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Who We Are

Serving the Austin Area Since 2001

Fertile Ground is an organic landscape design, installation, and maintenance company in Austin, Texas. We have been named the Austin Chronicle’s Best Landscaper seven years in a row and are Green Garden Certified by the City of Austin. We design, create, and build sustainable gardens with strong foundations in the soil. We keep plants healthy through proper holistic garden care.

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We offer residential landscaping services. With over 2 decades of professional experience, we have amassed an in depth knowledge of central Texas’ climate, soils, and native plants. We are dedicated to working with clients to nourish the outdoors and help keep Austin growing.

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Now Hiring!

Fertile Ground Gardens is a well established, woman-run fine garden maintenance and design/build firm looking to hire motivated individuals to join our team. We specialize in caring for beautiful ornamental gardens using organic and least toxic methods. We also design and build high end residential landscapes with a focus on native and adapted plants. We maintain a very high level of quality in our work. Working with capable people who care about each other and the work they do is a big part of what makes this job enjoyable. We recognize the interconnectedness of the soil microbiome, plant health, wildlife habitat and human health.

There is a wide variety of work and something to learn every day. Compensation includes an hourly wage DOE, medical insurance, sick leave, paid holidays and vacation time. No weekends, holidays or evenings/nights. We believe in taking care of our people and strongly prefer to promote from within. 

 All positions require honesty/integrity, positive attitude, hard work outdoors, willingness to learn and take direction, driver’s license, and reliable transportation. We are an LGBTQ inclusive work place.

We are willing to invest in the right individuals to train and help learn this rewarding craft. Knowledge of native plants, soil science, pruning and/or installation skills are a big plus. See our careers page for available positions.

Open Positions

Landscape Crew Member

Posted: September 7, 2022

We are looking for full and part time landscape crew members. Join our dynamic team to care for and build beautiful gardens. We are willing to train the right people who love the outdoors and cooperating with others. Duties will include working with the fine garden crew to care for residential ornamental landscapes by hand weeding, perennial and structural pruning, soil building, raking, leaf blowing and organic fertilization. Crew members will also work with the installation manager to haul soil and mulch, spread gravel, lay flagstone and install plants. 

 

  • Hourly rate starts at $19 and up depending upon experience.

  • Medical insurance after 60 days for full time.

  • Sick leave accumulates immediately

  • Paid holidays for full time.

  • One week paid vacation for full time after six months.

  • No weekends, major holidays, or evenings/nights.

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Fine Garden Lead

Posted: September 7, 2022

The Fine Garden Lead will be responsible for meeting client budget goals while keeping the gardens healthy and beautiful.  We are looking for someone with at least 1 year of professional gardening experience and knowledge of plants, weeds, pest management, organic treatments, soil health and best pruning practices. The lead should be able to work independently as well as supervise less experienced crew, providing coaching and feedback. The Lead will be responsible for picking up the truck from the yard at 7:00 a.m., load tools and be ready to meet the crew at 7:30 a.m. on the jobsite. You will need a valid driver’s license and good driving record.  

  • Hourly rate starts at $21 and up depending on experience. 

  • Medical insurance after 60 days for full time.

  • Sick leave accumulates immediately.

  • Paid holidays for full time.

  • One week paid vacation for full time after six months.

  • No weekends, major holidays, or evenings/nights.

  • Quarterly wellness allowance after six months.

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Hand holding plant transplant

What Folks Are Saying

Testimonials

I've hired Fertile Ground for a quite a few years to care for the plants around my house. They're thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. Their light touch has now given me a front yard bursting with native flowers, bees, butterflies and the occasional hummingbird.

Patrick T.

Current Client

The results are always fantastic... Fertile Ground Gardens is our first choice for our landscaping needs.

John D.

on Yelp

Julie uses her imagination to blend the new work with existing planting and beds. Her crew was always on time, the members friendly and respectful of their work area.  It was a good experience, and I always doubt contractors.

TOM K.

on Yelp

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