Landscaper Job Description

What is a Landscaper?

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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Job Overview

Come work at Example Co., a leading firm in our industry in the metro area. We're pleased to have a 4.0 Glassdoor rating. We are looking to hire an experienced Landscaper to help us keep growing. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Example Co. is an ideal place to get ahead. Apply today!

Responsibilities for Landscaper

  • 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

Qualifications for Landscaper

  • 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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