smudge pot (also known as a choofa or orchard heater) is an oil-burning device used to prevent frost on fruit trees. Usually a smudge pot has a large round base with a chimney coming out of the middle of the base. The smudge pot is placed between trees in an orchard. The burning oil creates some heat, but more import ... Read »


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    • Soil moisture sensor

    • Soil moisture sensors measure the volumetric water content in soil. Since the direct gravimetric measurement of free soil moisture requires removing, drying, and weighting of a sample, soil moisture sensors measure the volumetric water content indirectly by using some other property of the soil, such as electrical resi ... Read »


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    • Sprigging

    • Sprigging is the planting of sprigs, plant sections cut from rhizomes or stolons that includes crowns and roots, at spaced intervals in furrows or holes. Depending on the environment, this may be done by hand or with mechanical row planters. Sprigging uses no soil with the plant, and is an alternative to seeding (plant ... Read »


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    • Sub-irrigated planter

    • Sub-irrigated planter (SIP) is a generic name for a special type of planting box used in container gardening and commercial landscaping. A SIP is any method of watering plants where the water is introduced from the bottom, allowing the water to soak upwards to the plant through capillary action. It is possible to autom ... Read »


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    • Tap (valve)

    • A tap (also spigot or faucet: see usage variations) is a valve controlling the release of a liquid or gas. Water for baths, sinks and basins can be provided by separate hot and cold taps; this arrangement is common in older installations, particularly in public washrooms/lavatories and utility rooms/laundries. In ... Read »


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    • Tray

    • A tray is a shallow platform designed for the carrying of items. It can be fashioned from numerous materials, including silver, brass, sheet iron, paperboard, wood, melamine, and molded pulp. Trays range in cost from inexpensive molded pulp trays which are disposable, to inexpensive melamine trays used in cafeterias, t ... Read »


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    • Trellis (architecture)

    • A trellis (treillage) is an architectural structure, usually made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting pieces of wood, bamboo or metal that is normally made to support and display climbing plants, especially shrubs. There are many types of trellis for different places and for different plants ... Read »


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    • Water timer

    • A water timer is an electromechanical device that, when placed on a water line, increases or decreases the water flow through the use of an embedded (solenoid) valve. It is used in conjunction with irrigation sprinklers to form an automated or non-automated sprinkler system, capable of administering precise amounts of ... Read »


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    • Waterproofing

    • Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water-resistant, so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions. Such items may be used in wet environments or under water to specified depths. Water resistant and waterproof ofte ... Read »


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    • Window box

    • A window box (sometimes called a window flower box, or window box planter) is a type of flower container for live flowers or plants in the form of a box attached on or just below the sill of a window on a building or house. It may also be used for growing herbs or other edible plants. A window box is usually place ... Read »


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    • Yuanye

    • Yuanye (Chinese 園冶, Pinyin yuán yě), variously translated as The Garden Treatise or The Craft of Gardens, is a 1631 work on garden design by Ji Cheng of the late Ming Dynasty. It is now considered the definitive work on garden design of the many produced during that period, and has been labeled as the f ... Read »


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