Gardener (General)

Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

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    Overview

    Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

    Day-to-day

    • prepares and maintains seedbeds and growing sites
    • propagates and plants trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
    • prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and laying instant turf
    • maintains planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
    • prunes trees and hedges, and installs plant support and protection devices
    • constructs gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
    • examines trees to asses their condition and determine treatment
    • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain or handsaws
    • sprays and dusts plants and trees to control insects and disease, and fells diseased trees.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

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