Almost any homeowner has confronted some sort of landscape design issue. You don't have to work in agriculture to enlist the services of a landscape contractor. Whether you're dealing with a home garden or manicuring the trees in your yard, landscape work is a necessity. A Landscape nursery man is a specialized professional you can hire to take care of plants and flowers in your yard. Nursery men are more akin to gardeners than designers. If you don't know for sure what kind of horticulture professional to hire, consult with an experienced contractor first. Nursery men can seed your lawn with grass or build raised beds for your garden. A nursery professional with experience in perennials can even guide you in the planting of fruit trees. If you are thinking of employing a nursery man to help manicure your outdoor space, consider these five important landscape terms:
Greenhouse - A heated structure in which you can grow plants that are out of season or that thrive in a different climate. Some greenhouses can be used year round, others are three season, so be sure you know which kind you need.
Pre-Emergent Controls - Herbicides used in horticulture that are sprayed into grass and garden areas to prevent weeds from taking root. Pre-emergent herbicides must be sprayed during a very specific seasonal window, which depends on the weed.
Phosphorous - A nutrient in plant fertilizers that is now regulated by the federal government. Phosphorous in farm runoff is blamed for watershed pollution and uncontrolled algae blooms.
Corn Gluten Meal - An expensive organic alternative to chemical herbicides.
Atrazine - Toxic herbicide used in many weed sprays. Atrazine has been linked to water pollution. It was banned in Europe but is still in wide use in North America.
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The landscaping nursery industry specializes in growing plants for commercial use by others. The plants produced by a nursery might be used for landscaping a lawn or a garden, among other possible settings. A landscaping nursery might grow plants for individual design specifications sent along by a particular client. They may also grow plants that are ready to be purchased by a customer on the spot. In either case, nurserymen in this field, allow for trees, shrubs, flowers and other kinds of plants to be used for an array of designs, from elaborate designs used for organizations, to grass planted in lawns for private homeowners.
As such, working at or running a landscape nursery requires a working knowledge of such relevant scientific fields as horticulture and agriculture. Employees must also have an understanding of what might interest consumers. Depending on their understanding of the industry and whether it thrives or is challenged in a particular area, landscape nurserymen might adopt a more specialized or generalized strategy to growing plants. In some cases, a landscape nursery might choose to specialize in a particular kind of plant. One such nursery could conceivably choose to exclusively offer flower beds to their clients. Additionally, contractors opening a nursery choose whether to become involved in the plant's full course of development, from seeding to sale, or just in one stage.
Another variability in this section of the garden industry, derives from whether the plants are grown in the outdoors or inside of a greenhouse. Shrubs can more easily be grown in an enclosed environment and trees in an open yard. Nursery landscaping should be able to meet the needs of anyone looking to bring a sense of design to their natural environment.