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192553 / Lead Landscape/Garden Designer
Peterson Lawn Services

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Contingent on your level of experience
Are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Peterson Lawn & Landscaping Services (sister company to Peterson Salt & Water Treatment) is on the look-out for a highly creative, well-organized plant visionary to help design our customers' dream gardens.

What We Look For:

The candidate chosen for this managerial position will work collaboratively alongside the business owner, assisting him with day-to-day garden project execution to ensure smooth operation, and enjoys working outdoors. He or she has acquired a meticulous eye for details and strong artistic abilities (or at the very least understands basic principles, like color theory and spacial relativity). Must be a receptive people person equipped with great rapport and strong communication skills.

Our ideal candidate not only possesses substantial leadership qualities and feels comfortable training new landscapers, but also has a friendly and easygoing attitude. Additionally, it is essential that this full-time career opportunity is filled by a knowledgeable applicant who is well-versed in ecological conditions and how they can affect a proposed garden/landscape design.

Job Responsibilities:

Meet with potential clients to discuss gardening and landscaping designs

Responsibly oversee project progression and maintain organization to secure timely project completion

Generate price estimates for ongoing summer projects and routine yard upkeep

Provide labor and professional expertise for landscaping tasks (weeding, trimming, mulching, deadheading, transplanting, brush clearing, edging, garden installation, etc...)

Good at providing clear instruction and guidance when training new crew members to use proper cultivation practices

Effectively administer timelines, material budgeting and client documents

Design new garden areas, annual pots, and winter containers
Required education:

High school or equivalent

Required experience:

Professional Gardening and Landscaping: 2 years
Customer Service: 3 years
Valid MN Driver's License


Punctual, reliable, and highly self-motivated

Excellent plant knowledge and identification skills

Patient, courteous and genuine in all customer interactions

Produces clean, high quality work in a time-efficient manner

Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Flexible and open to learning new systems of operation

Physically able to work in hot, humid weather conditions

Basic understanding of how much plants, materials, and labor will cost

At least 2 years experience professional lawn care and/or landscaping


Ability to lift over 25 lbs., operate heavy machinery and maintain lawn equipment is preferred, but not required

College education in horticulture, ecology or landscape design is preferred, but not required

Previous management experience is preferred, but not required

Spanish-proficiency is preferred, but not required

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Hopkins, MN
Architecture, Construction Management, Horticulture, Plant Science, Project Management
Full-Time Entry Level
Legally authorized to work in the US for any employer
Senior, Graduate/Professional Student, Alumni
Certificate, Associate, Bachelors, Masters
All Majors

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1415 5th St. S.

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