Careers

Apply Today

Join Our Team

Fertile Ground Gardens is always looking for positive, creative, responsible problem-solvers who share our vision of quality craftsmanship and excellent customer relations. We pride ourselves on having a diverse crew and welcome women, minorities, and LGBTQ in our company. We offer competitive pay, paid vacation time, and the potential for profit sharing.

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.

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.

Knowledge of native plants, soil science, pruning and/or installation skills are a big plus.

COVID-19 considerations: We encourage all employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Sick pay is available. Work is outdoors and face coverings are used in accordance with CDC guidelines in cases of exposure.

Fill out the application form below to apply. Questions? Contact us at (512) 340-0432 or info@fertilegroundgardens.com. We’d love to hear from you.

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring Part-time, Seasonal Crew Members

Posted: April 1, 2024

Woman-owned and award-winning residential landscaping company seeks experienced seasonal crew members. Duties will include fine garden maintenance which includes pruning, hand weeding, soil amendment and mulch. We also install our own designs which involves excavation, sod removal, patio construction, building retaining walls, soil hauling, stone,  gravel hauling and planting.

We do not do any mowing. This is a skilled gardening and landscape installation company. We take care of and build beautiful gardens. We recognize the interconnectedness of the soil microbiome, plant health, wildlife habitat and human health. We avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

MUST have reliable transportation, will need to have your own car or truck (bicycle and bus don’t work in this situation).

We need at least two to three full days per week. Women and LGBQT encouraged to apply. Benefits for full time employees include medical insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, educational opportunities and self-care incentives.

Job Type: Part-time, Seasonal

Salary: $17.00-18.50 per hour

COMPLETE FORM BELOW TO APPLY

Wheelbarrow of Mulch
East Austin Front Yard Bed
Pruning a Rose Bush

Landscape Crew Member

Posted: April 1, 2024

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.

  • Weekly pay.
  • 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.

COMPLETE FORM BELOW TO APPLY

Garden Bed Near Fence
Fertile Ground Gardens Crew
Pruning a Rose Bush

Fine Garden Lead

Posted: April 1, 2024

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. 

  • Weekly pay.
  • 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.

COMPLETE FORM BELOW TO APPLY

Hand-laid Brick Seating Area
Hand holding plant transplant
Fine Garden Landscaping

Fine Garden Assistant Lead

Posted: April 1, 2024

The Fine Garden Assistant 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 assistant lead must support crew leads. The lead should be able to work independently as well as supervise less experienced crew. The Assistant Lead will be responsible for picking up the truck from the yard at 7:00 am, load tools and be ready to meet the crew at 7:30 am 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.

COMPLETE FORM BELOW TO APPLY

East Austin Edible & Family Friendly Front Yard Landscape
Hand holding plant transplant
Echinacea Flower

Submit Your Application Below

Name(Required)

Please explain your availability for work.

Tell us about yourself & why you'd make a great part of the team.

Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

View Our Portfolio

Be Inspired by Our Client Showcase