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Job Outlook: Overall employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by specialty. Employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers—the largest specialty—is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. More workers will be needed to keep up with increasing demand for lawn care and landscaping services from large institutions, including universities and corporate campuses. Many aging or busy homeowners also will require lawn care services to help maintain their yards. Employment of tree trimmers and pruners is projected to grow 18 percent, faster than the average for all occupations. Many municipalities are planting more trees in urban areas, likely increasing the demand for these workers. Job Prospects Overall job opportunities are expected to be very good. Job opportunities will stem from employment growth and from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation each year. Job opportunities should be best in areas with temperate climates, where landscaping services are required year round.
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Landscaping Job Description

Overall employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by specialty. Employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers—the largest specialty—is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. More workers will be needed to keep up with increasing demand for lawn care and landscaping services from large institutions, including universities and corporate campuses. Many aging or busy homeowners also will require lawn care services to help maintain their yards. Employment of tree trimmers and pruners is projected to grow 18 percent, faster than the average for all occupations. Many municipalities are planting more trees in urban areas, likely increasing the demand for these workers. Job Prospects Overall job opportunities are expected to be very good. Job opportunities will stem from employment growth and from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation each year. Job opportunities should be best in areas with temperate climates, where landscaping services are required year round.
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Landscaping Job Description

Education and Training: Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides. Education Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Most states require workers who apply pesticides to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The Professional Landcare Network offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels. The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals. The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels. The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels. Training A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often includes how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair. Advancement Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping company. Important Qualities Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold. Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.                  
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Landscaping Job Description

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides. Education Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Most states require workers who apply pesticides to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The Professional Landcare Network offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels. The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals. The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels. The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels. Training A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often includes how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair. Advancement Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping company. Important Qualities Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold. Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.                  
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Landscaping Job Description

Home Job Descriptions Landscaper Landscaper Job Summary Responsible for the cultivation and care of the landscaping and grounds surrounding a business or building. Plants flowers, mows, pulls weeds, repairs structures, and maintains outside of building. Primary responsibilities Perform groundskeeping and building maintenance duties. Mow lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower.Cut lawn using hand, power or riding mower and trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.Landscape by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.Apply pesticide to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitos, wasps, ticks, and others.Apply fertilizer to ground to enhance growth.Shovel snow from walkways and sprinkle ice down to keep people from falling.Perform routine maintenance duties such as applying plaster, fixing fountains, and other duties.Sweep walkway of debris.Cut down tree limbs that are posing a danger.Trim shrubs and pull weeds.Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in groundskeeping.Install lawn furniture.Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed.Install rock, cement, lighting, water, and furniture.Water plants and grass as needed and apply fertilizer.

Landscaping Job Description

Landscaping workers create new outdoor spaces or upgrade existing ones by planting trees, flowers, and shrubs. They also trim, fertilize, mulch, and water plants. Some grade and install lawns or construct hardscapes such as walkways, patios, and decks. Others help install lighting or sprinkler systems. Landscaping workers are employed in a variety of residential and commercial settings, such as homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping malls, and hotels and motels.
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Landscaping Job Description

Employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers—the largest specialty—is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. More workers will be needed to keep up with increasing demand for lawn care and landscaping services from large institutions, including universities and corporate campuses. Many aging or busy homeowners also will require lawn care services to help maintain their yards.

Landscaping Job Description

A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often includes how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.
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7) Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers and foliage.8) Gather and remove litter.9) Haul or spread topsoil, and spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
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Groundskeeping workers, also called groundskeepers, maintain existing grounds. They care for plants and trees, rake and mulch leaves, and clear snow from walkways. They work on athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, university campuses, and parks, as well as in many of the same settings as landscaping workers. They also see to the proper upkeep of sidewalks, parking lots, groundskeeping equipment, fountains, fences, planters, and benches.
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Landscapers and groundskeepers do pretty much anything that involves a yard: raking, mowing, trimming, planting, digging, mulching and all sorts of other fun things. It’s a landscaper’s job to make every yard they touch as pretty as the cover of Better Homes & Gardens.
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It should go without saying that landscapers work where the yards are, which is to say outside. Those with bad allergies, or an aversion to the outdoors, should avoid this job like the plague.

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