Lawn and Gardening Service Owners

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 about 1 million people employed in the grounds maintenance industry.

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

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