• laying patio pavers
  • Landscapers build, plant, and maintain gardens, parks, and other outdoor spaces.  In addition to working with plants, landscapers also install hardscaping.
  • Is Landscaping right for you?  Do you like to....​

    • Work outdoors
    • Care for plants?
    • Be physically active?
    • Work with your hands?

    ...then a career as a Landscaper might be for you!

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  • About landscapers

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  • What landscapers do What landscapers do

    • Plant & maintain gardens, bushes, trees, and other plants

     

    • Seed & maintain lawns

     

    • Apply lawn treatments such as fertilizers & pesticides

     

    • Implement & maintain watering systems

     

    • Diagnose diseases and pests that could be harming plants

     

    • Install fountains, ponds, patios, playground equipment, rock gardens, and other non-plant items that may be added to a lawn

     

    • ​​Advise clients on their landscape’s design, including plant selection and maintenance
  • Working conditions Working conditions

    • Residential, commercial or industrial sites
    • Mostly outdoor
    • Sometimes work in inclement weather
    • Work mostly at ground level
    • Requires bending, kneeling and lifting
  • Where landscapers work Where landscapers work

    • Self-employed
    • Residential buildings
    • Commercial buildings
    • Recreational areas

     

  • Work schedule Work schedule

    • Weather can impact construction timelines
    • Schedule is typically 40 hours (8 hours/day, 5 days/week), but varies from job to job and may require overtime
  • Career path

  • CPI students setting up pavers
  • What it takes to become a landscaper What it takes to become a landscaper

    Education/Training
     
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • On the job training
    • Vocational schools
    • May require formal education and/or certifications
    • 4 year degree programs available
  • Skills needed Skills needed

    • Team player
    • Ability to troubleshoot
    • Design skills
    • Spatial skills
    • Ability to work on feet all day
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Communication skills
    • Customer service skills