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We are a small, local landscaping, nursery and retail business in Howard County, focusing on native plantings and plant care with ecologically conscious practices. We maintain landscapes through hand weeding, pruning, edging and mulching (we do not offer lawn care services). We also install various types of landscapes as well as some natural style hardscaping such as flagstone paths, dry laid flagstone patios and small fieldstone stacked walls. Some of the types of landscapes we install include pollinator/wildlife gardens, woodland gardens, rain gardens and conservation landscapes. Additionally, we run a native plant nursery and a nature inspired, garden and goods store.

 

Open positions include:

  • Landscape Crew Members
  • Plant Care Associate

See below for more information about each position


2023 Landscape Crew- Installation/Maintenance Landscaper (beginning in late February)

This is a full-time 40 hour/week position. The hours are Monday thru Thursday from 7AM-5PM, with occasional Friday hours for weather make-up days. This position offers a salary range of $16-$19/hour (dependent upon experience), including benefits.

Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent (required)
  • Driver’s license (required)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and work in various weather conditions (required)
  • General landscaping experience (preferred)
  • Horticulture field experience (preferred)
  • Horticulture education (preferred)
  • Trailer and large truck driving experience/ability to train (preferred)
  • CBLP (desirable)

We are currently seeking candidates who share our ideals and company values to fill maintenance and installation crew positions. Ideal applicants are professional, team players who possess a horticulture background either through experience or education and have general, working knowledge of plants and landscaping.  Candidates must be punctual, dependable and possess a positive attitude.

Although previous horticulture experience or education is preferred, we will consider all candidates and can train the right individual.

General Crew Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing a high standard of customer service at all times
  • Following the direction of crew leaders for maintaining and installing landscapes
  • Weeding existing gardens
  • Pruning as needed
  • Edging and mulching
  • Clearing vegetation and sod removal for new garden installations
  • Planting and transplanting of trees, shrubs and perennials in existing or new landscapes
  • Use and care of necessary hand tools (provided upon hire) and light machinery used for maintaining and installing landscapes
  • Limited hardscaping duties

Benefits (after 60 days of employment) include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (50% paid by employer)
  • Paid Holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
  • Six Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Birthday
  • 2 Seasonal Bonuses, Year End Bonus and Install Bonuses
  • Retirement Plan

Additional Benefits include:

  • Employee discount in our retail store
  • Wholesale pricing on nursery plants
  • Continuing education assistance
  • 10 weeks of Unemployment Insurance for those returning the following season
  • Phone Use Stipend (when applicable)

Please email (laurensgardens@gmail.com) and attach your application and resume (required) and cover letter (optional) along with 3 professional references (required).

2023 Landscape Crew Application


2023 Plant Care Associate (beginning in early April)

This is a part-time, seasonal position. The hours are Wednesday thru Friday 7am-9am and Saturday 9am-11am (9am-3pm in April, May and part of June), additional hours for back-up coverage as needed, from early of April through end of September.  This position offers a salary range of $13.50-$15/hour (dependent upon experience).

Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent (required)
  • A working knowledge of native plants, their preferred site conditions and basic gardening skills (required)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and work in various weather conditions (required)
  • Driver’s license (preferred)
  • Horticulture experience or education (desirable)
  • CBLP (desirable)

We are currently seeking candidates who share our ideals and company values to fill our plant care associate position. Ideal applicants are professional, team players who possess a general, working knowledge of native plants and gardening.  Candidates must be punctual, dependable and possess a positive attitude.  

General Nursery Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing a high standard of customer service at all times
  • Waters nursery plants, client hold section plants, and containers/gardens on property
  • Moves and organizes plants
  • Helps customers visiting the nursery with plant selections and moving purchases to their car
  • Weeds pots, fixes signage, arranges plants
  • Helps customers select and pay for plants
  • Organizes the nursery area
  • Helps cover our retail store, Cultivate, as needed

Benefits include:

  • Employee discount in our retail store
  • Wholesale pricing on nursery plants

Please email (laurensgardens@gmail.com) and attach your application and resume (required) and cover letter (optional) along with 3 professional references (required).

2023 Nursery Application