Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
On the Job
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers perform a variety of tasks, including sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, or fertilizing. They may install sprinkler systems or other landscaping features.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Decorate indoor or outdoor spaces.
- Install equipment to protect or support trees.
- Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances.
- Trim trees or other vegetation.
- Operate grounds maintenance equipment.
- Clean facilities or sites.
- Cultivate lawns, turf, or gardens.
- Dispose of trash or waste materials.
- Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants.
- Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
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