Can I start my own business as a landscaper?
Yes! Many people start out with the basics, such as simple lawn maintenance. However, if you're interested in taking a more in-depth and artistic approach, it's a good idea to get a well-rounded education in landscape design. With Penn Foster's Landscaping Technology Career Diploma Program, you'll not only learn about the basics of horticulture and design, but you'll also study the essentials aspects of starting a landscaping business including how to write a business plan and keeping business records.
What is the average salary of a landscaping professional?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a landscaping/grounds-keeping employee in 2019 was $30,890.*
What will I learn while taking online classes in landscape design?
The goal of the landscape design program is to ensure you have all the basic information needed to begin entry-level landscaping work. You'll learn to interpret site plans and cost estimates, as well as how to coordinate existing structures with new designs. You'll also gain insight on how to prepare presentations, how to select appropriate materials for a project, horticulture and irrigation, and how to analyze and use environmental reports to aid in project design.
What is the average job description for a landscaper?
Landscaping is a job that covers many areas, but the core idea is that a landscape professional ensures the grounds of homes, businesses, and public spaces such as parks are tidy, healthy, and visually appealing. Duties can be as simple as tree trimming and planting of flowers, trees, and shrubs to as complicated as designing and building garden structures. To be a landscaper, you have to enjoy the outdoors, have a knowledge of plant life, and not mind getting dirty.