While large projects can come up from time to time, most landscape maintenance requires minimal physical labor. However, when it comes to landscaping as a profession, things get a little more difficult. Regularly gardening for 40 hours a week (or even part-time) can cause significant wear and tear on the body. It's a lot of hard work and you have to be okay spending a lot of cash for tools and material, and expect your client to get your money back quickly.
It involves working in the sun and, most of the time, on your knees, with dirt in one hand and sweat dripping down both eyebrows. It also requires creativity, dedication, persistence and a love for plants and the earth. The overwhelming majority of students graduating with degrees relevant to the landscape industry report no difficulty finding employment and solid compensation packages.