Landscaping is a booming business. There are many levels of employment within the field of landscaping, depending largely on the education of the employee. The basic level of employment in landscaping is to be a member of the landscape crew. The job is perfect for those who enjoy working outside and carrying out assigned tasks. The landscaping crew performs the manual labor such as pruning and mowing. In a higher tier, the landscape designer is the professional who works privately with homeowners to plan all the details of a landscape design project before the physical work begins. If you are logical, organized, and visionary, you may want to consider pursuing a Master of Landscape Design. There are many accredited school throughout the country that offer just such a degree. A landscape architect has in common with the landscape designer many of the same abilities and goals, except his work involves public development projects, such as parks, shopping centers, school campuses, waterfront developments, and historical preservation sites.
Education and experience are the name of the game in the landscape industry. If you have them, you could be well on your way to a solid career in landscaping. Are you a master of recruitment and project management? You may just reach the top with a little perseverance.