From the word landscape, originally landskip, which was an artist term referring to a country scene which was painted. Later the word was combined with gardening to give us landscape-gardening and this has been further contracted to landscaping. The term landscape-gardening only really can into use with the English Landskip movement of 18th century. It generally refers to the construction of ornamental gardens, either public or private, and commercially it is often split into soft and hard landscaping.  

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