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Efficient Landscaping Tech

Career Overview

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.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are very likely in the future. With a
8% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • No formal educational credential
  • No work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management
  • Greenhouse Operations and Management
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Ornamental Horticulture

What does a typical day look like?

  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
  • Operate grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.