Groundsman maintaining the bowling green

Greenkeeper

Greenkeepers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Overview

Greenkeepers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Day-to-day

  • preparing seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and top dressing lawns
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences and surrounding gardens.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,135 / week
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Moderate
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