By definition, to be properly said to be “landscaping” (verb form) a property, you must be making improvements (or maintaining past improvements) on that property’s grounds–either in a practical or in an aesthetic way. In an extended sense, everything on your property that stands outside of the home itself is part of a property’s landscaping. A related word is “landscape.” When you landscape your yard, you are engaging in landscaping.
Simply put, if you can look out your window and see a fixed feature in your yard affecting the overall aesthetics or practical functioning of your property, then that feature is part of the “landscaping” of the property. Note also that some practical features of one’s landscaping, such as underground drainage systems, are of critical importance even though they exist unseen.
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Some of the specialties someone interested in landscaping might choose to pursue would be designing water gardens and fountains (aquascape), installing lawn sprinkler systems and drains (irrigation systems) or designing practical solutions for orchards and farms. Since educational requirements are not particularly strict for someone looking to break into the landscaping business, this might be a good choice for someone wanting to start a new career right away.