The general laborer performs manual labor to assist in the upkeep, stocking and fulfillment of customer orders in the landscape nursery. Must be comfortable working in the freshest air on earth; in sunny, hot, dry and maybe dusty conditions; able to follow specific instructions; work in a team environment; and be in good physical condition (repeated lifting and pulling), surrounded by beautiful plants and trees all day, every day!
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Maintaining, pruning, raking, thinning, weeding, transplanting, watering, shipping and loading trees and plants in a retail nursery environment in full view of customers, using hand tools and gardening tools.
General duties around the nursery as they relate to the upkeep of the nursery.
Removing and pruning trees, dragging limbs, clearing debris, raking, and cleaning up retail nursery
Maintaining and operating various equipment and vehicles in a safe, clean, professional manner.
Hauling and mixing topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, and other materials to condition soil, using hand tools.
Digging, raking, and screening soil and filling buckets and boxes to prepare them for planting.
Learning and performing proper pruning skills and merchandising of plants and products.
Learning and performing proper watering, fertilizing, spraying & maintence of boxed plants.
Sprays, weeds, and waters plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools
Moves containerized shrubs, plants, and trees manually or with equipment.
Load and unload semi-trailers, flatbed trucks, and customer vehicles.
Learning and following all safety protocols and procedures for a retail nursery.
Utilizing all required personal protective equipment.
Communicating effectively with nursery staff, guests, management, etc.
Contribute to training new Moonies as directed and/or needed
Performing other duties and tasks as assigned.