A lush, healthy lawn adds beauty to a community, value to a home or business, and benefits to the environment; but healthy lawns don’t just happen. They require knowledge, care, and attention. They are best brought to life and nurtured by lawn care professionals. These knowledgeable stewards of the environment mow, plant, water, fertilize, aerate, weed, and more to help lawns flourish in residential and corporate settings. This is an excellent career for those who enjoy working independently outdoors in varying weather conditions, like establishing the pace of their work, seeing the results of their efforts, and embrace the opportunity to interface with customers.
Lawn Care Technician Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
Secondary education is required for certification. Associate's degrees or bachelor's degrees in agricultural science, horticulture, or business help in advancing to supervisory positions.
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Cam Cundiff, Lawn Care Technician
After graduating college with a degree in accounting and business administration, Cam was dead set on seeking a job at a public accounting firm. After landing one, he soon realized he wanted to have more of a direct impact on the performance of the company he worked for.