Landscapingrefers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:
elements, such as
fauna; or what is commonly called
gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beauty within the
Natural elements such as
shape and elevation, or
bodies of water; and
Abstract elements such as the
and lighting conditions.
Landscaping requires expertise inhorticultureand artistic design.
Kettering is a large market and industrial town in Northamptonshire, England, 70 miles (113 km) north of London and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Northampton, west of the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene. The name means "the place (or territory) of Ketter's people (or kinsfolk)".
At the 2011 census, it had a population of 93,475. The town is twinned with Lahnstein, in Germany and Kettering, Ohio, in the United States. It is part of the South Midlands and, along with other towns in Northamptonshire, has a growing commuter population as it is on the Midland Main Line railway, with East Midlands Railway services direct to London St Pancras International taking about an hour.