What Does a Job in Landscaping Look Like?

If you like to work outside, work with your hands, work with plants, vegetables, fruit, or flowers, or growing and maintaining the land, a career in landscaping may be for you.

Types of Jobs

  • Landscape maintenance
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Landscape design
  • Gardening
  • Floral shop
  • Arborist/tree maintenance
  • Botanical garden work
  • Pesticide work
  • Work in national parks, local parks (county, state) garden centers, arboretums, botanical gardens


  • Educational requirements vary significantly based on the job
  • Some positions may provide on-the-job training, while others may require a college degree
  • Certification in a trade area may improve your chances of job security

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