Have you ever wondered what Landscapers do? A Landscaper is a person who create gardens, and other works of art on a piece of land. If you look in any book, or forum online you will find people who are Landscapers, some are very good at what they do, and some are not so good. Why is this? There are a few different types of Landscapers.
The first type of Landscaper, is someone who is an artist and creates beautiful gardens and other works of art on a piece of land. Some of the Landscapers that you will find and they have a style all their own. One type of Landscaper that is mostly known for his landscaping abilities, is Herbicide applicator Bill Dietz. He is also known for having created the TV show, “The Great Green Wall”, as well as several magazine articles on landscape design. Another great Landscaper, that lives out in the Pacific Northwest, is Phil Cooke. He is known for designing waterfalls and creating water parks, among other things.
The second type of Landscaper, that you may be interested in, is a Landscaper who specializes in a certain type of garden. This can be anything from, houseplants, trees, shrubs, lawns, and more. A landscaper who specializes in construction industry designs. There are many Landscapers that focus on construction, but there is one who almost single handedly creates scenic backyards. .
Now, for those of you who are interested in becoming a Landscaper, you have to obtain some sort of apprenticeship training. There are many Landscaper training programs, at colleges and trade schools. There are also many community colleges that offer Landscaping apprenticeship programs. The benefit of these programs are not only on-the-job training, but mentorship by experienced Landscapers. However, if you are just starting out, I suggest that you start with a Landscaper apprenticeship program, as it will save you money and you will be able to learn most everything there is to know about Landscaping, before you even get to become an established Landscaper.
Now, on to education, as mentioned earlier, Landscapers have to earn their licenses in order to work in the construction industry. The most common license that a landscaper holds is a Green Belt Landscaper License, which is actually required in order to work on a property. In addition to that, any Landscaper that works for a contractor must hold a Contractor’s License, which allows them to work on residential or commercial properties, without having to be licensed by the State Department of Licensing and Regulation. Basically, this type of Landscaper is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Landscaping, in addition to several years of experience working as an apprentice on projects within their field of expertise.
These are just a few of the average Landscaper salaries for the United States, however, if you look at the landscape design industry overall, it’s safe to say that a Landscaper with more education and experience tends to make much more money than those who only have a High School diploma. As with any occupation, Landscaper wages are influenced by the education, experience and geographic location. The best advice for future landscapers is to get some paid training and experience first.