Lawn and Gardening Service Owners

Lawn Service Worker Cuts Grass

Lawn and gardening service owners maintain the lawns of residential and commercial properties. They cut grass and shrubbery, clean yards, and treat grass with fertilizer and insecticides. They may also landscape, which involves the arrangement of lawns, trees, and bushes. There are nearly 1.1 million people employed in the grounds maintenance industry.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Own and operate businesses that provide lawncare and related services to residential and commercial customers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Lawn care service experience required
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Organizational
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Lawncare Service Franchise Owner or Landscape Architect
  • Experienced Lawn and Gardening Service Owner
  • Lawn and Gardening Service Owner
  • Landscape Service Technician