Profession garden labourer
Garden labourers perform simple and routine tasks in operations to cultivate and maintain trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants in parks and private gardens, to produce saplings, bulbs and seeds, or grow vegetables and flowers by intensive cultivation techniques.
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- Realistic / Conventional
Related professions horticulture, gardening
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- Greenkeeper sports grounds
- Head groundsman
- Horticultural grower
- Horticultural technician
- Horticultural worker
- Landscape architect
- Watering principles
Methods, principles and systems for supplying water to land or crops by means of pipes, sprinklers, ditches or streams.
- Plant species
The variety of plants, trees and shrubs and their special characteristics.
- Pest control in plants
Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.
- Soil structure
Diversity of soil elements and types of soil in relation to plant growth.
- Plant propagation
Types of different propagation methods, materials and seeds and their criteria for health and quality.
- Propagate plants
Carry out propagation activities by appling appropriate propagation methods such as grafted cutting propagation or generative propagation considering the plant type. Carry out propagation control considering the required terms and conditions for specific plant type.
- Grow plants
Carry out plant growing activities. Carry out grow control considering the required terms and conditions for specific plant type.
- Maintain turf and grass
Establish and maintain fine turf, grassed fields, and synthetic surfaces for sports events. Ensure a pleasant appearance of the property grounds.
- Plant green plants
Plant seeds manually or by using ground equipment.
- Prepare the ground
Prepare the ground for laying turf or seeding by clearing the area, choosing the optimal soil, choosing the ground deepness and the appropriate fertilisers.
- Nurse plants
Determine the need for nursing activities and carry out nursing by cultivating, maintaining, watering and spraying the plants and trees manually or using appropriate equipment, taking into account the plant species and following safety requirements.
- Maintain ground
Mow grass, rake leaves, and remove fallen limbs and trash. Remove weeds from landscapes in parks, greenways and other properties. Maintain the grounds and landscapes of private clients and businesses. Perform maintenance such as fertilising; spraying for weed and pest controls; planting, pruning and removing trees and shrubs; mow, trim, edge, cut and clean up uncontrolled weeds.
- Prepare planting area
Prepare planting area and soil for planting by for example fertilising, mulching by hand or using mechanical tools or machinery; prepare seeds and plants for sowing and planting by enuring the quality of seed and plants.Sow and plant by hand, using mechanical tools or machinery and in accordance with national legislation.
- Use gardening equipment
Use gardening equipment such as clippers, sprayers, mowers, chainsaws, complying to health and safety regulations.
- Operate turf management equipment
Operate turf management equipment like hedge cutters, mowers and strimmers.
- Prepare sites for planting of grass
Prepare lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf.
- Prepare planting area for planting
Prepare planting area and soil for planting by fertilising, mulching and performing weed control. Take the conditions of the area, soil and plant type into account.
- Work in outdoor conditions
Can cope with the different climate conditions such as heat, rain, cold or in strong wind.
- Handling chemical products for soil and plants
Handling chemical products for soil and plants includes cleaning the equipment used for spreading and spraying, mixing of chemicals, preparing pesticides and herbicides for spraying, preparing fertilisers for spreading.
- Maintain plants' growth
Support growth, appearance and intended purpose of the plants.
- Prune plants
Carry out pruning with relevant tools, related to the different purposes like maintenance pruning, pruning for growth, pruning for fruiting, debudding and volume reduction.
- Plant according to guidelines
Plant according to guidelines including digging, staking and maintenance.
- Perform hand pruning
Efficiently perform hand pruning by using specific pruning tools like shears, lopping shears, saw, a small pocket scale to weigh the pruned material, and twine.
- Maintain plant health
Manage and support overall plant health. Practice sustainable gardening techniques and integrated pest management in gardens both outdoor and indoor.
- Prune hedges and trees
Cut and prune trees and hedges in ornemental forms, considering botanical and esthetical aspects.
- Maintain plant soil nutrition
Manage and support overall soil nutrition. Practice sustainable gardening techniques and integrated pest management in gardens both outdoor and indoor.