What does a Landscaper do?
A landscaper is responsible for building and maintaining gardens, parks, property buildings, and other outdoor landscapes. They ensure plant growth, the cleanliness of outdoor facilities and pruning of overgrown hedges. Additionally, landscapers supervise maintenance repairs and equipment, landscape structures, outdoor furniture and walkways. Landscapers usually work for a landscaping company or as a municipal employee maintaining city parks, playgrounds, and other public spaces.
A high school diploma or equivalent certification is required for landscapers as well as two years landscaping or groundskeeping experience. Successful landscapers are detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills with great stamina. Ideal landscapers possess a strong knowledge of pest management and basic lawn maintenance.
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“Odd timing and stressful and none to provide training properly..you are on your own.”
“Our flexible edging – Flexline – is entirely flexible yet incredibly sturdy making it unbelievably easy to work with.”
“It was fun and great workout”
“The crew I worked with was super helpful and fun.”
“department or internal career growth (I applied internally for a job and didn't get an interview.”
“At the end of the day it is still Landscaping and it will not pay much.”
“I was getting decent pat for my starting and i was feeling pretty good for working as a field member.”
“great scenery close to the Scottish Highlands”
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a landscaper
When working as a landscaper, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Disassembly, Logical Thinking, English Language, Mowing, and Effective Communication.
- Construction Project Manager
- Construction Manager
- Construction Superintendent
The most common qualifications to become a landscaper include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.