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Acidic Soil

Acidic soil is used for gardening throughout landscape which has a pH level below 7.0

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Aggregate

Aggregates are defined as crushed stone, rockery or rocks which are used in concrete mixtures to give a textured appearance.

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Alkaline Soil

This type of soil has a pH level above the 7.0 mark which makes it dry and plants are hard to grow in this particular soil.

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Alternate

An Alternate is leaves, buds or shoots that occur at the node of the plant.

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Annual Plants

Annual plants are types of flowering plants or shrubs which only grow for a year. They will bloom completely and die out in the winter time or once the bloom of flowers is over.

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Aquatic Animals

Aquatic animals are marine animals which are used as pets in residential ponds. Common animals include: goldfish, koi fish, turtles, crabs etc

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Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants are marine plants which grow extremely well in fresh water. They are used on ponds to add a touch of greenery. There are very many different types of them available.

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Arbor

An Arbor is a piece of framework that is designed to provide shade or a sitting area in the garden. They are usually made from wood or lattice, which also serves as a structure for climbing vines and other plants.

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Arcade

An arcade is the word used to describe a line of arches in a garden setting. Arcades are often a straight line, perhaps lining a walkway, formed by trees or other plants.

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Baluster


A Baluster is one of a series of short posts that provide support to and from a Balustrade.

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Balustrade

A Balustrade is the border of a staircase, or the surroundings of a porch or decking.

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Base Material

Base material is used before pavers are being laid. It is a mixture which generally comprises of crushed stones and rocks and pavers are laid directly onto the base material. The materials need to be compacted before pavers are laid.

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Bedding Sand

Bedding sand is generally used as a base material when delicate pavers are laid. The sand surfaces allow the pavers to be free and level.

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Belvedere


A Belvedere is an architectural structure, such as a gallery or a gazebo. They are often situated in a landscape so as to command a good view of the surroundings.

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Biennial Plant

Biennial plants are a type of plant which grows well for a year without flowering. In its second year of growth it begins to flower and bloom around spring time before dying off in its 3 rd year of growth.

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Bleeding

Bleeding is a term used to describe the oozing of sap through a cut.

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Branch Collar

The thick ring that forms at the bottom of a branch is called a branch collar.

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Bud

A bud is a shoot which comes off a plant, flower, shrub or tree which contains a flowering shoot. The bud will generally open up during spring time and produce a beautiful flower.

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