Parks and Gardens Maintenance Planner
Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for parks, gardens and grounds maintenance staff.
Jobs should only be undertaken when ground and weather conditions are suitable and will vary according to location and may vary significantly from year to year. While the year nicely divides into 12 months, activities often overlap.
Careful preparation is essential for anyone moving from a full-time job to being self-employed, says Alan Sargent.
Selecting the most appropriate equipment for the job is key to getting the best result and there are plenty of new options, Sally Drury finds
Working for the owners of a private estate, a head gardener is responsible for the year-round management of the estate's garden.
Parks have become more of a focal point for local communities than ever before. For this reason, a parks manager is like the park's guardian.