For purposes of the Professional Landscape Architects Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) Professional landscape architect means a person who, by reason of his or her knowledge acquired by professional education or practical experience, or both, is qualified to engage in the practice of professional landscape architecture as provided in the act;
(2) Practice of professional landscape architecture means the performance of professional services such as consultations, investigations, reconnaissance, research, planning, design, or responsible supervision in connection with projects involving the arranging of land and the elements thereon for public and private use and enjoyment, including the alignment of roadways and the location of buildings, service areas, parking areas, walkways, steps, ramps, pools, and other structures, and the grading of the land, surface and subsoil drainage, erosion control, planting, reforestation, and the preservation of the natural landscape and aesthetic values, in accordance with accepted professional standards of public health, welfare, and safety. Practice of professional landscape architecture includes the location and arrangement of such tangible objects and features as are incidental and necessary to the purposes outlined in this subdivision but does not include the design of structures or facilities with separate and self-contained purposes for habitation or industry, the design of public streets and highways, utilities, storm and sanitary sewers, and sewage treatment facilities which are ordinarily included in the practice of engineering or architecture, or the making of land surveys or final land plats for official approval or recording. Nothing contained in the act shall preclude a duly licensed professional landscape architect from performing any of the services defined as practice of professional landscape architecture in this subdivision in connection with the settings, approaches, or environment for buildings, structures, or facilities. Nothing contained in the act shall be construed as authorizing a professional landscape architect to engage in the practice of architecture, engineering, or land surveying. Nothing in the act shall prohibit any person, firm, or corporation or their officers, agents, or employees from preparing planting plans for plant materials in connection with the sale of nursery stock, plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, sod, or other plant material, outdoor decorative ornaments, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, gardening tools and equipment, and related items of merchandise or the propagation, planting, or growth of any indoor or outdoor plants; and
(3) Board means the State Board of Landscape Architects created by the act.