No matter how you define the word 'landscaping' it basically means
the same thing... creating planting beds that compliment a structure and
help with its transition from the vertical plane to the horizontal plane. Or
it can relate to perimeter planting beds that surround the edge of property and
create beauty easily seen from inside the home for year round enjoyment.
While you don't need to have formal training to perform landscaping work,
it definitely helps to know the growing habit and site requirements of
various trees, shrubs, flowers and perennials. It is often easiest to tell what
will do best in your landscape by
studying other landscapes in your neighborhood.