Landscape Management & Lawn Care
Trim and mow to make this career grow
 
If you like caring for all types of plants, or really enjoyed your summer job mowing lawns in middle school, then a job in landscape management could be your ideal career match. Landscape management and lawn care companies work to preserve and enhance a client's landscape investment.
 
Landscape management projects can be as simple as caring for residential grass and shrubs, or as elaborate as a tending to turf, trees and other landscape elements at a luxury resort.
 
Since maintaining the “attractiveness” of landscapes is so popular, there is rarely a shortage of work for landscape management professionals. This isn't your simple summer lawn-mowing job anymore!


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  • A well-maintained lawn increases a property's real estate market value, helps beautify the neighborhood and improves water quality. In fact, dense, healthy grass slows water runoff and removes contaminants so that fresh, filtered water returns to the underground water supply.

  • A healthy 50' x 50' lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.

  • The results of lawn and landscape management can be seen at theme parks, state and national parks, zoos, sports fields, corporate and college campuses, as well as hotels, resorts, and shopping malls.



Technician

Duties:
  • Monitor lawn and landscape quality
  • Perform seeding and aeration (removal of small soil plugs from the ground)
  • Perform grass fertilization
  • Mulch and fertilize flower beds
  • Prune and trim small trees and shrubs
  • Control and prevent weeds, insects and diseases
  • Perform Integrated Pest Management (IPM) using mechanical, organic and chemical controls
Education:
  • High school education preferred
  • Two-year technical college certificate a bonus
  • Training provided by employer, but experience is helpful
Pay:
  • Seasonal positions: $10 to $32 per hour
  • Full-time, year-round positions: $23,000 to $135,000 per year (plus benefits)
Crew Foreman/Manager

Duties:
  • Monitor lawn and landscape quality
  • Perform seeding and aeration (removal of small soil plugs from the ground)
  • Perform grass fertilization processes
  • Mulch and fertilize flower beds
  • Prune and trim small trees and shrubs
  • Control and prevent weeds, insects and diseases
  • Perform Integrated Pest Management (IPM) using mechanical, organic and chemical controls
  • Manage client questions and concerns
  • Train and supervision lawn technicians
  • Assist with marketing projects
  • Maintain supplies and inventory
Education:
  • High school diploma
  • Two-year technical college certificate in horticulture a bonus
  • 2-4 years of experience
Pay:
  • Seasonal positions: $10 to $32 per hour
  • Full-time, year-round positions: $23,000 to $135,000 per year (plus benefits)
Additional Career Possibilities
Salesperson or Marketing Specialist
Production Scheduler
Quality Control Specialist
Customer Service
Business Owner








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