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Landscaping Careers

  1. 1. Landscape Careers Turf Manager Arborist Contractor Nursery Manager Landscape Architect
  2. 2. Crocus <ul><ul><li>Plant type: Interior Plant, Perennial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height: 3&quot; to 6“, Spread: 3&quot; to 6&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure: partial shade to full sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blooms: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow in Late winter or Early spring, - Bloom in snow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil: dry to moist, Adaptable, Loamy, Neutral, Well drained </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Turfgrass Management Careers <ul><li>Golf course turf management </li></ul><ul><li>Lawn and landscape maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic field managers </li></ul><ul><li>Parks and grounds managers </li></ul><ul><li>Technical sales to the turf industry </li></ul>
  4. 4. Turf Management Jobs <ul><li>Golf course management is the largest source of employment for graduate turf managers </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, 90-95% of graduates of turf programs accept employment in the golf course industry following graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>The average salary range for students accepting assistant superintendent positions is $34,000 to $38,000 per year. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Arborists <ul><li>Arborists select and transplant trees... </li></ul><ul><li>prune, repair, brace, and fertilize them... </li></ul><ul><li>manage pests... </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that the trees in their care grow well and remain structurally safe.  </li></ul><ul><li>Arborists protect trees on construction sites and appraise the value of damaged or destroyed trees.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas of Specialty Arborists <ul><li>Commercial arboriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For hire to homeowners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Municipal arboriculture or urban forestr y </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work for local governments – street trees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utility arboriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear power-lines </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Arborist Salary & Job Outlook <ul><li>Expectation for job growth </li></ul><ul><li>Certification from the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Median yearly salary earned by arborists is $44,072. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Landscape Contractor <ul><li>Plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities </li></ul><ul><li>Planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns </li></ul><ul><li>Applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and work force requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Landscape Contractor Salaries
  10. 10. Nursery Manager <ul><li>Nursery/greenhouse managers oversee the daily operations of a greenhouse and/or nursery. </li></ul><ul><li>They manage the care of plants, flowers, and trees; </li></ul><ul><li>Hire and coordinate nursery and greenhouse workers; and </li></ul><ul><li>Observe environmental standards for agricultural and horticultural production. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nursery Manager Career Outlook <ul><li>Salary: Median—$37,172 per year </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Outlook: Very Good- strong growth in homeowner landscape sales </li></ul>
  12. 12. Landscape Architect <ul><li>About 21 percent of landscape architects are self-employed. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all States require landscape architects to be licensed, </li></ul><ul><li>Need a passing score on the Landscape Architect Registration Exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Good job opportunities are expected, but new graduates may face competition for jobs in the largest and most prestigious firms. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Landscape Architecture <ul><li>Plans and designs development of land areas </li></ul><ul><li>Compiles and analyzes data on such site conditions as: soil, vegetation, and rock features; drainage; and location of structures </li></ul><ul><li>Must consider environmental impact in development of landscaping plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for land development </li></ul><ul><li>Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with landscape specifications </li></ul>
  14. 14. Job Outlook <ul><li>Expected to continue to grow faster than average </li></ul><ul><li>Median annual income: $74,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Requires bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture </li></ul>