Landscape Workers 


Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers help construct and maintain landscapes by spreading soil, laying sod and planting, cutting, pruning, spraying, and dusting flowers, grass, shrubs, and trees.


Work: Landscape workers and grounds maintenance labourers perform some or all of the following duties: , Spread top soil, lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and trees and perform other duties to assist with the construction of a landscape and related structures; Cut grass, rake, fertilize and water lawns, weed gardens, prune shrubs and trees and perform other maintenance duties as directed by supervisor; Operate power mowers, tractors, snowblowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws and other landscape maintenance equipment; Spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease; Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments.

Title Examples: Bulb Planter, Cemetery Labourer, Gardening Helper, Golf Course Worker, Grass Cutter, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Landscape Labourer, Maintenance Worker, Parks, Sod Layer, Transplanter

Useful Secondary School subjects: Sciences, Machine Shop, Physical Education, Computer Basics

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma, Associate, Bachelor

Requirements: Some secondary school education may be required. , College training and education may be required to move from the labour aspect of the job to the technical and specialist aspect. , Specialized training may be required. , A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

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