Gardener

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:                       Gardener

Directly Reports To:      Office Manager

Status:                          Hourly

Description

Is responsible for maintaining the upkeep of all plants, grass and property grounds to create a safe pleasant environment.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Care for established lawns. Also mow and trim around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees and weeds, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Gather and remove litter from grounds and empty garbage into dumpsters.
  • Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.
  • Plant and maintain flower beds including dead heading plants.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, and other grounds features.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and weed string trimmers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Recommended Qualifications and Skills

  • Maintaining equipment and irrigation systems.
  • Must have plant knowledge including care and varieties of plants, flowers and grass.
  • Ability to mix and apply fertilizers and chemicals to the plants, flowers, weeds and grass.
  • Must have knowledge and ability to do basic landscaping.

 

Requirements

  • Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions and be on your feet for entire shift.
  • Ability to be able to stand and/or walk for duration of shift. Must be able to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Experience

  • Minimum of six months gardening experience preferred but not mandatory.

 

 

 

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