Glossary A -B
Acidic soil is used for gardening throughout landscape which has a pH level below 7.0
Aggregates are defined as crushed stone, rockery or rocks which are used in concrete mixtures to give a textured appearance.
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.
An Alternate is leaves, buds or shoots that occur at the node of the plant.
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.
Aquatic animals are marine animals which are used as pets in residential ponds. Common animals include: goldfish, koi fish, turtles, crabs etc
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.
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.
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.
A Baluster is one of a series of short posts that provide support to and from a Balustrade.
A Balustrade is the border of a staircase, or the surroundings of a porch or decking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bleeding is a term used to describe the oozing of sap through a cut.
The thick ring that forms at the bottom of a branch is called a branch collar.
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.