Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardener

Landscape Gardeners plant, cultivate, maintain, plan and construct parks, gardens and landscapes, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

Landscape Gardener

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,078

Where you could work:

Gold Coast Local Council, Parks and Gardens, Sports Arenas and Golf Clubs

Landscape Gardeners do the following tasks:

  • Preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • Propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • Preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • Maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • Pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • Preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • Setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • Constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • Examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • Lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
  • Spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease, and felling diseased trees