While large projects may come up from time to time, most landscape maintenance requires minimal physical work. However, when it comes to landscaping as a career, things get a little more difficult. Regular 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 with spending a lot of cash for tools and materials, and expect your customer to pay you back quickly.
Landscaping is both hard work and a good career. For those looking for a creative outlet that also allows you to work with your hands, this type of work can be extremely rewarding. There are those who may not find landscaping motivating, but most can find a position in this broad field. It involves working in the sun and, most often, on your knees with dirt in one hand and sweat dripping down both eyebrows.
It also requires creativity, dedication, persistence and love for plants and the earth. Sources of these feelings may be people's pressures, financial concerns, or perceived lack of time. All of these are common in the landscape industry, which is predominantly made up of freelancers and individual entrepreneurs, as well as micro-enterprises with a full-time staff of 6 people or less.