Gardeners are assigned to areas (zones) that they are responsible for the health and appearance of the landscape. The four (4) primary responsibilities are pruning, floral\shrub beds, preventative maintenance, and landscape renovation.
A Gardner is responsible for maintaining the health and appearance of all the floral, shrub, and trees with in their assigned area. This shall include but not limited to chemical applications, weed removal, fertilization, watering, and pruning and removal of plant material. Install and maintain annual and perennial flower beds and develop a preventative maintenance program designed to control pests and diseases. Assist with the design, planning and coordinating of landscape improvements through the landscape manager and architect. Perform scheduled maintenance activities to include but not limited to the support of special events, projects, conferences, and other activities hosted on the campus of Elon University.
A significant portion of the work may be outside in the vicinity of noisy and hazardous grounds equipment. The interior work environment may be moderately noisy and involve shop maintenance tools, equipment and lubricants.
Four years work experience in landscape horticulture or similar field
Associates degree in Horticulture, landscape or turf management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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