Etymology
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landscaping (n.)

"art of laying out grounds and arranging plants and trees for picturesque effect," by 1861, verbal noun from landscape (v.). Earlier in the same sense was landscape-gardening (1763).

The question, however, is, Can landscape-gardening (or short and sweet, landscaping) be taught? It, plainly, cannot. ["The Gardener's Monthly" July 1861]

Also, in reference to the visual arts, "depiction as a landscape" (1868).

updated on September 25, 2018

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Definitions of landscaping from WordNet

landscaping (n.)
working as a landscape gardener;
Synonyms: landscape gardening
landscaping (n.)
a garden laid out for esthetic effect;
they spent a great deal of money on the landscaping
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