Thanks a lot for all the detailed info, anon.
As far as I can tell I'll mostly doing softscape, since it's just me and two boomers. Today was my first day of work in a few years, it was cold and raining heavily but I felt good, I spent the day using a wood chipper and getting rid of small branches.
My feet hurt because they gave me some boots way too small for me, lower back also needs to get used to it, otherwise pretty good.
Will have to find better ear protection and toughen up my soft hands but I'll try to learn the ropes quickly. I actually would like to be doing more hardscape and learn more about construction, installing lights and all but seems I'll have to move to a different company to do that. Also shit like working around trees.
All in all it was a decent first day and I'm happy to be on my way to stop being a useless NEET.