Gardeners help growing different types of plants in the garden, maintain the garden by keeping away bugs and other pests from the plants and flowers and by keeping the soil healthy and moist by using the right fertilizers. They keep the garden clean by trimming the grass and cleaning fallen leaves. A gardener can also offer indoor gardening serviced like living walls in offices and residential buildings to increase the aesthetic look of the buildings. A lot of restaurants also hire gardening services to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
Brisbane gardeners has a basic training in the field of horticulture and so can aid in looking after the garden better than amateur beginners which is why he is more likely to be hired by customers. A gardener should be insured to cover accidental property damage. Accidental damage is often worth more than the average wage of a gardener. Thus, having insurance would cover him as well as earn the trust of customers. Residential buildings often hire gardeners who are from the locale itself. This provides a negotiable and flexible gardening schedule. Also, local small gardening services are not only affordable but also customer friendly. Commercial buildings hire large garden maintenance firms on contractual basis. The minimum wage in this case is very high.
In addition to being insured, it is advisable for a gardener to have a proper van with his logo printed on it to carry his equipments. This gives him a brand and makes the customers feel comfortable while hiring him. For the same reason mentioned above he should have a uniform along with the logo imprinted. He should be easily accessible, and so he must keep his contact options open for the customers in order to increase his business. A service provider who holds legitimate licences for his equipments and services is always easier to trust. He must decide the type of service he wants to offer. He should choose whether his service would be just maintenance or everything including starting a garden, planning the decoration, tree planting accordingly, using fertilizers for healthy soil and even cleaning the garden. Maintaining a garden also includes watering the plants regularly in an optimum amount, weeding the garden, removing faded flowers and sowing crops to cover any empty spot in the garden.
Some gardeners specialize in garden designing. They focus on the plan and layout of the garden by assessing the soil quality and weather and decide the right species of plant for that particular geological and ecological condition. There are several different themes to choose from in gardening like wildlife, butterfly, perennial, tropical, Japanese or shade gardens. Gardening also includes designing private gardens like residential gardens and also public places like parks and parkways. In addition to designing and maintenance of a garden, they may also advice and supervise during the construction of a garden.
A professional in this case, can also maintain his own nursery and grow plants to sell. He can design a retail nursery to sell plants to the general public or a wholesale nursery to sell bulks of plants at a time. Designing and maintaining a nursery is challenging and labour intensive, but surely holds a promising career for someone who is passionate about gardening.