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Gardener

Company: Talons of Tuscany
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a passionate horticulturist/gardener to join our garden maintenance crew on a property located in Ankeny, IA.--This position is a full-time seasonal role maintaining both residential and commercial gardens and annual containers.Job Description:-Seasonal work starting in mid-March and ending mid-November/early December (weather dependent)-Spring cleanup of properties to include leaf/debris removal, cut back perennials, strip and top dress hardwood mulch-Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter annual container design, installation and container maintenance-Replacement planting of perennials, shrubs and trees-General maintenance of planting beds and annual containers: watering, deadheading, weeding, fertilizing, pruning and pest control-Shrub trimming-Hardscape installation (edging, landscape fabric, rock mulch)-Fall cleanup such as cut back perennials and removal of annualsPersonal Qualifications:-Positive attitude, trustworthy and strives to be their best every day-Excellent work ethic, pride in workmanship and high standards-Reliable and on time for work-Enjoys working outdoors-Ability to work independently, with others and to take direction from leaders-Strong communication skills, self-motivatedSkills, Education, and Experience:-Horticulture Degree (preferred, but not required)-Previous landscape maintenance or horticulture experience (1 year preferred)-Knowledge of plant identification, proper care and pruning-Knowledge of pest and weed identification, monitoring and proper eradication methods-Knowledge of basic gardening tools and proper care of toolsRequirements:-Ability to perform frequent bending, twisting, kneeling and squatting-Able to lift 45 to 60 pounds without overexertion (mulch & trees)-Must be able to work in all weather conditions (drizzle, summer heat and cold temps.)-Must have valid driver's license-Reliable transportation to and from work-Pass a background check and pre-employment drug screenHours:-30-40+ hours-Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm; Saturday mornings for watering annual containers-Hours may vary due to inclement weather (heavy rain, lighting, extreme heat)Pay Rate:We offer competitive wages based on experienceBenefits:-Health Insurance-Dental Insurance-Vision Insurance-Paid Time Off-Clothing allowance*Tobacco products and vaping not allowed on properties or in company vehicles Equal Opportunity Employer.

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