Landscaper Resume & Cover Letter [+Job Description, Skills]

Updated: April 28, 2023

A landscaper’s resume is a highlight of your skills, experiences, and achievements.

In order to create a good resume, you should divide your resume into different sections such as summary, skills, experience, and education.

Use short bullet points under each section to make your resume eye-grabbing.

Take a look at the following resume example of a landscaper resume to see how we can write an effective resume:

See also: Landscaper Cover Letter Sample

Landscaper Resume Example

Cecil Eldred
McDonough, GA
(000) 745-8521
celd @ email . com


• Results-driven and organized individual with 5+ years of hands-on experience in the landscaping and gardening arena.
• A highly effective team player who is able to motivate others.
• Track record of success in creative landscaping and grounds maintenance work.
• Well-versed in operating vehicles and powered equipment to handle cultivating and maintaining large areas of land.
• Creative mind aimed at shaping plants and bushes in accordance with specified design specifications.
• Skilled at planting trees, shrubs, and grass in harmony with natural elements and seasons.
• Extensive knowledge of handling fertilizers and insecticides by following best practices and safety procedures.

– Landscape design – Lawn care
– Hand/power tools
– Rockery, Weeding, and Irrigation
– Grounds maintenance – Arm-hand steadiness
– Multi-limb coordination – Manual dexterity

• Created an entire Disney-themed park by molding shrubbery and grass, within record time for the park’s opening.
• Introduced the concept of “irrigation canal first”, which saved the company $10,000 in annual watering projects.
• Led a team of 40 landscape workers to prune and trim trees within a record time of 3 days, to be prepared for an annual company event.
• Prepared a manual on proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and fountains, now used as the “maintenance bible” of the company.


Landscaping Worker
MTT Landscaping, McDonough, GA
• Analyze the need for landscaping and grounds maintenance by performing detailed inspections
• Plant shrubs, trees, plants, and hedges using shears and pruners
• Mold existing shrubs, trees, and planes to create innovative designs
• Install irrigation and sprinkler systems for appropriate watering of plants and trees
• Mowed lawns using power mowers and hand-watered small areas of greenery
• Care for established lawns by performing weeding, grubbing, mulching, and aerating duties
• Clear debris and litter off grounds, parking areas, and driveways
• Mix and spray fertilizers and insecticides on planted grass, shrubs, and trees
• Perform minor repair and maintenance duties on sidewalks, fountains, and planters

Landscaping Worker
Sammy’s Plants, McDonough, GA
• Raked, mowed, and plowed lawns, by following express instructions
• Cleared lawns of litter and debris and ensured that both were disposed of properly
• Assisted in planting shrubs, flowers, and trees
• Provided support in aerating, mulching, and digging duties
• Procured seeds, bulbs, and foliage from designated nurseries
• Handled plants and tree watering and trimming duties

Associate of Science Degree in Horticulture 
AAA College, McDonough, GA

Landscaper Duties & Responsibilities

  • Confer with clients to determine their specific lawn care and landscaping requirements.
  • Provide suggestions about the different possible ways in which assigned grounds or lawns can be created in an aesthetic manner.
  • Perform lawn inspections to determine landscaping possibilities and care requirements.
  • Create estimates for outlined lawn care projects, and present them to clients to obtain approvals.
  • Post-approval, arrange for materials, supplies, and equipment to be made available to start the project.
  • Mow lawns using hand mowers and electric ones, and cut greens by using both hand and power tools.
  • Plant flowers, grass, and shrubs as part of the landscaping project, ensuring that they are aesthetically placed.
  • Apply fertilizer to the ground to ensure that plants and trees grow in a proper manner.
  • Trim trees, shrubs, and bushes to give them an aesthetically pleasing look, in accordance with the specified landscaping plan.
  • Install lawn furniture, rock, cement, and lights, and ensure the maintenance and upkeep of all of them.

Landscaper Skills for Resume

Hard Skills

  • Mulching
  • Aerating
  • Weeding
  • Grubbing
  • Watering
  • Spraying fertilizers and insecticides
  • Mowing and edging lawns and green areas
  • Using power mowers and edgers
  • Planting seeds, bulbs, grass, and trees
  • Preparing and decorating green areas
  • Following landscaping designs
  • Pruning and trimming trees and shrubs

Soft Skills

  • Aesthetic sense
  • Creativity
  • Physical stamina
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork

Landscaper Cover Letter Sample

April 28, 2023

Mr. David Cunningham
Human Resources Manager 
Lori Lane Personnel Services
2800 Ermines Way
McDonough, GA 28390

Dear Mr. Cunningham:

In response to your landscaper job posting on your website, I am enclosing my resume for your consideration. I believe that my professional skills coupled with extensive landscaping experience make me the best contender.

My core competencies include:

  • Operating and controlling landscaping and grounds maintenance machinery
  • Artistically shaping vast grounds and lawns
  • Installing and using complex irrigation systems
  • Leading maintenance and landscaping workers
  • Using fertilizers and pesticides, in conjunction with set safety standards.

I would welcome an opportunity to discuss how my background and strengths can help me contribute significantly to your company,

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon.


Jack Lantern
(000) 999-6754

(Enc: Resume)