National Application Center :: career details :: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Career Details :: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Mows lawns, using power mower.
- Digs holes for plants, mixes fertilizer or lime with dirt in holes, inserts plants, and fills holes with dirt.
- Trims and picks flowers and cleans flower beds.
- Hauls or spreads topsoil and spreads straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
- Decorates garden with stones and plants.
- Attaches wires from planted trees to support stakes.
- Maintains tools and equipment.
- Seeds and fertilizes lawns.
- Shovels snow from walks and driveways.
- Builds forms and mixes and pours cement to form garden borders.
- Applies herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, and pesticides, using spreaders or spray equipment.
- Waters lawns, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler system, hose, or watering can.
- Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
- Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
- Nursery Workers
- Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
- Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators
General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Operating Vehicles or Equipment
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Hazardous Situations
- Walking or Running