Contractors and supervisors, landscaping,
grounds maintenance and horticulture services
Contractors and supervisors in landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services plan, organize, direct and control the operations of landscaping, interior plantscaping, lawn care and tree service departments and establishments.
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Contractors and supervisors in landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services coordinate and integrate job tasks with teams of landscaping, horticultural and arboricultural supervisors, technicians, specialists and labourers. They direct, lead, supervise and maintain effective interactions between team members to ensure the quality and timely delivery of landscaping and grounds maintenance services, satisfy clients' needs and enhance profitability.
Continuous learning is an integral part of the work of contractors and supervisors in landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services. They are expected to stay abreast of industry trends and further their knowledge of botany, zoology, landscape and plantscape design, construction materials, masonry and maintenance products and equipment. On a day-to-day basis, they learn by talking to colleagues and suppliers, touring trade shows, browsing the Internet and reading trade magazines, professional associations' newsletters, manuals and guides. They also attend conferences, training courses and seminars on topics, such as biological pest control and computer-aided design (CAD) and cost estimation.