A gardener provides services similar to a landscaper, but on a smaller scale. A gardener’s job, essentially, is to care for plants. Some people garden as a hobby, while others, such as landscape gardeners or groundskeepers, garden for a living. Gardeners are hired by individuals, as well as businesses, apartment complexes and parks to care for plants, trees and shrubs.
Many gardeners work on an individual basis. Find gardeners in your area by seeking referrals from friends, family and associates. Be sure to interview potential candidates thoroughly, and view some of their work if possible. When hiring a gardener, it is important to ask about their experience and inquire as to their education.