LANDSCAPE & HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN
HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGIST, HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST, HORTICULTURIST, PLANT DOCTOR, PLANTSCAPE TECHNICIAN, LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURIST, PLANT CARE TECHNICIAN, HARDSCAPE INSTALLER/SPECIALIST, SOFTSCAPE INSTALLER/SPECIALIST, ORNAMENTAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN, TURF MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, IRRIGATION SPECIALIST, RETAIL HORTICULTURIST
- Spread top soil, lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and trees, and perform other duties to assist with the construction or maintenance of a landscape
- Cut grass, rake, aerate, dethatch, fertilize, and water lawns, weed gardens, prune shrubs and trees, and perform other maintenance duties as directed by a supervisor
- Maintain lawns and grass along roadsides
- Monitor plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse crops
- Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes
- Operate landscaping equipment such as walk behind mowers, commercial mowers, push mowers, string trimmers, and leaf blowers
In Ontario, the median annual wage for a Landscape & Horticulture Technician is $39,520. Pending experience, responsibilities, location, hours of work, and qualifications a Landscape & Horticulture Technician can expect to make between $32,240 and $57,283.
HOW DO I BECOME A LANDSCAPE AND GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN?
HOW DO I BECOME A CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE AND GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN?
- Plant science, botany and plant identification
- Plant material and plant-handling techniques
- Plant propagation techniques and plant production
- Turf grass management
- Landscape construction
- Pest management
- Landscape equipment maintenance
- Irrigation (components, pipe layout and spray rates)
- Site layout, and grading and drainage
- Project management
- Workplace communication and applied trade mathematics
- Applied safety procedures and first aid