Glossary of Landscaping Terms

Author: Paul Klink | | Categories: De-Icing , Duty Patrols , Landscaping , Property Maintenance , Snow Removal

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the landscaping business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used in landscaping, Klink & Son has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your landscaping needs effectively.


A swale is commonly referred to as a ditch which is used to divert water.

French Drain.

A drainage pipe to move water from one area to another.


A method of increasing water and oxygen into compact soil by creating tiny slices or holes throughout the area.


It describes the wilting and sometimes loss of leaves after a plant is transplanted to a new area.


In simple terms, it refers to watering.

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We have over twenty years of experience providing landscaping, property maintenance, lawn care, and snow removal services. We are family owned and operated and take pride in maintaining complete customer satisfaction.

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