BECOME A LANDSCAPER
Landscaping is a rich and rewarding career where no two days are the same and you get to make the most of the beautiful outdoors.
Just like MLSA Members, the Landscaping profession incorporates many aspects:
In each area there is plenty of room to grow new skills, explore new opportunities and add-on once you have your initial qualification.
Considering starting a career in the Landscaping Industry?
Read on for information about why landscaping could be a great choice for you and how to start your career today.
This is a great question with many answers. Landscape professionals have many different reasons why they love their jobs but some of the most common reasons include:
A Variety of Career Paths to Choose From
Most landscaping careers fall broadly into three different fields.
Which path is of most interest to you?
In the landscape construction field, qualified landscaper contractors are the licensed tradesmen and women who are responsible for constructing almost everything on a property or development that is outside of the main buildings, apartment block or home.
They may, once the landscape is completed, be responsible for the maintenance of the planted areas, however, this is usually left to the landscape maintenance staff.
In the landscape design field Landscape Designers assess, design and prepare landscape projects for a variety of clients from all size residential projects through to larger commercial and industrial projects.
Landscape Designers work closely with landscape contractors, in fact once you have a landscape contractor qualification, it is relatively easy to continue your studies and qualify as a landscape designer.
In the landscape maintenance field, the qualified horticulturalist works in the parks and gardens sector of the industry. These people specialise in maintaining parks and garden spaces, any area where there are plants (including lawns) that need looking after. The spaces can be anything from small residential gardens to large industrial estates, local council parks and gardens, through to botanical gardens.
Where do I start?
If you want to get started in any area of this amazing industry, the best option is to find a job!
However, you can enrol and start studying in your chosen course while looking for work.