Careers in Landscaping

careers in landscaping Landscapers are often pictured as people who simply mow lawns and water bushes. This is not true, there are many careers in landscaping to choose from and they each offer a variety of duties and responsibilities. This variety makes landscaping a truly desirable field. People that work in landscaping can choose from anything from working in a laboratory to landscape design. It really depends on what you want to do on a daily basis. From desk work to testing soil samples, a career in landscaping has it. Below is a list of some of the most popular landscaping careers out there.

Arborist: Arborists are responsible for the care and maintenance of trees. They often prune, fertilize and examine the trees for insect problems. There is a requirement for arborists, you can’t be afraid of heights!

Landscape Designer: Designers often draw out a plan for customers on what they want their landscaping to look like. This can be anything from a simple patio with flowers to an elaborate water garden. They also pick the best materials for the design they have come up with.

Nursery and Greenhouse Manager: Nurseries are businesses that grow trees, shrubs and perennials. Greenhouses are businesses that grow annuals, perennials and foliage (think flowers and plants).

Irrigation Professional: The professionals are responsible for creating water systems to keep plants alive. They do a variety of jobs including installing sprinkler systems and even engineering routing water in drought-prone areas.

Manufacturer: Manufacturers are responsible for creating products used in irrigation systems. They usually focus on high quantity items and rely on distributors to sell their products.

Valley Green was founded by Charles Dooley in 1990. Headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts, we have grown to eight branch locations supported by inside & outside sales associates specializing in turf seed, sod production, golf sales, turf maintenance, nursery production, agriculture and arboriculture. The average green industry tenure at Valley Green is well over 20 years per associate!

Valley Green, Inc. • 642 S. Summer Street • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040 • 1.800.862.0089

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