landscaper

A landscaper is someone who designs a garden, yard, patio, or another outdoor space. If your new house is surrounded by dirt, you might want to hire a landscaper to help you choose some pretty plants for your front yard.

The job of a landscaper can range from planning an enormous urban park, choosing shade-loving plants for a homeowner, or designing a school playground. Generally, any large outdoor project involving plants requires a landscaper. An experienced landscaper knows how to grade the soil, plan for weather, and lay out a garden that will both look attractive and provide usable space. This word comes from Middle Dutch roots, land, "land," and scap, "condition."

Definitions of landscaper
  1. noun
    someone who arranges features of the landscape or garden attractively
    synonyms: landscape architect, landscape gardener, landscapist
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    Andrew Jackson Downing
    United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)
    Andre Le Notre
    French landscape gardener who designed many formal gardens including the parks of Versailles (1613-1700)
    Frederick Law Olmsted
    United States landscape architect primarily responsible for the design of Central Park in New York City (1822-1903)
    Calvert Vaux
    United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895)
    type of:
    architect, designer
    someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
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