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Many entry-level jobs, especially in landscaping and turf grass
management, are available out of high school. For these positions,
the majority of training takes place on the job. To prepare
yourself in high school, take any agricultural classes available,
particularly those that include units in botany. Science courses,
such as biology, chemistry, and earth science, will also teach you
about plant life, development, and the effects of various
nutrients. Math, business, and accounting classes will be valuable
if you're considering working in retail sales, or running your own
business. Also, take English and composition courses to improve
your communication skills for preparing reports and assisting in
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