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Glut of Gardeners looking for work

Because of the very hot dry weather there seems to be a lot of gardeners who are out of work and looking for a job.

This morning I looked at my emails and found fourteen people had applied for a job over the weekend.

I supose that most of these people were involved in lawn operations, which seem pointless when the grass is parched brown.

As we are told that the weather in future years is going to be the same or hotter, then lawn mowing work is going to be hit hard.

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  • PRO

    Here in the North currently just topping lawns monthly but little growth unless its a paddock or similar area but dont know how this translates to lawn specialists in the South or elsewhere if on contracts their earnings should remain the same even if the grass has stopped growing , wages should still be getting paid but possibly lack of overtime . 

    Cost of living crisis and insight may encourage some lawn operatives to diversify into other areas such as garden maintenance hence your current interest .

    Not a lawn specialist so plenty of varied work to crack on with borders / hedges mainly . 

    Over the years though have discovered lack of lawn growth is usually temporary and the grass soon recovers its hard to predict the future pattern in reality , I find it weird we have record rainfall but somehow we fail to be able to harness the water in sufficient quantity to be able to ease drought conditions which lead to hosepipe bans .

    This year have never experienced such a demand for garden services and no longer advertise , people tell me they cannot find a gardener with availability anywhere but personally not in a position to take on any more work .

    Good though that you have lats of interest from applicants an encouraging sign .

  • LJN PRO

    Wow that's good - assume you're now fully staffed ? How's your lawn care operations doing down there during this drought?

  • In Northern Ireland im still doing fortnightly mowing 

  • PRO

    Could swap to pressure washing, but might get lynched for using a hosepipe!

  • PRO

    My house backs onto a playing field with two football pitches, the council have fenced off and reseeded the goal mouths, which currently seems to be extremely optimistic.

  • PRO

    In Lancashire nice green lawns here still growing as normal.

    I have a problem finding good reliable staff. Had one guy he lasted 4 days. He said gardening was hard so was stopping... 🤦‍♂️ ffs!! He hadn't done a hard day yet... 

  • PRO

    Please send them our way as we have no shortage of work for suitably qualified and experiencd people.

    • thats the problem.... getting someone "qualified" and/or experienced.   I tend to think that generally speaking,  if they're any good,they'll be working for themselves.

      • PRO

        I had a guy try out for me this week. Said he worked nearly 10 years as a gardener but still couldn't tell the difference between this years and last years grown on a hedge...where do you go from there!!!

  • PRO

    We have had a few in the last month ask us for work, not all of them experienced and/or qualified admittly but we found when we contacted most of them they never get back to us and we lined up an interview with one but he failed to show up or even let us know that he was not going to make it.....

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