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Become A Lawn Specialist

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Working As A Lawn Specialist

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $28,362

    Average Salary

What Does A Lawn Specialist Do At Trugreen

providing service to residential and commercial customers by making timely lawn applications; aerating lawns; diagnosing and correcting lawn problems through service calls and other customer communications; explaining, educating and selling services to new and existing customers; drives company vehicle; completes required production forms and customer instructions; selling/up selling services to customers; measures the lawn of potential customers; performs a daily three minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment; completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms; maintains vehicle and equipment; assists in maintaining cleanliness of the

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How To Become A Lawn Specialist

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.

Education

Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.

The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.

The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.

The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.

Training

A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.

Advancement

Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.

Important Qualities

Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.

Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.

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Top Skills for A Lawn Specialist

LawnsDriveGranularFertilizerCustomerServiceCallsDriveCompanyVehicleNewSalesFormsSafetyProceduresProductionReportsIn-PersonServiceCallsCustomerInvoiceFormsCurrentCustomersVehicleInspectionReportCancel/SkipNoticesLabelInstructionsPotentialCustomersPesticideApplicatorProductionFormsAccurateCostCustomerLocationsTrugreenGeneralMaintenance

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Top Lawn Specialist Skills

  1. Lawns Drive
  2. Granular Fertilizer
  3. Customer Service Calls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Apply liquid and granular fertilizer and weed control.
  • Fielded an average of 20 customer service calls per day.
  • Drive company vehicles daily to customers locations.
  • Apply fertilizers and other products to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions.
  • Complete production reports, new sales forms, customer invoices forms, daily vehicle inspection report

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