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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.The designer also provides directions and supervision during construction, and the management of establishment and maintenance once the garden has been created. The gardener is the person who has the skill to maintain the garden's design.

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The gardener's labor during the year include planting flowers and other plants, weeding, pruning, grafting, removal of dead flowers, mixing and preparation of insecticides and other products for treating pests, and tending garden compost. Weeds tend to thrive at the expense of the more refined edible or ornamental plants. Gardeners need to control weeds using physical or chemical methods to stop weeds from reaching a mature stage of growth when they could be harmful to domesticated plants.

Early activities, such as starting young plants from seeds for later transplantation, are usually performed in early spring. The designer also provides directions and supervision during construction, and the management of establishment and maintenance once the garden has been created. The gardener is the person who has the skill to maintain the garden's design. Gardeners provide regular garden maintenance which includes:

  • Borders - weeding, planting, feeding, etc.
  • Pruning - roses, fruit trees, etc.
  • Hedge trimming
  • Water gardens and pond maintenance
  • Rockeries and alpine gardens
  • Roof gardens and hill side gardens
  • Vegetable gardens, etc