Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
It is the purpose of this circular to provide information which will help South Dakotans make their homes more beautiful and more satisfying places to live. This applies to all homes whether they are located in the country or in town. The terms "landscaping," "home beautification" and "home grounds improvement" are often used to describe this activity. Regardless of the term used, it means developing more beautiful and enjoyable surroundings in which to live.- A new concept in practical landscape planning suggests that the pLrn should first of all be practical and second it should add beauty to the home grounds. Such a plan hinges on three very important factors:
* A neat grounds with the house, walks, drives and well cared for fences, in good repair.
* An established, well-kept lawn.
* The wise use and placement of shade trees, shrubs and flowers. In South Dakota, we have two types of home grounds. The first type includes home grounds where a number of plantings now exist. The second type have few or no plantings whatsoever.
Martin, Dean, "Landscape Planning for Farm and Home" (1959). SDSU Extension Circulars. 651.