Nursery Worker – Michael Hill

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Day in the life of
Nursery Worker – Michael Hill

Michael Hill
Nursery Worker

I have more than 10 years of experience working in a nursery.

My day typically starts with me watering the plants in the nursery. After that, if there’s any new plant to be planted I have to create the soil fertilized & get every required task done to plant the trees. It usually takes place in the morning. We have a group discussion every morning with every gardener & divide our tasks.

After that, I have to check for plants that need extra attention or have any issues. I take notes if there’s anything unusual or out of the ordinary in the plants. I have to sow grass seeds daily or sometimes plant grass. I have to dig holes very often & plant new trees & clear the seedbeds. I also have to maintain a very close eye on the temperature & humidity of the nursery & adjust them accordingly.

Later in the day I trim down extra brunches or leaves & keep them in a nice shape. If we are expecting any delivery I have to take care of them as well. I water the plants again later in the afternoon.

In the evening I double-check everything & make sure everything is going as usual.

That’s pretty much it for my typical day at the nursery.

Pros

You are always surrounded by beautiful plants & flowers. You get to work in a healthy & pollution free environment. There’s not too much stress or mental pressure. if you love trees/flowers you won’t feel as if you are in a job.

Cons

The salary isn’t too attractive. Requires physical work more than typical jobs & can be exhausting sometimes. Have to work long hours & have to cover multiple roles.

Michael Hill
Michael has over 10 years of experience working in a nursery. He also has his own gardening website GardenGuidepost.com.

Michael Hill
Nursery Worker

Nursery Workers

work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

Salary: $30140
Salary Rank: D
Education: No degree required
Becoming One: Easy
Job Satisfaction: Low
Job Growth: Declining
Suitable Personality: The Builder