Blooms: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow in Late winter or Early spring, - Bloom in snow
Soil: dry to moist, Adaptable, Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
FORCING Bulbs: The practice of bringing a plant into growth or flower (usually by artificial heat or controlling daylight) at a season earlier than its natural one.
Turfgrass Management Careers
Golf course turf management
Lawn and landscape maintenance
Athletic field managers
Parks and grounds managers
Technical sales to the turf industry
Turf Management Jobs
Golf course management is the largest source of employment for graduate turf managers
Currently, 90-95% of graduates of turf programs accept employment in the golf course industry following graduation.
The average salary range for students accepting assistant superintendent positions is $34,000 to $38,000 per year.
Arborists select and transplant trees...
prune, repair, brace, and fertilize them...
ensure that the trees in their care grow well and remain structurally safe.
Arborists protect trees on construction sites and appraise the value of damaged or destroyed trees.
Areas of Specialty Arborists
For hire to homeowners
Municipal arboriculture or urban forestr y
Work for local governments – street trees
Arborist Salary & Job Outlook
Expectation for job growth
Certification from the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is recommended
Median yearly salary earned by arborists is $44,072.
Plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities
Planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns
Applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications.
May also coordinate activities of workers engaged in terracing hillsides, building retaining walls, constructing pathways, installing patios, and similar activities in following a landscape design plan.
Reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and work force requirements
Answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and
Preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
Landscape Contractor Salaries
Nursery/greenhouse managers oversee the daily operations of a greenhouse and/or nursery.
They manage the care of plants, flowers, and trees;
Hire and coordinate nursery and greenhouse workers; and
Observe environmental standards for agricultural and horticultural production.
Nursery Manager Career Outlook
Salary: Median—$37,172 per year
Employment Outlook: Very Good- strong growth in homeowner landscape sales
About 21 percent of landscape architects are self-employed.
Almost all States require landscape architects to be licensed,
Need a passing score on the Landscape Architect Registration Exam.
Good job opportunities are expected, but new graduates may face competition for jobs in the largest and most prestigious firms.
Plans and designs development of land areas
Compiles and analyzes data on such site conditions as: soil, vegetation, and rock features; drainage; and location of structures
Must consider environmental impact in development of landscaping plans.
Prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for land development
Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with landscape specifications
Expected to continue to grow faster than average
Median annual income: $74,000
Requires bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture