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Do you love the outdoors and can't imagine being confined at an office job? Maybe you've considered turning your love of nature into a career?

Let's see if you should become a landscaper!

So What Does A Landscaper Do?

Depending on the job, a landscaper can do everything a gardener does and more!

Your day can include:

  • trimming trees

  • cutting grass

  • planting flowers

  • keeping the plants healthy

  • maintaining landscapes

  • building garden constructions (like patios or fences)

  • designing indoor or outdoor gardens

  • installing irrigation systems

  • and more!

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Where Could You End Up Working?

Well, obviously mainly outdoors.

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(Although, in some cases, you could maintain indoor gardens too.)

Generally you could:

  • work for a landscaping business

  • work for a company with their own grounds

  • start your freelancing business


Which of these can be part of a landscaper's job?

How Much Can You Earn?

The salary can vary depending on the path you take and your location. The average hourly salary for a landscaper is:

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USA $14.03 USD

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Canada $17.38 CAD

How Do You Know If It's For You?

You'll love it if:

  • you like being outdoors

  • you have an interest in plants

  • you care about the environment

  • you want to use your hands

  • you like creating things

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You won't like it if:

  • you don't want to travel

  • you don't like working in changing weather temperatures

  • you don't want a seasonal job

  • you prefer not to work irregular hours

  • you can't carry out physically demanding tasks

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Kevin decided that he wants to become a landscaper. Why should he think twice before making that decision?

Take Action

So you decided that you're interested?

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