How to become a Garden Landscaper

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: October 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Garden landscapers develop and maintain outdoor spaces using hard and soft landscaping techniques. Hard landscaping includes block paving, fencing, decking, patios, pergolas, water features and other ornamental structures. Soft landscaping involves preparing ground, advising clients on suitable plants and shrubs and carrying out planting. Some garden landscapers also provide design or project management services and carry out maintenance work on previous projects.

The wide range of services offered by most garden landscapers means that they typically use subcontractors to carry out different elements of a landscaping project, such as fencing or block paving. Garden landscapers typically provide services for private and commercial clients and public sector organisations.

Landscapers are subject to a considerable amount of legislation relating to health and safety, waste disposal and the storage and use of pesticides.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a gardening landscaping service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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