Gardener's vocabulary

termes techniques des travaux de jardinage

Specific technical terms regarding garden care:

Breeding or Training

Prune the trees to create a firm, robust and regular-shaped crown of the plant.

Production pruning

Eliminate the overhead of fruit production on the plant to increase the quality of the product.

Extraordinary pruning

Cutting broken or sick branches to avoid dangerous situations and keep the plant healthy.

Pollone

Branch that develops at the base of the plant which is eliminated because it is not vegetative.

polloni succhioni

Spur

Branch with buds.

Cutting-Back

Elimination of the tip branches to make more sap flow to the lower branches.

Epicormic shoot

Unproductive branch that must be eliminated.

Pruner

Tool with curved blade equipped with an extension used to cut the branches placed high on the tree.

Clove

New small bulb developed from a larger bulb under the ground

Bulb

Plant that was born and developed underground and that develops the flower above ground.

Drained soil

Soil where water enters without stagnating

Paciamatura

Cover the earth with straw, peat leaves or bark to protect the underlying crops or to prevent the growth of weeds.

Rhizome

Underground stem with elongated buds.

Tuber

Fleshy and underground part of the stem of some plants such as the potato.

Peat

Partially decomposed organic material used as fertilizer

Trowel

Tool used to facilitate the transplantation of small plants and bulbs.

Aerator

Tool used to drill the ground with small uniform holes on the surface in order to allow the passage of air and water

Seed mixture

Set of seeds of compatible herb species used for sowing a lawn, for example.

Moss

Plant that grows in wet and shady areas and can ruin the lawn.

Renewal

Set of operations aimed at renovating a ruined lawn

Mowing

Cut grass not to be left on the ground

Broadcaster

Manual sowing performed by spreading the seeds with wide and uniform gestures.

Bar (pressure)

Pressure unit of measure

Sector irrigation

Irrigation system that allows you to irrigate only some areas of the garden avoiding waste.

Reinforced tube

irrigation hose with reinforcement mesh (often nylon) which prevents it from being broken or crushed.

Solenoid

Automatic tap that allows you to open or stop the water flow of a pipe

Unit

Automatic device that regulates the opening of the valves for irrigation

Filter

Portion of a duct that retains impurities through nets or fibers. In some cases it may contain fertilizer tablets.

Pop up

Circular sprinkler that disappears below the lawn surface when not in use. The pressure of the water itself allows it to emerge from the ground.

Bracket socket

Sleeve that embraces the pipe and contains a pop up sprinkler.

Connection

Connecting element between two pipes.

Sensor

Device capable of reading a variation, for example of light or weather conditions (rain sensor)

Horse (HP horse power)

Unit of measurement for the motive power of an instrument. 1 horse=760W.

Displacement

Measurement of the cylinder of an internal combustion engine.

Comprising

Vegetable material shredded and left to decompose ppartially used as fertilizer.

Bar

Support on which something is fixed. In the case of the chainsaw, the base of the blade on which the chain slides.

Electrode

Metallic elements of the spark-generating candle

Cylinder lubrication

Procedure through which a few drops of oil are poured into the cylinder through the hole in the spark plug seat.

Engine oil

Mineral lubricating oil to be replaced according to the specifications of the engine and to preserve its functioning and durability.

Storage

Dry and ventilated room in which to place the tools to preserve their functioning.

Feeler

Tool made up of sheets of known thickness.

Gardener

Gardener's tools

Gardener

The Hedge Trimmer

Gardener

The Brushcutter

Gardener

Garden machines

Gardener

The Chainsaw

Gardener

The Edge Trimmer

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