Landscaper

Landscapers create and maintain gardens, parks and other outdoor and indoor areas.

Potential salary
£16,000 to £30,000
Working hours
38 to 40 a week
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • discussing clients’ needs
  • working from plans made by garden designers or landscape architects
  • ordering supplies
  • preparing the ground or interior space
  • turfing and seeding lawns
  • planting and pruning trees and shrubs
  • putting in new plants
  • installing features like paving, paths, water features and rock gardens
  • advising the client on how to look after the space
  • providing on-going maintenance

You may need to wear protective clothing.

You could work in a garden, at a client's business, at a client's home or at a garden centre.

Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.

In larger firms, you could progress to a supervisory or management position. With experience, you could become a self-employed contractor.

You could also move into a teaching role.

You can find out more about becoming a landcaper from:The Royal Horticultural Society; GoLandscape; Grow Careers

Data from National Careers Service.
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