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Landscapers and Landscaping

Landscaping is an art, and the landscaper is an artist in the plethora of plants, soils, water and rocks, as well as other natural features a landscaper applies to his work, are the paints and brushes with which they work their masterpiece.

Some of the specifications of a qualified landscapers credentials might be experienced in aquascape, which is installing and designing water systems to irrigate as well as contribute a beautiful aspect to a property’s landscape.
These skills can also be applied to the field of agriculture providing irrigation solutions to orchards, fields and farmland. Because the academic side of the practice is not as essential to landscaping success as the hard work and “artistic-eye” side of the profession, there are not many educational requirements for the job and skill is best qualified by previous experience.

What does a Landscaper do?

Landscaping is a huge field of professions with applications in agriculture, real estate, the private sector, entertainment and many more. The duties of a landscaper may be as humble as trimming leaves and perfecting an aesthetic appeal to designing complex irrigation system, creative water spectacles and even selecting and placing priceless works of outdoor art.

Landscapers have constructed the most pristine and well-manicured golf courses from Tokyo to Dubai. Landscapers are consulted in the construction of elaborate garden pools and patios. A retaining wall is a marvel of engineering, and a skilled landscaper will understand the dynamics involved.

Aquascape

Then there are extensive city beautification projects where city parks are transformed from the peaceful though mundane to fantastic and reality-bending urban jungles and mythical garden as you might see featured in the beautiful city of Pattaya, Thailand — for example.

On the smaller end of the landscaping industry, a landscaper may apply his expertise to planting and selling plants and flowers as well as offering services for gardening and other garden assistance like constructing a pond.
Because this line of work requires a small amount of equipment, but mostly a love for the outdoors, a desire to work and a passion for beauty, many landscaping professional exchanged their former careers for an exciting change of pace.

Where do Landscapers work?

You will find landscapers hard at work in backyards where they pull weeds trim trees and plant flowers, on the campus of a major corporation or university where they keep the foliage green and the shrubbery controlled.
The vast majority of landscapers are self-employed and depending on their accomplishments and experience have enjoyed impressive success and even international acclaim. The work is hard, though, and the hours are long; in some regions once winter rolls around work can be hard to find as well.
So despite the fresh air and sunshine and walking through the flowers with the sound of water gently lapping on the rocks — sounds pretty good— landscaping has its stress and concerns like any other job. But at least, you aren’t chained to a desk.