A groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining and improving the appearance of outdoor areas on a property. This includes a range of tasks such as lawn care, pruning trees, maintaining gardens, handling snow removal equipment, and managing outdoor lighting. Knowledge of landscaping equipment is essential in ensuring that outdoor areas are well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. A good groundskeeper should possess physical stamina for long periods of work outdoors and frequent lifting. Interpersonal skills are also crucial as they interact with property owners and visitors. Groundskeepers work year-round, and duties can change with the seasons. To be a groundskeeper, a high school diploma or equivalent is required, and some employers may seek candidates with previous experience. Heavy machinery and hand tools knowledge is necessary, along with a basic understanding of electrical and sprinkler systems. Groundskeepers can advance to supervisory roles or specialize in areas such as landscape design or horticulture. Groundskeeper positions can be full-time or part-time, depending on the employer.