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Garden Glossary

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Deciduous This is a tree or shrub that sheds its leaves in winter.
Deck A flat floored roofless area generally adjoining a structure
Decking Materials are what form the flooring of a deck
Decoration To add elements to enrich or beautify the overall landscape installation
Design Elements These are the plant materials and hardscapes items to be incorporated into the landscape.
Design Objectives These are the goals that the client and landscape design professional determine to establish a direction for the landscape design process.
Design Team The design team is made up of landscape design professionals, architects, engineers, horticulturists and other design disciplines required to complete a landscape design.
Dipping pool This is a water basin from which to draw water for garden usage.
Dipping well This is the source of water for a dipping pool.
Dike A bank, usually an earthen elevated berm installed to hold back water, rocks or unwanted soil from entering a protected area.
Dimension The units of measurement that determines, height, width, depth, distance, volume, mass and even time
Diversity The inclusion with a plan of an acceptable variety of plant or non-plant material or design ideas
Dynamic This relates to a sense of an increased sense of the energy or force visible in a landscape plan.
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