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Top 35 Landscaping Interview Questions

Question 1 of 35
Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?
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Question 2 of 35
Do you have experience working with little to no supervision?
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In the workplace, there is a delicate balance between being independent and working well in a team. As someone who works well independently, you will need to be able to self-manage. This means you can make good judgments and decisions on your own, without having to ask for help. Of course, there will be times when you need assistance or support from your boss or team. However, you want to show that you can be trusted to get your work done and communicate when you need help. Give an example of a time when you were trusted to handle a project for you to complete on your own. Explain how you were able to meet the deadline and complete the tasks required of you. If you needed help from the team, talk about how you all worked together or how you learned to delegate tasks to others, communicating what you needed from them along the way.
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Question 3 of 35
How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?
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"If I thought I might be late, I would first check to see if I could take a different route to work. I always leave myself extra time to get to work and get settled, and this has helped prevent me from being late in the past. I would definitely call my boss to let him know and also explain that I would be willing to skip my lunch or stay late to make up for the time. It can be frustrating when your car breaks down or if you get into traffic due to bad weather, but I stay calm and communicate with my team so they know when to expect me at work and that I am doing my best to arrive on time."
"If I thought I might be late, I would first check to see if I could take a different route to work. I always leave myself extra time to get to work and get settled, and this has helped prevent me from being late in the past. I would definitely call my boss to let him know and also explain that I would be willing to skip my lunch or stay late to make up for the time. It can be frustrating when your car breaks down or if you get into traffic due to bad weather, but I stay calm and communicate with my team so they know when to expect me at work and that I am doing my best to arrive on time." The interviewer wants to hear that you are reliable and can be depended on to arrive on time. They understand that life happens, and they want to hear how you will handle it. Show that you are responsible and that you can communicate with your team about any changes that might occur in your daily schedule due to unexpected circumstances.
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Question 4 of 35
How do you adapt to changes at work?
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When you are working with a team to satisfy customer needs, things can change quickly on the job! Your customer may have asked for one thing, but later change their minds. You will need to be able to relax and learn to expect changes. Your schedule could change to accommodate a customer demanding that a project is finished a week early, requiring you to work longer hours. You could have to dig up plants that your customer specifically requested because they decided they wanted something different instead. Your boss may also ask you to take on more responsibility, requesting you lead the team while he is on vacation. Whatever the case may be, share that you stay positive and calm. You can adjust to any changes or obstacles that get thrown in your path.
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Question 5 of 35
How would your previous employer describe you?
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"My old boss would say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. My last job was working in construction, and my boss always complimented me on the consistency in my work and my attention to detail. I was also good at anticipating problems before they became an issue, taking a proactive approach to my work at all times."
"My old boss would say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. My last job was working in construction, and my boss always complimented me on the consistency in my work and my attention to detail. I was also good at anticipating problems before they became an issue, taking a proactive approach to my work at all times." Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics the interviewer will find most valuable, reviewing the job description if you need ideas. Consider sharing an example of each of these traits in action!
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Question 6 of 35
Why do you want to work for our landscaping team?
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Question 7 of 35
Do you have experience with basic lawn care, like weeding and tree trimming?
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Question 8 of 35
Have you worked for any well known landscaping companies in the past?
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Question 9 of 35
Tell me about any training or education you have in landscaping.
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Question 10 of 35
How did you obtain your general knowledge of landscaping? How do you keep up on current trends?
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Question 11 of 35
What was the toughest job you've done in the past?
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Question 12 of 35
How do you incorporate elements of design into your planning?
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Question 13 of 35
What was your most successful design project? Why do you believe it was successful?
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Question 14 of 35
Tell me about your landscaping experience.
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Question 15 of 35
What are your career goals?
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Question 16 of 35
Do you have any experience designing your own projects?
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Question 17 of 35
What are your strengths?
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Question 18 of 35
What do you dislike about landscaping?
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Question 19 of 35
Tell me about a time when you received negative feedback.
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Question 20 of 35
Give me some examples of your past work.
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Question 21 of 35
If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
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Question 22 of 35
Do you have any mulching experience?
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Question 23 of 35
What was the toughest situation you've had designing a project?
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Question 24 of 35
Are you familiar with a variety of botanical terms?
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Question 25 of 35
Are you a team player?
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Question 26 of 35
Give me an example of your attention to detail.
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Question 27 of 35
What experience do you have in landscape architect?
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Question 28 of 35
Are you willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays, if needed?
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Question 29 of 35
Tell me about a time when you worked with a team to accomplish a project. What were some of the challenges?
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Question 30 of 35
Tell me about a time when you experienced a conflict with a coworker.
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Question 31 of 35
Do you know how to stripe a lawn? Do you consider yourself good at it?
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Question 32 of 35
What goes into your decision when pairing plants together?
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Question 33 of 35
What types of projects could you see yourself enjoy working on a large scale or small scale?
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Question 34 of 35
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to exceed client expectations.
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Question 35 of 35
How do you stay motivated?
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Question 1 of 35
Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?
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This is what motives me.
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Yes, just imagining.
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I think that would be the most exiting part, to imagine how would it looks.
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Yes I like to visualize what the product will look like so I can see the progress I am making.
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I have the ability to see the finished product in a sense. I always have an idea in my head of how something should look before its done. Which helps you prepare working on the product.
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Yes. I try to design the garden in my head and think on the finished product. To help with this I would look at other real world examples.
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Yes, whenever I'm approaching the area that I am about to work on, I have the ability to imagine in my head what the finished product should look like. I work using that image in my head, and I aim to ensure that area looks as good as possible, and I will not move on until it meets my highest expectations.
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Yes. I am a very visual person and have the ability to see things from start to finish.
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Yes, the design is enough.
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Yes! I love using my imagination whenever possible. I've always enjoys arts and creating things so I'm accustomed to seeing things completed in my mind's eye.
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Yes, simply by imagining.
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Yes I can conceptualise the end result.
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Usually yes. Sometimes I need to research to get a better grasp of the scope.
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Yes, I like to plan out each step to see what the end result will be.
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Yes I have the ability to roughly see what the design of the finished product will look like.
Question 2 of 35
Do you have experience working with little to no supervision?
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I can work with little or no supervision. I organise my work, deciding what it most important taking account of my time restraints and who set me the work. I use electronic and paper diaries and a set of trays labelled 'very urgent, 'urgent to be completed today' and 'can safely be left for another day'. Also any work that arrives during the day is sorted accordingly.
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I can work without supervision.
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Yes, I am self motivated and can carry tasks to completion.
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After a little bit of training and knowledge of the job at hand. I would have no problems staying self motivated and getting the task at hand done correctly and efficiently.
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Yes I can work without supervision.
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I can work without supervision.
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Yes I can work with supervision, it can improve my work abilities.
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Yes I am a self-control person.
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Absolutlely. I fill confortable to complete work on myown as far as I know all specification.
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Yes. I'm capable to work independently and in a team. When I was at OSU, some of my studio courses were in teams of 2 to 3 people. We thought of the concept and plan together then delegated work to individuals and worked by ourselves. Also when I was interning at the WI DNR state parks, I worked independently with guidance from my coordinator and in house specialists when I had questions.
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Yes I can work unsupervised no problems, I am very self motivated.
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Yes, I have the discipline to get my jobs done without supervision.
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I can work very well with a little bit of supervision but I also work even better without no supervision because I am a fast learner.
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Yes, I'm very comfortable working alone. Often times my supervisors had other jobs and things to take care of, and they would leave me in charge. After 10 plus years of experience, I became very capable of running the show alone, or even stepping in as a supervisor.
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Whether supervision is present or not my work is something I take seriously and have a stron sense of pride in my work.
Question 3 of 35
How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?
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Not in the last 3 years of my work history, And prior to that my tardiness was due to car troubles or other minor causes.
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Yes, my motorcycle broke down.
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No,I try my best prepare early to avoid the traffic and other emergency situation.
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It only happend when unpredicted traffic apierce on road.
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I'm a very punctual person and the only reason I would be late for work is when I am in serious trouble such as having a car problems, and due to weather and climate conditions.
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Occasionally I am normally very punctual though.
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No I have never had a job before but I am very dedicated to getting this job and working hard.
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Yes, I have been late for work.
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No, punctuality is one of my pet peeves. I'll always arrive before work starts to give myself more than enough time to prepare and organize everything for the work day. Whenever an employee is late, it sets back everyone else's day. You never wanna be held responsible for stealing peoples time!
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We all have but it is not a habit im very punctual.
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In my life working, it has only been 2 times that I have.
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Yes but I have always followed the rules of my supervisor to notify the correct people.
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I have not been late for work.
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2-3 times winter condidtions.
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I usually like to be 10 or 15 mins early to work to leave time for some unforeseen circumstances. Once or twice I have been caught in traffic and been late.
Question 4 of 35
How do you adapt to changes at work?
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Iike to hear other poeples point of views.
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Yes I enjoy meeting new people and working as a team to get something done.
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Yes, I really enjoy with team work.
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Everyone has different personality, so I willing to learn from them and well adaption to work with the,
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I am a very social person, it comes easly for me to find myself in team and fulfill my duties. I believe that good communication among team members or it lack is factor determining safety efficiency and success.
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I am a team player. I am capable of being flexible with people and their ideas. I also have great interpersonal skills which helps me get along with most people as well as a friendly personality with a positive attitude.
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Yes I am very easy going and can get along with everybody.
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Yes, I find motivation in people, and have worked with teams for a long time now.
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Yes in work very well with others.
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Yes, I can work well with others and can take instruction. I have the confidence to give my input to a situation in order to help.
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I could given the opportunity.
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Yes, I love working with teams. I love getting to know people and it helps with getting certain jobs done faster when needed.
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Ive worked with special education students for 18 years. You never know what the day/hour/minute will bring.
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I adapt very well to try and help the team to go smoothly and make easier for everybody else as well as my self.
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Yes I adapt well to my team im working with im a very easy going person.
Question 5 of 35
How would your previous employer describe you?
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No not really! I don't think?? uummm.
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Yes, I have had no discrepences working for my past employers and continute to have relationships with them.
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Yes, my employer would likely be pleased with my creativity, focus, and ability to work on individual and team projects to achieve departmental goals.
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I will have to say yes. All my previous jobs the employer and management team enjoyed working with me. They would credit my work ethic and how well and efficient I perform.
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I don't know. I've been a stay at home mom for 8 years.
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I do not have experience of working but I am willing to seek the experience I need for this job.
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Yes, she respects me and I respect her. She can depend on me to get things done when she asks or when shes not around.
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I would like think so but to be very honest someone can say a positive thing about me but yet be negative without me being present but overall I wold say yes.
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Overall yes. There were some challenges because of the store policies and how they dealt with people making mistakes.
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Yes my previous employers and I share a good relationship til this day.
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I feel they would. I had a great working relationship with my boss and always did what they expected of me and got the job done.
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Yes he would i'm very dependent.
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Yes I do because I was a great canidate for my job postion.
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I have hobby not profesion.
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I'm sure he would, however, is he now decesed.
Question 6 of 35
Why do you want to work for our landscaping team?
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YES. I have creative visulization of a finishished project that helps me complete my goal.
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I want and this is my hubby to looking beuatiful viewing, and also to araingne a plants and flowers and to planting a bermuda grass.
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Creatability of the company location and the potential to move up within the company.
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First I want to apply my knowledge and help the team.
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I interest landscaping, work on team and exprience.
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I think landscaping is very relaxing.
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I like team work, I can learning others.
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First of all I can see a big chances to develope and progres with You in this industry. I love fact that your aprroche in work is focused on detail and delivering best result to costumer.
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I am looking for new career, challaging position, Ican handle it.
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Becausw. I love being outside and working with my hands. An learning new skills.
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I am looking for a landscaping job, I think it will offer a great opportunity and experience in the work field.
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I would want to learn more about landscaping so I thought if I worked for a landscaping job it will help me learn more about it.
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I want to work for your landscaping team because I know that you are a company that has lots of knowledge and are willing to teach knowledge to your workers and that there is room to advance through education and on hands experience.
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Because it would give me the opportunity to learn more and be more hands on with making things look best for the customer. Your company looks like it does amazing work and i'm interested.
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Well Jay I won't lie to you I really love planting flowers and seeing large landscapes come to life with color from flowers roses etc and I know that some of the kind of work the company does.
Question 7 of 35
Do you have experience with basic lawn care, like weeding and tree trimming?
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I have no professional cutting experience but I learn quickly with hands on training. And I am motivated to perfect any skills I may be introduced too.
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I've cut my own lawn for the past 2 yrars.
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I cut my own yard, and several around my neighborhood.
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Yes I have cut my lawn before and I chopped the weeds out of my yard.
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I have experience cutting grass.
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Yes, i've cut grass many times, cut trees, trimming trees, weed wacking.
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As in grass yes I have some with a few lawn mowers but worst case scenario if I didn't I'm a fast learner and I'd pick up on it really fast and can adjust quick also.
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I have done some tree trimming and taken care of elderly folks yards weeding, mowing lawn, ex.
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I have my own domestic experience as well the care of a few neighbours lawn. I have experience with a push mower and well as a ride on tractor type of mower.
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Yes. For the last seven years, 6 months of the season I have been cutting grass.
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I have some cutting experience with weed eating trimmed a couple hedges here and there but I do catch on quickly when I am being trained in a job performace.
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Yes I do, I worked for cemetery and three apartment complexes in one church.
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Yes ive used a chinsaw trimmers skillsaws a chipper im safe and have no problem.
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Yes, I currently look after the lawns of my neighbours and volunteer my weekend time to a local nursing home, looking after their lawn and hedges.
Question 8 of 35
Have you worked for any well known landscaping companies in the past?
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I work well and religiously.
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Milwaukee Brewers, P&j, Brickhouse, Daewon,
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Mostly Food Service and Sales positions. I do have one year of experience working on various organic produce farms and wine vineyards.
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Before I was judo trainer.
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Last few years I was working for young and developing landscape business. Making it grow along with our experience and skilles.
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Liberty Tap Room Bar and Grill, and Doza Rizen Cafe.
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I lived in China for the past 13 years teaching English.
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Well I've worked with my father because he would have his own landscaping jobs and I worked for another company in Modesto.
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Several different companies. None in the landscape field but all that required hard work and dedication.
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Worked for economy landscaping.
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Journeys and my local movie theater.
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I worked for Hughes grading/landscaping for over 5 years.
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I work for Piske cemetery in three housing developments for my brother. I also did firewood.
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13 eacher estate set in the countryside.
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Parsons International, AECOM Middle East Limited.
Question 9 of 35
Tell me about any training or education you have in landscaping.
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Somewhat I can Mow, edge, lay out soil, weed eat.
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Not specifically in the field of landscaping but I feel my hands on experience harvesting and maintaining gardens gives my some basic knowledge like how to correctly and safely use tools such as wheel barrows, shovels and spades, shears and loppers ect.
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My study diploma is highly related to this subject.
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No, but I'm not afraid to learn.
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Yes, previously working with my dad all throughout high school, and college.
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I am currently in the process of taking a Horticulture course online.
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Well the only education I've had was everything yhat my father showed me growing up so I feel that I have a lot of knowledge about.
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I have some education in landscaping but not alot.
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No formal education. All my knowledge of landscaping has come from hands on experience.
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I have limited education but can easily adapt.
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I do have experience in landscaping as far as laying sod, planting, trimming some etc.
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Only from what I have been trained with my previous employer.
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Yes I do I want to The blue tech center for landscaping in high school.
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Yes ive learned alot over the years from many people.
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I have about 5 years landscaping experience, not a pro but willing to learn more.
Question 10 of 35
How did you obtain your general knowledge of landscaping? How do you keep up on current trends?
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I update my knowledge through other old people has much experience and through internet.
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I studied Agriculture for 6 years and continue studying by correspondence from Australia. I always keep myself updated with the latest trends and innovations and always try to be different from others.
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I am a fast learner so once I saw how to do something it stuck and I just tried each time to get better at what I was doing.
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Worked on a farm/read books.
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I follow many companies through social media, I attend to annual trade fairs, I read specialists magazines.
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Working as a labor going to small class.
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Asking questions and reading.
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My father thought me most of what I know.
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Urban league gave me an application for it because I told them about my passion for landscaping.
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I learnt about landscaping as a child helping my father in his garden. I worked for a landscaping company as a teenager during the summer. I keep up on to trends in the landscaping industry by reading websites, books from the library, going on hikes and observing other peoples yards.
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When I first started with green team, first experience with a job doing maintenance work with the outdoors. Learning from people that have already been there also.
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Well I obtained most of myknoedge from my father he taught mostly everything I know because he's been working in gardening for over 30 years so he is a good mentor. And to keep up on current trends I actually go out to see different landscaping jobs to see what they do and if they do anything that I don't know how to do then I just do hands on experience too.
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I did landscaping for elderly folks around my neighborhood.
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My previous job and I do my homework.
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Self taught learning from online.
Question 11 of 35
What was the toughest job you've done in the past?
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When I had to plant some veldgrasses and endegenous plant on a wetland.
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I think its was cleaned out weeds.
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Planting trees and stacking them all 100
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Nothing is harder then being a single mom of 3 small children.
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Pulling up and re planting palmetto trees.
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The most difficult job that I have done in the past was working in a factory preparing hot water tanks to be shipped around the country.
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Working at the chamois, was hard when it was busy days and really hot days. Having to keeping moving fast to get cars through.
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Logging with my grandpa for wood for a barn him my dad brother and I built.
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Being an instructor therapist was a very difficult job. The field is quite unregulated so your boss could do whatever they wanted to you. You faced a lot of front line challenges from the clients and their families both mentally and physically as well.
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Cutting down, chipping and removing large trees in very wet weather.
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At first I had a period of getting used to the physically demanding nature of the job but no longer have any issues.
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The toughest job I have done in the past was laying sod on an embankment that seemed to be a 45 degree angle it was tough climbing other than that it was a great learning experiacne6
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Co ordination between Landscape works and Infrastructure works.
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Transforming an area from waste ground to an equestrian centre.
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My team was contracted to carry out a complete overhaul of a garden, with the only issue being a small access path to the garden. The garden was relatively big but we managed to get the job done which required carrying 4000kg of paving through the gate, over 12000kg of aggregate through and countless other materials. The job was done with the use of a narrow excavator and brute strength of 5 guys.
Question 12 of 35
How do you incorporate elements of design into your planning?
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Change the plant back to its proper place.
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I remove again, then I start correctly.
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You go dig the plant back up and put it in the right place.
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Fix it. It's not what the owner wants.
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Pull the plant up, and replant it to where your symmetrics of your design wouldn't be off.
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Redo it until customer is satisfied.
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I will take the plant out and plant it where it is supposed to be.
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I would try to see a different picture in my mind to see if it could actually work if we maybe moved a couple things around. Or if it doesnt .. Well ill have to start over take it out and fix the mess.
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Well then I would carefully dig it up and plant it where it need to be that kind of a problem I have I'm a perfectionist I do the job as if it were my own home or building.
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Take the plant out very carfuly plant it where it belongs and repair my mistake so it doesn't look like I ever made it.
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Change it if it wouldn't be hell fixing it.
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If there was a supervisor on site I would ask their opinion but otherwise I would move it where possible.
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Remove the plant and replant in the proper position.
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I would dig the plant back up and change the plant back to its proper place.
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Carefully dig the plant up, then replant it in the proper area.
Question 13 of 35
What was your most successful design project? Why do you believe it was successful?
User-Submitted Answers
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Garden beside of gasoline station, they are happy and felling well.
2.
Plant new plants for friend.
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Planting my fruit trees. They are grown and baring fruit.
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Planting palmetto trees in my yard, and seeing them successfully grow in the years.
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I think my most successful design project was when I helped my friend design a hydroponics set up for his fish. I know it was successful because it is still being used.
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Doing landscaping at the conservation building. Had dig out old dead grass all around the parking lot with shovels, pulling all dead weeds. Laying down new soil and patting in all done to make it look even and putting grass seeds on it after then watering. It was successful because the customer was happy and thanked up for the hard work and said it looked great.
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Well I didn't design but we did a mansion one day that had nothing but dirt all around so we did a major overhaul we put grass and planted flowers all over and made it come to life with all types of plants and flowers with beautiful color and I believe it was successful because the owner came out and congratulated each one of us in person for the amazing job he even went to the extreme of inviting us to dinner after work.
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Planting hedge and putting down 7 tonnes of decorative gravel.
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Planting the plants outside of this lady's home in a zig zag form. Bc it looked very professional and properly placed within three feet of each other.
10.
The queens jubilee in the gardens as it won a gold award in the britain in bloom contest.
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My own garden, because everyone says how great it is.
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It was a driveway for a large new house that was being renovated, there was a long sweeping driveway, sitting down with the client we spoke for hours perfecting the design before he went away for his annual summer break. We delivered and exceeded expectations on the delivery. The client was in awe at the project and has gone on to hire us four other times.
Question 14 of 35
Tell me about your landscaping experience.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Probably a good 3 months.
2.
Well I would say about 5 years.
3.
Eight in lawncare and garden maintenance, four in landscaping.
Question 15 of 35
What are your career goals?
User-Submitted Answers
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I love working out side. This will be a lifetime career.
2.
Landscaping isn't a passion of mine, but I do use it to find peace. I do not see this being my lifetime career, but I do see myself being involved in it the rest of my life.
3.
I would like landscaping to be a lifetime career for me.
4.
I do have a interest in it, I love being outdoors and seeing how its done and the finish product after. It could be a career for me.
5.
Yes it's one of my passions but I would definitely be open to do other designs as well.
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Landscaping is my passion.
7.
Yea its a passion I love it and yes it is a lifetime career.
8.
Landscaping is something I could seek long-term my parents have done it and now it's my turn to do it and keep the family legacy.
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Yes I live and breath it. I am always learning new things and will do this the rest of my life.
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I live and breathe landscaping, every home I've bought I've set aside a substantial budget so I can have a nice garden, I view houses on the internet and print pictures of the garden off and do designs to how I would landscape them. I live for landscaping.
Question 16 of 35
Do you have any experience designing your own projects?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I work 11 years as lanscape supervisior.
2.
I have 4 years from planting plant, trees.
3.
I have 3 years experience.
4.
Well I have some but nothing major at this point but I know being in this company I could learn way more for my future.
5.
Yes, I designed and built my own garden, with progress photos, plans and original drawings still saved.
Question 17 of 35
What are your strengths?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
High score in the landscape course at university.
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Hardwork, and determination.
3.
I do not know much about landscape architecture however I have the strong desire to learn about it.
4.
Well I have heightened senses pay attention to detail and can work in a interdisciplinary team.
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My strongest point in landscaping would be that I satisfy every customer that I work for. To me that is a success every landscaper looks for.
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I can see the finished project and will work day and night to see it through.
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Patios, driveways and lawns are my strong points, I also have a good eye for noticing defects in work that needs remedying before signing off the project to the client.
Question 18 of 35
What do you dislike about landscaping?
User-Submitted Answers
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I dislike having to learn all the names of plants in latin.
2.
I dislike having to learn all the plants names latin.
3.
During the winter with extremly bad weather it can be tough.
4.
I do not dislike anything I believe every job description has a place and reason for it.
5.
To risk sounding pretentious, I dislike finishing jobs, I LOVE watching something come together then not being able to enjoy that work myself kind of sucks, but it's a great feeling watching the client smile ear to ear with their new oasis.
Question 19 of 35
Tell me about a time when you received negative feedback.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Why did you apply for this company.
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I find it difficult to tae criticism well.
3.
Yes, I take criticism well.
4.
Yes criticism is learning.
5.
I do very much so nothing or no one can bring me down because I know my worth as a person.
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Yes listen to it and turn it into a positive so you can improve for next time.
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Absolutely, I insist on feedback both positive and negative from clients and colleagues alike so I can further better myself should my workmanship require some honing.
Question 20 of 35
Give me some examples of your past work.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
In landscape maintenance.
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I'm experienced in multitasking, cleaning, social skills, and helping get the best results.
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Working on my own yard, and several in my neighborhood throughout high school, and college.
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I have overall experience in dealing with different or difficult situations and being calm and adaptable to what the situation calls for.
5.
Well I have expletive in tree trimming, trimming bushes planting flowers and putting soil planting grass I could use a variety of machines like lawn mowers blowers.
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All round landscaping experience.
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Some experience my parents taught me everything but I'm sure there is more to learn each and everyday.
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All the basics and a few tricks of the trade.
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Working on 38 acres of beautiful grounds for the past 12 years.
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I have extensive personal experience and a significant amount of commercial experience, I have experience in laying bricks, patios, decking, installing fences and drainage as well as building wooden outbuildings. I have various DIY skills and have the skills and ability to build and manufacture gates bespoke to their requirements. I also have experience using heavy machinery such as diggers up to 15t, dumpers up to 6t and rollers of varying sizes as well as various other machinery and equipment. I have further experience which I may have left off so if you require something specific please ask as I may have that experience.
Question 21 of 35
If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
User-Submitted Answers
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May let you understand/know how I may do.
2.
I try to ask and search about it on the internet and ask specialist people.
3.
Would not do it that way.
4.
I'd try it your way, I enjoy doing things new ways because you're way may be easier then mine.
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I would learn quickly to adapt to the way you asked me to do things and fulfill that request to the best of my ability.
6.
I would ask questions and do it the way that I was instructed how to do it.
7.
Well I would take it a learning experience and I that's the way the company goes about it then I don't have a problem with doing and adjusting to it from a team perspective.
8.
Very well I love learning new ideas and systems.
9.
I would handle it well if I felt I could not perform the task on my own I would ask for assitance or to show me how to get the job task done properly.
10.
I would make sure I understoon the instruction first.
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Id ask for a brief on this then do the task to the best of my abilities.
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I would need a little bit of clarification, however I try to keep up with the basics of different ways of completing a job and doing a job so I should find it relatively easy.
Question 22 of 35
Do you have any mulching experience?
User-Submitted Answers
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No, however I have studied how to suscecssful mulching.
2.
Yes I have done some but not a lot but I know it's to prevent the evaporation of moisture, the freezing of roots and the growing a of weeds.
3.
Yes ive mulched lots of flowerbeds.
4.
I have some mulching experience not very much.
5.
Extensive mulching experience, I mulch the properties around me every year along with the nursing home.
Question 23 of 35
What was the toughest situation you've had designing a project?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Hard ground to plant some plant.
2.
Working around the demands of a 3 year old. But focus, hard work and some very difficult maneuvering I got it done on time.
3.
Laying pine straw and making sure I filled ever gap there was in the lady's yard.
4.
Short time scale and not many plants to chose from to prepair for a wedding.
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When working on a large property, the garden sloped a large amount, when building a retaining wall, the bank collapsed, trapping a worker up to his waist, due to the site, extraction by emergency services was difficult, we extracted him for medical help within 45 minutes.
Question 24 of 35
Are you familiar with a variety of botanical terms?
User-Submitted Answers
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What do you know about different plants?
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I have been trained in the identification of many plants. I have also been trained in botany. I have a solid understanding of many plants and I know how to find information about others.
3.
Plant pallets are used for different reasons, I know which to use.
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I will study it in the course.
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I know about many plants and I know about about which pallets to use but I'm willing to learn more.
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I don't know very much at all about different plants.
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I know many plants and there growing habits. When to prune and when they can / cant be moved.
Question 25 of 35
Are you a team player?
User-Submitted Answers
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I work pretty good with other people.
2.
Yes I am I don't have a problem with it I'm a team player.
3.
I am I believe a team is the best way to go in this type of job.
4.
Yes love the company but can also work happily on my own.
Question 26 of 35
Give me an example of your attention to detail.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Very well because I like to see how everything is done and I'm a perfectionist.
2.
Very well I pay attention so much that I double check my work before leaving the job.
3.
Extremely. Jobs not worth doing it its not done correctly.
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It's a must for me, the most important thing.
5.
I take photo of every piece of work I carry out and observe them when I get time to notice any small defects for future reference.
Question 27 of 35
What experience do you have in landscape architect?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I don't have much but I know about being aware of spaces and shape.
2.
Laying sod trimming planting spreading mulch pine straw weed eating mowing.
3.
I have designed many family member's gardens and they worked out perfectly for them.
Question 28 of 35
Are you willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays, if needed?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Well it depends if it's a job we needed to get finished and we didn't finish then yes I would stay after hours to finish the job.
2.
Yes I am if the job is set that way I'm perfectly fine with it.
3.
Yes, I'm willing to work everyday but Sunday.
Question 29 of 35
Tell me about a time when you worked with a team to accomplish a project. What were some of the challenges?
Question 30 of 35
Tell me about a time when you experienced a conflict with a coworker.
Question 31 of 35
Do you know how to stripe a lawn? Do you consider yourself good at it?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I do and I would say I'm pretty good.
2.
Stripes are my guilty pleasure, I will actually cut my lawn again if I don't have good stripes. I consider myself great at it.
Question 32 of 35
What goes into your decision when pairing plants together?
User-Submitted Answers
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Looks, and if they can survive togwther.
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What looks best in the right place and which one best fits the spot I'm gonna be putting it.
3.
When pairing plants, I want them to compliment each other and also compliment the other plants around them.
Question 33 of 35
What types of projects could you see yourself enjoy working on a large scale or small scale?
User-Submitted Answers
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People person very friendly fast quick learner and always willing to learn new things.
2.
In landscaping its design and management and in lawncare its mowing and hedge cutting.
Question 34 of 35
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to exceed client expectations.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Very high. I'm my worst critic.
2.
Well very high because I'm confident in myself so I expect myself to be the best I can be.
3.
I start low so that I can be proud of my work when I've exceeded my expectations and be confident to raise the bar next time.
4.
High expectations the customer is my number one priority and if there satisfied then I'm satisfied.
5.
If I wouldn't live with the quality of work myself I refuse to sign it off. It has to be to the highest standard I could possibly deliver, which according to my social media is high.
Question 35 of 35
How do you stay motivated?

About Landscaping

February 16th, 2017

We have broken down our landscaping interview questions into three job categories: landscape laborer, team leader, and designer. Our interview questions start with general interview questions that will test a candidate's reliability and work ethic. Landscaping is a seasonal job and turnover is very high. Companies will want to make sure they hire a candidate that commits for the entire season.

An interview for a team leader position on a landscaping crew will be more challenging. An interviewer will ask leadership style interview questions to learn how you dealt with various teamwork situations in the past. The interviewer will want to know how passionate and motivated you are with landscaping. They will test your lawn care and equipment knowledge by asking skill related questions. For example, "How do you stripe a lawn? Do you have experience using both walk-behind and zero-turn mowers? When have you worked outside in the heat before?"

Prepare for your interview in advance by researching the company. Know which regions and cities they serve before you walk into the interview. You may also want to review landscaping terms and techniques and learn a little bit about the plants that are native to your area. Good luck on your interview! For more landscaping questions, be sure to visit our Landscape Architect interview questions.

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