Category: Careers In Landscape And Gardening
When nature calls
Do you love working with plants? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you love to watch things grow? Do you love reaping a good harvest of your hard work? Do you love connecting with nature by giving a helping hand?
If the answer to all of these questions is yes that means nature is calling you to a life of working on the great outdoors. I have spent some time working as a nurseryman and to be honest with you it was really great.
Some of my duties involved watering, fertilizing, potting and re-potting plants pruning etc…. What gave me such a trill was to take sickly plants and nurse them back to good health, just to watch them bounce back was such a rewarding experience.
The life of a nurseryman can really be busy at times because as for me there would be times when shipments of plants hand to be dealt with besides carrying out my daily responsibilities.
Career as a nurseryman
Training today for a better tomorrow
What’s so amazing about the landscaping and gardening field is that it has so much to offer. There are so many careers to choose from, some of these areas include landscape technician, interior plantscape technician, arborist, nurseryman, golf course, chemical applicators and so on.
So when it comes to choosing a career in this field there are many opportunities. I have had many years of training in some of these areas besides attending classes and sitting exams.
In this section, we will be looking at the job of an irrigation technician and what is required to become a part of this exciting field.
The importance of an irrigation technician
There is nothing like having a garden that is flourishing and breathtaking whether it is a flower, fruit or herb garden, etc… But in order to keep our garden plants, healthy and performing at their best and to reap a good harvest one important element that is needed is water.
The field of landscape and gardening is a broad and exciting field with many different areas. I have worked in many of these areas and enjoy working with nature by installing growing and maintaining plants, trees, shrubs, grasses and so on. However, in this article, we will be looking at the job of an arborist, what are their responsibilities and how to become certified.
The job of an arborist
The job of an arborist is to maintain trees and shrubs keeping them well pruned where they don’t interfere with power lines, become a security hazard in the case of blocking areas that should be visible to the public, blocking road signs and other hazards that may endanger the lives of people.
The ornamental pest control business
If you have a love for working outdoors and giving mother nature a helping hand then ornamental pest control is the right job for you. I have spent some 20 plus years in the field of landscape and gardening and have worked in many different areas which include
landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, nurseryman, interior plant scape design and installation, interior plant maintenance, irrigation and so on, but one area that I really loved was working as a plant pest technician.
What do I need to have an interior plantscape business?
Startup Cost: $1000-$1500
Home Base: You can start part time and go full time once you have enough clients
Training: There are online courses that you can take, on the job training or self- taught by purchasing books
Let’s get rolling
If you love working with plants and also with nature interior plantscape is for you. I worked as an interior plantscape technician for many years and I really loved working with plants. My training came from right there on the job where I was placed with several interior plant scape technicians.