Interior landscapers design, install, manage and maintain indoor green spaces to customer requirements.
The following job titles also refer to interior landscaper:
experts in interior landscaping
expert in interior landscaping
No formal educational credential is generally required to work as an interior landscaper.
ISCO skill level
ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:
- the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
- the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
- the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.
Interior landscaper is a Skill level 2 occupation.
Interior landscaper career path
These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to interior landscaper.
Long term prospects
These occupations require some skills and knowledge of interior landscaper. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of interior landscaper with a significant experience and/or extensive training.
Essential knowledge and skills
This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of interior landscaper.
- Plants contribution to indoor climate and health conditions: The way different plants influence the indoor climate and what plants may cause allergy
- Design principles: The elements used in design such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, space, form, texture, colour, light, shade and congruence and their application into practice.
- Plant species: The variety of plants, trees and shrubs and their special characteristics.
- Pest control in plants: Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.
- Landscaping materials: Field of information which distinguishes certain required materials, such as wood and wood chips, cement, pebbles and soil for landscaping purposes.
- Plant disease control: Types and features of diseases in plants and crops. Different kinds control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.
Essential skills and competences
These skills are necessary for the role of interior landscaper.
- Perform pest control: Carry out crop spraying pest and disease operations in line with National industry and customer requirements. Carry out slurry and fertiliser spreading in accordance with local environmental regulations
- Communicate with customers: Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.
- Transport physical resources within the work area: Transport physical resources such as products, equipment, materials, and liquids. Carefully load, transport and unload resources safely and efficiently, keeping the load in good condition.
- Prepare flower arrangements: Prepare and arrange flower compositions according to design by applying necessary techniques and using necessary materials.
- Manage artificial plant displays: Prepare the artificial plants and other materials according to requirements. Set up, install and maintain artificial plant displays.
- Assist in interior plant projects: Assist in or carry out the planting, maintaining, watering and spraying of flowers, hanging baskets, plants, shrubs and trees in interior decorations according to the work description or project
- Prune hedges and trees: Cut and prune trees and hedges in ornamental forms, considering botanical and esthetical aspects.
- Specify landscape design components: Create design components and materials which are appropriate to site, purpose and expected usage. Recommend plants and materials suitable to the scheme and within budget.
- Prepare planting area for planting: Prepare planting area and soil for planting by fertilising, mulching and performing weed control. Take the conditions of the area, soil and plant type into account.
- Develop architectural plans: Draft a master plan for building sites and landscape plantings. Prepare detailed development plans and specifications in accordance with applicable laws. Analyse private development plans for their accuracy, appropriateness, and compliance with laws.
- Perform weed control operations: Carry out crop spraying for weeds and plant disease operations in line with national industry and customer requirements.
- Assess risks and implications of a design: Assess the risks of the site, proposed development and the implications of overall site layout for final design, utility, maintenance and safety of use.
- Create plant displays: Create plant displays from interior or exterior plants to serve as borders in a formal or informal garden, hanging baskets, planting containers or indoor green walls.
Optional knowledge and skills
This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of interior landscaper. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
- Agronomy: The study of combining agriculture production and protection and regeneration of natural environment. Includes the principles and methods of critical selection and adequate application methods for sustainability in agriculture.
Optional skills and competences
These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of interior landscaper. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
- Manage time in landscaping: Plan and implement work schedules to fit in landscaping activities, which include the briefing phase where the landscape project is discussed with a client after which follow a series of sketches, plans and designs.
- Work in a landscape team: Direct the activities of one or more members in a landscape team, or work as an individual part of such a team.
- Design landscape schemes: Design landscaping schemes and create scale models, according to specifications and budget.
- Build garden masonry: Create types of masonry specific for gardens such as walls and stairs.
- Operate landscaping equipment: Operate a variety of landscaping equipment such as chain saws, line trimmers, tillers, back hoes, bobcats, bed edgers, mowers, blowers, dump trailers, tillers, sod cutters, weed eaters, plant augers, and drills.
- Enhance landscapes: Enhance landscapes by applying mulch and top soil, planting, and seeding lawns.
- Create new landscape designs: Use creative ideas to conceptualize landscape projects by making designs, drawings and sketches. These designs consist of parks, highways or walkways and try to create a public functional area.
- Perform services in a flexible manner: Adapt service approach when circumstances change.
ISCO group and title
6113 – Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers
- Interior landscaper – ESCO