Landscape & Grounds Technician A large private estate in Bedford, NY is seeking a responsible grounds technician to assist in the maintenance of its grounds and gardens. The estate provides for a unique experience with turf areas, gardens, water features and orchards. Duties & Responsibilities: · Turf mowing & maintenance · Turf reseeding & topdressing · Fertilizing · Weed & insect control · Planting and transplanting of various plant material · Pruning & chainsaw work · Monitor irrigation system and report any problems. · Hand water newly planted trees & shrubs · Work in conjunction with other staff on large projects throughout the property. Requirements and Skills: · Degree or certification in horticulture or turf is preferred or a minimum of 3 years, hands-on experience. · Ability to identify pests and disease, and implement IPM strategies. · Must be self-motivated, able to manage time efficiently and execute tasks independently. · Safely operate tools, vehicles, and specialized equipment. · Driver’s license. · Ability to lift 50 pounds and to perform strenuous labor in all weather conditions Competitive salary and benefits package offered, commensurate with experience.
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