Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers

Role Responsibilities

  • Monitoring market activity and conditions determining kinds and amounts of vegetables, horticultural and nursery products to be grown and planning and coordinating production accordingly
  • Preparing land by conditioning soil, levelling ground and installing and operating irrigation and drainage systems
  • Planting trees, hedges, garden plants and grass
  • Pruning and trimming trees, shrubs and hedges, installing plant supports and protection, and rolling, mowing, aerating and edging lawns
  • Constructing features and facilities within gardens, such as paths or paved areas, walls, rockeries, garden beds, ponds and water features, sheds and fences
  • Checking the health of plants and trees, identifying and treating weeds, pests and diseases, and applying mulch and fertilizers
  • Producing saplings, bulbs and seeds and raising plants from seeds or cuttings
  • Harvesting crops, inspecting, cleaning, grading, packaging, storing and loading products for sale or delivery to market
  • Maintaining buildings, greenhouses and other structures, equipment and water supply systems
  • Storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • Promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of activities and transactions
  • Training and supervising workers in production, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors

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