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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Gather and remove litter.
    • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
    • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chainsaws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
    • Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
    • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
    • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
    • Use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and to prevent waste.
    • Shovel snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots, and spread salt in those areas.
    • Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.
    • Plan or cultivate lawns or gardens.
    • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
    • Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage.
    • Trim or pick flowers and clean flower beds.
    • Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes.
    • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
    • Mow or edge lawns, using power mowers or edgers.
    • Rake, mulch, and compost leaves.
    • Maintain or repair tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools.
    • Care for artificial turf fields, periodically removing the turf and replacing cushioning pads or vacuuming and disinfecting the turf after use to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
    • Decorate gardens with stones or plants.
    • Install rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment.
    • Care for natural turf fields, making sure the underlying soil has the required composition to allow proper drainage and to support the grasses.
    • Advise customers on plant selection or care.
    • Haul or spread topsoil, or spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
    • Mark design boundaries, and paint natural or artificial turf fields with team logos or names before events.
    • Build forms and mix and pour cement to form garden borders.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 30320/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 14.58/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 46,640
    • Yearly Projected Openings 6,380

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Shovels
    • Rakes
    • Lawnmowers
    • Graders or land levelers
    • Draglines

    Technology

    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Operating system software
    • Office suite software
    • Electronic mail software

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