Landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors and managers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of landscaping, interior plantscaping, lawn care and tree service establishments
B. Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
C. Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
D. Organize and direct the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
E. Hire and supervise staff
F. Maintain financial and personnel records.
1. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 82.0%
1. A college diploma or specialized courses in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.
2. Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.
3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers is $15.26/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.