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Position: Garden Helper
Company: Hand in Glove
Location: Toronto ON (mostly West-End and Rosedale)

About the company:

Thank you for your interest in working with Hand in Glove. We offer a low-emission, low-noise, environmentally-friendly garden service that is perfectly suited for urban life. All our power tools are battery-powered, meaning no pollution and a quiet, safe service. We use organic fertilizers and all natural fertilizing methods, so you don’t have to worry about being exposed to anything toxic.

We specialize in native and pollinator gardens, and can help you grow veggies or even turn your lawn into a garden plot. We use truly traditional, time-tested techniques to create modern landscaping.

Owner and Operator Jordan Cook has over 15 years' experience in the landscape industry, having been lead hand at environmental landscaping stalwarts such as The Silent Gardener in Vancouver and Green Gardeners in Toronto. He and his family have now made Peterborough their home and are excited to bring their brand of environmentally-sound and economically-minded gardening to beautiful Peterborough, Ontario and the Kawarthas.


As garden helper you will work alongside me and occasionally solo. At this time of year duties will include mowing lawn, edging beds, weeding, planting perennial and bulbs, and of course leaf cleanup and general fall cleanup tasks(cutting down perennials etc...). We are looking for a self-starter, garden enthusiast who can assist us with Fall garden cleanups.

Work Duties

  • Provide Fall clean-up duties for flower beds and property (rake leaves, mulch, prepare plants/ shrubs/ trees for winter)
  • Take out weeds and dead plants.
  • Trim overgrown limbs, hedges, and leaves.
  • Conduct general maintenance duties such as cleaning walkways, gathering and removing litter from lawns/ planters/ flowerbeds and other duties.
  • Apply eco-friendly/ organic fertilizer to help enhance growth.
  • Uphold the landscaping design and ensure plant growth.
  • Plant new decorative bushes, planters, flowers, plants, and shrubs.
  • Advise clients on how to look after the landscape.
  • Coordinate with garden designers and landscape architects to ensure the garden meets the client's expectations.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws,
  • Operate powered equipment such as mowers, hedge and line trimmers, pressure washer

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of 3 years landscaping experience with references
  • Must be able to identify perennials, weeds and shrubs
  • Must be able to operate maintenance equipment including lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers.
  • Strong knowledge of organic pest management and basic lawn maintenance.
  • High attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to identify and resolve problems with limited supervision.
  • Excellent customer service skills, friendly demeanor, approachable and considerate
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and in physically demanding tasks.
  • Having access to your own vehicle is ideal due to difficulties posed by COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. If driving your own vehicle we will provide you with milage costs and other incentives.

Terms of Employment and Compensation

  • Position available immediately
  • Starting rate for this position is 25$/hr.
  • Work hours range between 30 - 40 hours per week until November 30th, 2020 with high potential for return next year and a bigger role.

The owner is located in Peterborough but still making the commute into town. An ideal candidate would be able to do garden maintenance on their own one or two days a week allowing me to grow business here.

Most work is done in the West-End of Toronto and Rosedale.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to Jordan Cook at . If you have any questions about this position feel free to ask.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 10 2020    Numéro : 57466