8612 – Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures, and to maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, landscaped interiors and other landscaped areas. They are employed by landscaping and lawn care companies, golf courses, cemeteries, and landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments.
Index of titles
Bulb planter – landscaping
Campground maintenance worker
Chemical applicator – lawn care
Golf course labourer
Golf course worker
Grounds maintenance labourer
Grounds maintenance worker
Groundsperson – campground
Landscape gardener helper
Landscape gardening helper
Lawn care labourer
Lawn care worker
Park maintenance labourer
Park maintenance worker
Plant care worker
Plant doctor helper
Snow shoveller – grounds maintenance
Sod laying labourer
Transplanter – landscape maintenance
Tree pruner – landscaping
Tree surgeon helper
Tree trimmer – landscaping
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Spread top soil, lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and trees and perform other duties to assist with the construction of a landscape and related structures
Cut grass, rake, aerate, dethatch, fertilize and water lawns, weed gardens, prune shrubs and trees and perform other maintenance duties as directed by supervisor
Maintain lawns and grass along roadsides
Operate and maintain power mowers, tractors, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, snowblowers and other landscape maintenance equipment
Spray and dust trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control insects and disease
Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments.
Some secondary school education may be required.
A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.
Progression to technical or supervisory occupations in landscaping and horticulture is possible with additional training or experience.
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