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A friend of mine spent many summers working as a landscaper. She absolutely LOVED it - she loves all things outdoors and gardening and nature. To top it off, she likes early mornings and heat.

Landscaping would absolutely NOT be a good career fit for me because I don’t like bugs and I don’t like early mornings.

However, the busier people seem to be, the more demand there seems to be for good landscapers. When I drive down many affluent neighborhoods in my city, I see extremely neglected yards and gardens. It seriously devalues the property when the landscaping is under-cared for!

So if you like to work outdoors, would you ever consider working for a landscaping company? Or, it you’ve got that entrepreneurial spirit, you could also start your own landscaping company.

While it is seasonal, there are so many add-on services that you can do to make it a year round business. I know landscaping companies that do snow-plowing in the winter, or they paint lines in parking lots as a supplement, or they work extra hard in the spring, summer, and fall and then take a few months off through the winter months.

Really, landscaping is a huge opportunity for people that are motivated to work and like to be outside.

Have you ever considered landscaping as a form of employment?

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Interesting Fact #1

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers assist with constructing landscapes and related structures.


Interesting Fact #2

There are many entry-level jobs available in landscaping. Landscaping workers are manual laborers who help install new landscape elements using specialized equipment and installation techniques. Workers might plant bushes and trees, install sod, water grounds or mulch lawns. Landscape architects are some of the top of the line for knowledge and running landscape projects. Below may be important information that contains details to become a landscape architect.


Interesting Fact #3

Management and supervisory positions in landscaping are typically earned by working in an entry-level position and advancing. Manager and supervisors may take on additional responsibilities, such as selling, human resources management, training, accounting and scheduling.


Quote of the day

“Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.” ― Amit Ray

Article of the day - This is What It’s Like to Work in Landscaping

Imagine a career where no two days are the same. You get to work with your hands and bring big dreams to life. Best of all, the impact of your work will be enjoyed by an entire community. Sound intriguing? You might be surprised to learn a landscaping job can give you all this and more. Here’s what to expect when you choose a career in the green industry: 

1. Your Office is the Outdoors

If the thought of being stuck inside behind a desk all day makes you shudder, then a landscape career may be a good fit. One of the perks of working in the green industry is that enjoying the great outdoors is part of the job. You’re never stuck in one place, as you’ll serve different clients. Plus, it’s a hands-on job, engaging both mind and body.

2. Duties Will Change with the Seasons

Just like the weather changes with the seasons, so too will your daily duties. Spring and summer are among the busiest for the landscape industry, as the active growing season means plants need extra attention. In the fall and winter, the focus shifts to preparing landscapes for the colder months, and in some regions, performing snow removal.

3. A No One-Size-Fits-All Career

The landscape industry encompasses a wide range of capabilities, which means your career path can take a variety of shapes. From design to construction, maintenance to enhancements, there are many specialties within each stage of landscape care. For example, landscape construction requires craftsmen like masons and carpenters. Landscape maintenance teams need irrigation specialists, tree care specialists and spray technicians. These are just a few examples. Whatever your interests, chances are the landscape industry has an opportunity that suits them.

4. Room to Grow

You don’t need a formal horticulture education to join the landscape industry. For many positions, on-the-job training is provided. Plus, it’s an industry where hard work and dedication are rewarded with advancement. Crew members who excel can move up to crew leader or foreman, and on to branch management and beyond.

5. New Challenges Everyday

Plants are living beings, so landscapes constantly change—meaning every day brings a new set of challenges. Whether troubleshooting a plant healthcare issue, or seeking new ways to optimize a property’s irrigation, clients will rely on you to think critically to help them solve problems and maximize their landscape. You’ll also be challenged creatively when you help bring to life your clients’ visions, whether in a full-scale renovation or a seasonal color installation.

Working in the landscape industry can be a fulfilling and rewarding career, especially for those who love the outdoors and working with their hands. As an essential service with no geographic constraints, it’s an industry that provides job security and a wealth of opportunities.

Question of the day - Would you ever consider landscaping as a form of employment?

Employment & Career

Would you ever consider landscaping as a form of employment?