If you’re unfamiliar with the landscape industry, you might not be using the proper words or landscape terminology when discussing your future project. It’s a great idea to familiarize yourself with landscape terminology before consulting with a landscape designer to make sure you’re accurately describing the work you’d like done!
Landscaping is a general term meaning the activity of designing or improving gardens and the surroundings of buildings to make them more attractive. Landscaping is used to describe many different activities from weekly lawn maintenance, gardening, planter or container gardens to the construction of hardscape features.
Composite Decking – a wood alternative that is made from recycled wood fibre, plastic and binding agents. Read our blog for more information about composite decking.
Pressure Treated Lumber (P.T.) – P.T. is wood that has been processed with chemical preservatives to protect it from insects and prevent rotting. It is commonly used for decks, fences and outdoor structures.
Limestone screenings or aggregate – a finely crushed limestone gravel that is used for trails, walkways and driveways. When it’s compacted it provides a solid surface that drains water but prevents weeds from growing through.
Brickstop edging – A metal or plastic stripping that is installed and lines the outer perimeter of stone walkways or patios. Brickstop edging prevents the pavers from spreading or sinking over time.
Polymeric Sand – a material used to fill in the paving stone joins, it creates an impenetrable seal between the stones. It resists being washed away and prevents weed growth.