Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:
- living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly referred to as gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape.
- natural elements such as landforms, terrain shape and elevation, or bodies of water;
- human elements such as structures, buildings, fences or other material objects created and/or installed by humans; and
- abstract elements such as the weather and lighting conditions.
The term 'landscaping' is also regularly used as a noun to describe a defined area within a park or facility that has been enhanced by earthworks, plantings and/or similar improvements and has therefore been recognised in the controlling authority's financial system as an asset.