(Sub-category of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers)
Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: A professional landscaper builds and maintains gardens, parks and other outdoor landscapes. They ensure that plants grow and thrive, clean outdoor facilities and areas, and trim and maintain neat appearances. A geographer would make an excellent landscaper because of their knowledge of the natural flora and fauna of a region. Geographers also are knowledgeable about sustainable landscaping and techniques to conserve water and energy in the community, as well as landscaping’s greater impact on the environment.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Water Management
Skills: Knowledge of water supply & location of recharge zones. Weather. Soil types. Plant knowledge. Conservation. Water rates. Regulations.
Learn more about Landscapers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor:
Written by Kaleigh Shuler