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Maintaining landscapes as a gardener is perhaps the least glorious of the horticultural occupations. There, we said it! Clients want gardeners to basically be glorified lawnmowers…with as little noise as possible. Uniforms are drab green to blend in as much as possible with the surrounding landscapes. Clients typically think that they know more about horticulture than their gardeners do. (Sadly though, this is often true.) Even gardeners who pretend that their jobs are glorious need to pick up litter and dog droppings before they leave. Hard not to be humbled when you scoop poop.