How To Become A Groundskeeper

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Executive Summary

More and more people, businesses, and organizations are seeking attractively designed and well-maintained gardens, lawns, and grounds to make a positive impression and increase the value of their properties. Groundskeepers perform a variety of tasks to create a functional and appealing outdoor environment for many different outdoor and indoor environments. Most groundskeepers learn their skills on the job, but an increasing amount of employers are seeking candidates that have formal education in areas such as horticulture, landscape design, and business management. Employment of groundskeepers is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 18% from 2006 to 2016. The increasing demand for lawn care and landscaping services and increased construction will drive job growth.

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