As the gardening season gets under way, refinement is definitely in, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Bug zappers are out. Landscape fantasies and porches are in, ASLA suggests in a list of landscape features whose times have come--or gone--or come again.
With possibly some self-interest showing, the organization says that hiring professional designers instead of the kid next door is definitely in. Joining men's garden clubs also is in, while taking one's ease in a hammock and drinking beer is out.
Other items on the "in" list include night lighting, grottoes, horseshoe pits, street trees, porches, picket fences, drip irrigation and shopping at reliable nurseries.