The coronavirus pandemic has put thousands of people out of work. British firms reportedly cut more than 139,000 jobs in June 2020, and new vacancies are few and far between. Employers in all sectors are tightening the belt right now, and certain industries - such as travel and live entertainment - have all but ground to a halt.
If you've recently been made redundant and there are no other roles available in your field of expertise, you may be wondering what on earth you're supposed to do now. One option is to retrain and switch to a different line of work - in fact, this could be an opportunity for you to carve out a more rewarding life for yourself.
Considering a career in lawn care?
Lawn care is a fantastic career path that comes with lots of perks. You get to work outdoors, your services are in demand every year, and you can even be your own boss if you're so inclined.
Here at Lawn & Weed Expert, we offer a comprehensive lawn care training programme to help you learn the essential skills and get your lawn maintenance career up and running. You will be taught by lawn care specialists with many years of experience, and we can even help you to source the right tools and equipment.
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Professional lawn care - job description
Whether you start your own lawn care business or get a job working for somebody else, your duties are likely to include:
- Applying seasonal lawn feeds
- Removing moss, weeds and thatch
- Laying fresh turf
- Aeration (spiking holes in the lawn to improve drainage)
- Getting rid of pests
- Lawn disease control
- Overseeding and top dressing
To learn more about the services you'll be expected to provide, take a look at our own list of specialist lawn treatments.
We can help you to get started!
If you're looking to retrain after redundancy, call Lawn & Weed Expert on 0800 111 4958 and we'll book you onto one of our lawn care training courses.
You'll train with us in South Wales, and once you're ready to strike out on your own, we'll continue to support you as your new lawn maintenance business takes its first steps on the path to success. Our only condition is that you must not operate within 50 miles of Lawn & Weed Expert.
How to Start Your Lawn Care Business