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Must remain in place throughout the entire growing season to be effective A good backyard design should aim to overcome the typical problems of: o Feeling on display for he neighbors when spending time in the backyard o Too much sun or wind exposure o Poorly defined edges o Inadequate space to engage in desired activities, e.g., the patio surface is too small to support both dining and cooking o All of the above
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According to Douglas Tallamy, the diversity of plant species we grow on our home landscape has a direct impact on: o Only the visual aspects of the landscape o The food available for wildlife and therefore the diversity of wildlife (including insects) in our neighborhood and the planet o Higher levels of rain runoff o A how “jungle-like” the landscape can feel Most soil tests recommend amending new garden plantings and bed with: o Sand o Slit o Clay o None of the above Which of the following is NOT a solution to a typical front yard landscape design problem: o A low planting bed on the front property edge to give the front yard a sense of separation, making it feel more private from the public space (street) o Adding an extension of the entry walk, extending down the edge of the driveway, gives arriving guest a place to step out of their car, or walk along the edge of parked cars o Making the entry walk 3’ wide to create a comfortable experience for two people walking side by side o Adding plantings on both sides of the entry walk so that the visitor feels that they are passing through a space Week 14 Week 15 When inspecting and buying new woody plants, which of the following statements apply? o Roots should be firm and white o Roots on a container-grown plant should form a solid mass around the outside of the root ball o Roots are only a minor consideration since they are out-of-sight once planted o None of the above When planting a new tree, which of the following are recommended? o Dig a hole that is 2-3 times deeper than the root system of the plant o Wire baskets should be removed prior to placing a plant into the planting hold o The root flair should just be visible above the level of the soil o The twine or rope that circles the trunk at the top of a balled and burlapped tree should remain intact When mulching a newly transplanted tree: o The mulch should be applied to a depth of 2-3 inches o The mulch should be deepest against the trunk and tapering towards the edges
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o The best mulch to use is something inorganic that won’t rot, such as gravel o New trees should never be mulched for the first year Newly transplanted trees should have their trunks wrapped: o a. All year around for the first 5 years o b. If they are smooth-barked o c. Every winter until the bark roughens o d. A and B o e. B and C Match the following terms with their definitions: __D__ Topiary A. The removal or reduction of plant parts that are not required, no longer effective or injurious to the plant __C__ Regeneration/ Rejuvenation pruning B. The drastic removal or cutting back of large
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