What is Landscaping? Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, or what is commonly referred to as gardening. Students, your task will be to design a functional landscape that will be entered into a contest to design a new landscape around the new flag pole at school. Once you finish your landscape you will present the finished product to the class. The class will vote on the best landscape, and that landscape will be presented to the school board and will be used as the new landscape around the new flagpole.