Why choose a career in landscape gardening?
By John Brennan, 20/10/2021
The daily grind of going to work is part and parcel of normal life. But many of us don’t feel fulfilled by what we do, with the majority of the country going to work out of pure necessity - to feed their families and keep a roof over their head. This can result in large swathes of the population doing jobs they don’t really enjoy, where menial and monotonous tasks are prevalent; jobs where the dreaded commute hardly seems worth waking up for.
At Yorkshire Gardens, we believe there’s one profession that certainly is worth waking up for: landscape gardening. It’s a career where no two days are the same and one that is sure to nurture your physical and mental health.
Escape the confines of the office
Sick of being stuck behind a desk all day? Then landscape gardening could be the perfect career for you. Rather than clocking into a stuffy office where your fingers only travel between mouse and keyboard, you can work outdoors, breathing in fresh air and feeling the soil between your fingers.
Working in an office can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, which long-term can double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. It’s estimated that adults should aim to take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week, and landscape gardening makes this target more than achievable. Mowing, trimming hedges and raking leaves will keep you moving throughout the day, and regular exercise is proven to help with mental health, so it’s a win-win.
Variety of work
Some jobs can make you feel like you’re going through the motions. Answering the same type of calls, sending the same email template, photocopying the same documents - it can all get a bit repetitive. When you’re in the garden, no two days are the same, and that’s the beauty of a career in landscaping. From laying down paving to painting fences and mowing lawns to planting flowers, no two gardens are the same, so there’s plenty of variety.
A rewarding career
There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a job through from inception to completion, knowing that you’ve done the majority of the work with your own hands and made your design for a space a reality. Also, while some trades, such as plumbers and electricians, are required to answer emergency call-outs over the weekend, a landscaper’s work is usually confined to the weekdays during reasonable hours. This means you’ll also enjoy a good work-life balance, as well as a fulfilling career.
If you’re interested in exploring a career in landscape gardening, contact us by filling out an enquiry form or by calling 0113 262 1214.