Landscape Specialist

Maintain grounds and areas along highway of city, state and national parks.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Landscape Specialists do?

Maintains grounds and areas along highway right-of-way of city, state, and national parks: Sows grass seed, using spreader, or plants trees, shrubs, or flowers, according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area, using handtools. Applies herbicide or mulch to designated areas, using sprayers. Grubs and weeds around bushes, trees, and flower beds. Trims hedges and prunes trees, using handtools. Mows lawns, using hand mower or power-driven lawnmower. Picks up and burns or carts away paper and rubbish. Repairs and paints benches, tables, and guardrails, and assists in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment, using handtools. May live on-site and be designated Campground Caretaker. May be referred to as Groundskeeper, Parks and Grounds.

Should I be a Landscape Specialist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Grounds/Maintenance Specialist, Landscaping Specialist

    How to become a Landscape Specialist

    Most Landscape Specialists have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9mbdaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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