How to become a gardener?
Do you feel good when you're out in the green? Do you like to grow plants? Do you enjoy seeing small sprouts turn into large viable plants and are you interested in how to give flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables the best growing conditions? Then you should consider becoming a gardener . It is a job where you have to know a lot about plants, sales, marketing and technology, but at the same time it is a practical job where you have to be fresh on a little bit of each.
The gardener's work
Being a gardener is a varied work. A working day can offer many different tasks. But typically a gardener will work with:
- Planting of plants
- Planting of land
- Care, watering and fertilizing of plants, lawns and shrubs
- Cutting of bushes, trees, hedges, etc.
- Cultivation of greenhouse plans or plants in other so-called controlled environments
- Care of green areas - demolition, cleaning up, etc.
- Customer advice on plans, trees, shrubs and flowers
- Marketing and sale of plants, trees and flowers
When you take the gardener training you specialize in the areas: nursery, nursery and greenhouse. Depending on your specialty, you can be hired in a horticulture, garden center or nursery. You can also get employment with the municipality or at a church or become an independent gardener.
How is the education going?
Anyone can call themselves a gardener if they deal with plants and have full time gardener work. It is not a so-called protected title. However, if you have a serious job in the horticultural profession, you are best helped with a training in the back pocket. To become a trained gardener you must:
- Have completed 9th grade or 10th grade
- Then, apply to a business school that offers the horticultural education
- The training takes 4 ½ years and takes place both at school and in internship. One alternates between the two through education
- You must choose one of the three previously mentioned specialties after the basic course of the program. You can choose from:
- Here you should like to advise clients on the care and care of plants. You must have a thorough knowledge of gardening, machinery and tools for the garden. You will also work with sales, purchasing and marketing.
- Here it is more the production of plants. It can be the production of shrubs and trees for parks and forests, flowers and other plants for horticulture or vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes.
- Greenhouse Gardener. The work is mainly done here in connection with the large greenhouses that produce plants and flowers. This will include some knowledge of engineering and electronics in order to be able to control the production machines, irrigation and fertilizer systems, etc.
Once you have completed the program, you can earn well and qualitatively the exciting gardener jobs that appeal to you.
There is also something called landscaping - what is it?
Maybe you have been confused that there is something called a gardener and a gardener - because what is the difference? The difference is that a gardener, as described above, concentrates exclusively on the plants. A gardener therefore does not undertake to build a garden, lay tiles and paving etc. Landscaping works include some creativity, as in addition to pruning, planting and sowing, you need to work on the actual design of a terrain - planting prayers, laying tile in walkways and driveways, preparing wooden structures and terraces in connection with landscaping, building walls and fences and construction of garden ponds and fountains.
The gardener uses the plants in the plants, but also works with materials such as stone and wood. It is important that as a gardener you can see what is aesthetically appealing - what materials and plants play well together and make good compositions that work both practically and aesthetically.