Landscaping Laborer

Industry

Trade and Services

Advert ID

USA_403568

Location

Monroe

Job Type

Contract

Hours

Full-Time

Salary Range

USD20800.00-30000.00 per year

No. of Openings

1

Branch Information

Monroe, LA - (USA) 1669 Louisville Avenue LA Monroe , LA - 71201 Phone : 318-323-4475

ContactNumber

318-323-4475

Job Description

Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive and healthy in order to provide a pleasant outdoor environment. Duties Grounds maintenance workers typically do the following: Mow, edge, and fertilize lawns, Weed and mulch landscape beds, Trim hedges, shrubs, and small trees, Remove dead, damaged, or unwanted trees, Plant flowers, trees, and shrubs, Water lawns, landscapes, and gardens, Monitor and maintain plant health Grounds maintenance workers are generally under the direction of a professional grounds manager and perform a variety of tasks to achieve a pleasant and functional outdoor environment. They also care for indoor gardens and plantings in commercial and public facilities, such as malls, hotels, and botanical gardens. The following are examples of types of grounds maintenance workers: Landscaping workers plant trees, flowers, and shrubs to create new outdoor spaces or upgrade existing ones. They also trim, fertilize, mulch, and water plants. Some grade and install lawns or construct hardscapes such as walkways, patios, and decks. Others help install lighting or sprinkler systems. Landscaping workers are employed in a variety of residential and commercial settings, such as homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping malls, and hotels and motels. Groundskeeping workers, also called groundskeepers, maintain grounds. They care for plants and trees, rake and mulch leaves, and clear snow from walkways. They also see to the proper upkeep of sidewalks, parking lots, fountains, fences, planters, and benches, as well as grounds keeping equipment. Groundskeeping workers who care for athletic fields keep natural and artificial turf in top condition, mark out boundaries, and paint turf with team logos and names before events. They mow, water, fertilize, and aerate the fields regularly. They must ensure that the underlying soil on fields with natural turf has the composition required to allow proper drainage and to support the grass used on the field. In sports venues, they vacuum and disinfect synthetic turf to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and they remove the turf and replace the cushioning pad periodically. Groundskeepers in parks and recreation facilities care for lawns, trees, and shrubs; maintain playgrounds; clean buildings; and keep parking lots, picnic areas, and other public spaces free of litter. They also may erect and dismantle snow fences and maintain swimming pools. These workers inspect buildings and equipment, make needed repairs, and keep everything freshly painted. Some groundskeepers specialize in caring for cemeteries and memorial gardens. They dig graves to specified depths, generally using a backhoe. They mow grass regularly, apply fertilizers and other chemicals, prune shrubs and trees, plant flowers, and remove debris from graves. Greens keepers maintain golf courses. Their work is similar to that of groundskeepers, but they also periodically relocate holes on putting greens and maintain benches and tee markers along the course and provide more intense turf maintenance. In addition, greenskeepers keep canopies, benches, and tee markers repaired and freshly painted. Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators apply herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides on plants or the soil to prevent or control weeds, insects, and diseases. Those who work for chemical lawn or tree service firms are more specialized, inspecting lawns for problems and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals to stimulate growth and prevent or control weeds, diseases, or insect infestations. Tree trimmers and pruners cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to clear utility lines, roads, and sidewalks.