What does a Summer 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.

What responsibilities are common for Summer Landscaper jobs?
  • Perform general maintenance duties such as cleaning walkways, fixing fountains, and applying plaster
  • Conduct minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in groundskeeping
  • Utilize pesticides to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitos, wasps, and ticks
  • Efficiently apply fertilizer to property grounds to enhance growth
  • Safely cut grounds using hand, power or riding mower for trimming edges around walkways, flower beds, and walls
  • Monitor property grounds to ensure a pleasant appearance
  • Be willing to train and enhance knowledge in assigned duties
  • Ensure grounds are free of weeds and dead plants
What are the typical qualifications for Summer Landscaper jobs?
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a landscaping or groundskeeping role
  • Must be able to safely operate maintenance equipment including lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers
  • Strong knowledge of pest management and basic lawn maintenance
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of horticulture
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a variety of outside conditions for long periods of time
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Summer Landscaper Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
38%
2 - 4
25%
5 - 7
13%
8+
24%
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“Internship program is not structured like others (which is negative or positive depending on preference).”

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“Our flexible edging – Flexline – is entirely flexible yet incredibly sturdy making it unbelievably easy to work with.”

Sprouts Farmers MarketSprouts Farmers Market
Intern - Hourly
Apr 6, 2020

“It's a really positive environment and I felt like they actually cared about my career development and experiences.”

Sprouts Farmers MarketSprouts Farmers Market
Intern - Hourly
Apr 6, 2020

“My team was awesome and I really enjoyed coming to work and being around them.”

Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin
Intern - Hourly
Feb 8, 2020

“Everyone is really friendly and they offer a lot of resources to move your career forward the way you want.”

Aquinas ConsultingAquinas Consulting
Intern - Hourly
Aug 6, 2021

“This is a nice place to work with nice managers who work with you and help you learn the industry.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSCBlue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas | HCSC
Intern - Hourly
Feb 15, 2020

“Compensation was average to perhaps a little bit below average and didn't include any perks beyond an hourly rate.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of landscapers

The typical day of a landscaper involves managing the plants, soil, ornaments, and water of an outdoor area. These professionals are responsible for the design and care of gardens, yards, and parks. Job duties include planting, watering, trimming, and mowing.

The opportunity to work outside is an advantage of being a landscaper that many people enjoy. Once you have experience as a landscaper, you can branch out on your own by offering your landscaping services as an independent contractor or small business.

Working as a landscaper requires physical labor in various weather conditions, including repetitive motions, lifting heavy objects, and mowing. Landscapers don't usually need to work night hours, but you may need to work weekends, especially in the spring and summer.

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