Landscape gardening contractors that provide design, installation, and maintenance services should hire experienced gardeners who know how to care for specific types of trees, flowers, vegetable plants, and shrubs. The companies usually rely on workers with fewer skills as well. This allows the contractors to provide a wide range of services at affordable prices.
The gardening experts working for landscape companies often have degrees from agricultural programs. These programs teach them about caring for many different types of plants that are commonly found in backyard flower beds.
An expertise in plant life requires close attention to detail and years of study. The professionals should know, for instance, what types of materials they can add to your bed's soil to encourage plant growth. They also need to learn what types of plants need full sun or shade, and how much water your home's sprinklers should give them.
If the landscape experts offer design services, then they might have also taken classes that taught them how to install edges, ponds, and lights to emphasize a property's beauty.
The lawn maintenance crews don't always have these levels of scientific experience. They need to know how to mow lawns, trim trees, and cut shrubs properly, but a company does not usually need all of its employees to hold degrees in backyard landscape design and home plant life. Because they have less experience, these landscape maintenance workers usually get paid lower salaries than the experts who design gardens. Working closely with a wide variety of plants, however, can prepare them for greater responsibility in the future.