Landscape technicians manage, design and maintain landscaped properties. This includes growing and transplanting a variety of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and construction of hardscapes. They follow plans and specifications, inspecting and directing the planting of landscape material associated with improvement, beautification and erosion control.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Grow, maintain and transplant flowers, shrubs and trees
- Assist in all aspects of garden maintenance including hedging, pruning, weed control, pest and disease control, basic irrigation and water feature maintenance
- Maintain and install sprinkler systems and complete water feature maintenance
- Construct walkways, walls and small foot bridges
- Follow blueprints and specifications of landscaped designs
- Create and adhere to various watering and feeding schedules specific to plants needs
- Plan new growth planting patterns in distinct seasonal changes
- Identify and eliminate detrimental insects, pests or diseases
- Adhere to a predetermined budget
- Operate a variety of mechanical equipment
- Apply chemicals if certified
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education
- focus on science, particularly plant science, biology, botany, earth science and geography
An associate degree in landscape horticulture, turf grass, plant science, soil science, agronomy, biology or related field is required. Depending on your job responsibilities, certifications may be required to apply certain materials like chemical pesticides.