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So I'm looking into landscaping and was wondering if it's all worth it ? I love out door work and thought i would try it out. Any tips on if I should try it
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Just make sure you find a good business to work for. I did landscaping for a couple years, wasn't too bad but the Owner of the company worked us into the ground. Moving like 2 ton of rock in 100 degree weather, or working like 13-16 hour days. Just make sure you are careful about where you go. Some companies out there are really good at keeping a good healthy balance but some also just are awful. Just make sure you hydrate and ask questions in the interview about the kind of work and days you should expect. Also, not sure if you are in the north but snow plowing can also take a huge toll on you. So be careful with that. I once spent 40 hours straight during and after a snowstorm plowing, only eating gas station food and sleeping in the truck for like 30 minutes at a time, so just be careful man. There are some things to really consider when looking into that field of work. Hope this helped a little bit (:
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It sounds like it would be a good fit for you, if you love outdoor work.

Of course it is physical and tiring work. You are out in the sun and moving around all day. So if you don't mind that, I would recommend it. In the past, I have done landscaping as a summer job. I'm my experience, it paid decently and was fun to be outside.
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ya they just over work you a lot specially if you are short on help which happens more so then never lol
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Gyp wrote Just make sure you find a good business to work for. I did landscaping for a couple years, wasn't too bad but the Owner of the company worked us into the ground. Moving like 2 ton of rock in 100 degree weather, or working like 13-16 hour days. Just make sure you are careful about where you go. Some companies out there are really good at keeping a good healthy balance but some also just are awful. Just make sure you hydrate and ask questions in the interview about the kind of work and days you should expect. Also, not sure if you are in the north but snow plowing can also take a huge toll on you. So be careful with that. I once spent 40 hours straight during and after a snowstorm plowing, only eating gas station food and sleeping in the truck for like 30 minutes at a time, so just be careful man. There are some things to really consider when looking into that field of work. Hope this helped a little bit (:


This pretty much sums it up, I've done years of landscaping before I made a move to another career, the hours are long, the job is physically exhausting and the money is mediocre. There are also different kinds of landscaping. I wouldn't do maintenance and I'd try to find a job doing residential/ commercial new builds. (Ie retaining walls, patio stones, SOD, that kind of thing.) My 2c
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i install fences and being in the heat or freezing cold is not it my guy
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If you love hard work & outdoors man, great job for that. I did landscaping for about 2 years, i live in arizona where temp is 110-125 daily in the summer & its almost unbearable, but if you got some decent weather you can handle. Or maybe starting up your own landscaping , better pay and you get the full experience
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I use to lay sod and weedeat it's a pretty decent pay you're your own boss set your own pay rate and hours if you have the equipment
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I run a Family Lawncare and landscape business in Ohio, if you have any questions just dm me and ill try my best to get you answers.
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It's like a hit or miss! Make sure you go to very "rich" neighborhoods
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