Lawn care specialists are in charge of mowing grass, applying fertilizers and pest controls, trimming hedges and trees, and planting flowers. They must maintain their clients’ lawns at places such as private homes, hospitals, corporate properties, and schools.
To help you find the best candidate, we have created a Lawn Care Specialist Job Description. It includes all the duties and responsibilities and all the qualifications a lawn care specialist should have. This template aims to make creating and posting your job temple as easy and as fast as possible. You can do this by using our VIVAHR’s recruiting software. Our applicant tracking system helps you have a more efficient hiring process.
Why it’s important
Attention to detail
Having a great eye for detail can help you identify if a plant is not healthy or if the grass needs work, or hedges need trimming. Paying great attention to the yard you are in charge of, means you’ll never be too late to act on a crisis.
Customer service is an important skill to have. Being friendly and helpful to your clients makes them feel like they can trust you. Good customer service means you are ready to answer any relevant questions, offer help and excellent services and build a strong relationship with a client.
Modifying visible features within the garden and making the overall garden beautiful and inviting is also a skill. You should have a good sense of what flower, grass, a tree should be planted where and why. A good landscaper is also a good visualizer.
You should be able to know how long certain tasks will take, whether it’s trimming hedges or planting flowers and fertilizing them. It’s good to have a sense of how much time you need for each task, in order to plan out your day accordingly.
Driving is a necessary skill to have because you will be required to deliver certain plants and plant them and carry a lot of equipment with you. Having a driver's license will make doing this easier for you.
We are searching for a lawn care specialist to join our team. The responsibilities for this position include maintaining the client’s yards, mowing grass, trimming hedges, applying pesticides, and ensuring the yard keeps its aesthetic.
A successful lawn care specialist works well in a team and on your own, has great knowledge of plants, all the lawn care tools and equipment, and has good stamina and strength. Our ideal candidate is someone with previous experience and a high school diploma with a great eye for detail.
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Technical Skills and Knowledge
To become a lawn care specialist you don’t need much more than a high school diploma, but having a degree in landscaping or horticulture or having some previous experience is a plus.
The average pay for a lawn care specialist is $31,730 per year, meaning $15.26 per hour. This can vary anywhere between $10.96 and $23.23 per hour, based on place of employment and previous experience, and background.
Landscaping means, designing and constructing gardens in order to create a usable outdoor space. Landscaping includes both softscaping and hardscaping. Hardscaping includes the use of stone and woodwork to make fire pits, decks, walls, and so on.
A good landscape can increase property value, so this can be an investment. The cost depends on what the client demands are, how big the project is and what choice of material you are getting. So it can sometimes be expensive but that all depends on the client. Having someone good and trustworthy take care of your lawn means treating them well and paying them the amount they work for.
Not all days are the same, depending on which tasks you are required to do, you can have each day be different than the last one. You can be required to trim the hedges and mow the grass on one day and then plant flowers and fertilize them the next, so this isn’t necessarily a job that has routine days.