Landscaping Assistant (Introduction to Landscaping)

Training Program

Duration: 9 weeks
Prerequisite: None

Training Program start date

January 2022

Landscaping Assistant

Landscaping Assistants are an entry-level into becoming landscaping technicians. You will learn a variety of skills in this program such as, various soil types, aggregates, ground preparation, water feature construction, sprinkler installation, sod installation, tree, scrub and flower planting, drainage, grading, paver installation and landscaping maintenance.

What does OMNIA's Landscaping Assistant
program includes:

OMNIA Training's Landscaping Assistant is a 9-week training program that covers essential aspects of basic landscaping. The training program includes the coverage of the following topics:

Introduction to Basic Landscaping: Includes coverage on landscaping safety regulations and standards, job site safety analysis, basic knowledge on procedures and concepts of landscaping.

Hands-on field training: Students will be trained to demonstrate proficiency in sod installation, base preparation, paving stone and edging installation, sod and seed installation and other landscaping tasks and procedures.

Training Program Outline:

CSTS 2020 with WHMIS 

Standard First Aid and CPR

Fall Protection

Confined Space

Ground Disturbance

Line Locating

Hazard Assessment and Controls Course

OH&S Legislation Course

Worker Competency Course

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Course

Heavy Lifting Procedures

Right To Refuse Unsafe Work Course

Emergency Preparedness and Response Course

Workplace Harassment Course

Environmental Spills Course

Incident Response and Reporting Course

Incident Investigation Course

Traffic Control and Working in Residential Areas

Working Around Heavy Equipment Course

Working with Other Contractors

Portable Power Tools Course

Cutting Tools Course

Pre-Trip Inspection

Cargo Securement

Weights and Dimensions


Skid Steer Basic Operations

Mini Excavator Basic Operations

One-Call Utility Locating

Excavating To Expose Existing Utilities Course

Gas Line: Damage Prevention and Response

Telecom Line: Damage Prevention and Response

Powerline: Damage Prevention and Response Course

Spray Paint and Walk Through

Understanding Construction Drawings

Hole Covering Procedures

Interlocking Paver Installation Course

Landscaping Horticulture Basics Course

Sod Installation and Grass Seed Installation (Remediation)

Work Conditions

The standard work week for landscaping assistants is 40 hours (8 hours a day, 5 days a week). As with many careers in construction, there are peak periods that will require you to work overtime. The number of additional hours you work each week depends on the construction sector and region you work in, and will vary from one job to the next.

As a Landscaping Assistant, you may work indoors or outdoors, alone or with a team of construction professionals. The work can be strenuous and may involve considerable lifting, carrying and bending. You may also spend time designing landscapes and advising customers.

As with all careers in the construction industry, safety is the top priority. Landscaping assistants are trained to work safely and take special precautions to protect against injury.


As a Landscaping Assistant, your duties may include:

  • Planting, transplanting and maintaining flowers, plants, and greenhouse and nursery stock
  • Installing rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, fences, planters and playground equipment
  • Installing, operating and maintaining watering systems
  • Seeding, sodding and caring for lawns
  • Trimming and pruning hedges, trees and shrubs
  • Identifying plant diseases and insect problems
  • Applying fertilizers and pesticides
  • Consulting with clients on landscape designs, and plant selection and care

Potential Job Opportunities

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Landscaping Assistant

A landscaping assistant's day to day duties and responsibilities are never the same each day. It is determined by where they work as there are many core tasks associated with the role. In this training program, we will teach you to demonstrate skills to secure employment. Interested? Contact Us for Pricing

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