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Pros And Cons

If you already have an interest in gardening, an occupation in this industry would allow you to practice what you love. And the longer you stay in a gardening profession, the more you will learn. Being able to work at a job that you truly enjoy is a wonderful thing.

Jobs in this industry are plentiful and available all over the country. Wherever there are lawns that need mowing, or flowers that need to be planted, there are opportunities to get work.

One of the downsides of this industry is that there isn't much work during the winter months. Opportunities abound when plants are flourishing, but in the cold of winter, most plants don't grow. That means you'll either have to find temporary employment during the “dry spells,” head to warmer climates, or make sure you've worked enough during the nice weather to make sufficient money to carry you through the winter.

Gardening is hard work. The work is usually outdoors, sometimes in very warm weather. Also, this work requires a lot of physical exertion. It is not uncommon to be expected to bend down often and carry heavy equipment. But it is a small price to pay for a career that you love.

Did You Know?

Plants need water to grow, right? But did you know that there are some plants, called aquatic plants, that live completely under water? Plants usually get the carbon dioxide they need from the air. So how do aquatic plants thrive under water? These plants don't need air to live because they get the oxygen and food they need from the surrounding water and from photosynthesis, which is the act of turning water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight into carbohydrates and oxygen. The people who care for these plants are called aquatic gardeners. To find out more about aquatic gardening, visit the Aquatic Gardeners Association online: http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org.

Fun Fact

You may think that soil is an essential part of gardening. But that's not necessarily true! Hydroponic gardening is the act of growing plants without using soil. Experts claim that plants grown hydroponically will grow 30 to 50 percent more quickly. So how is it done? Hydroponic gardening requires no soil, but instead, water and nutrients are delivered to the plant. These extra nutrients help the plant to flourish. The lack of soil ensures fewer diseases and fewer bugs. This method of gardening has been called the wave of the future.

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