The High Line in New York City by world renowned landscaper James Cornen. The High Line located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side has become a top tourist destination in New York where tourists and local New Yorkers can experience the wide variety of plants and appreciate the environment even in the concrete jungle of New York. It is an inherently a green structure that revived an old infrastructure specifically on old railway that was turned into a sustainable and green park. It acts as a green roof which generally retains as much water as possible to be shared by all the plants in the park.

responsibilities of a Landscaper

So the question is how does a landscaper turn the old railway infrastructure into a beautiful environment friendly park? Through the cultivation and landscape, the landscaper keeps the park at tip top shape through planting the flowers, caring for the shrubs, repairing the structures, and maintaining the building itself. Landscapers are not only for parks like the High Line but are also for buildings like the Bullit Centre in Seattle which is supposed to last for 250 years through solar power and rainwater and the Bank of America where landscapers built it with renewable materials and reuse rain and waste water in the building which provides a lot of natural light due to the way the windows were made.

To keep all those structures in tip top shape, the landscapers of those respective structures must perform groundskeeping and maintenance duties daily to preserve the structures and prolong the lifespan of each structure. Basically checking on the wires, cleaning the building, and checking for any damages that may have affected the building in any way. A landscaper must also keep the lawn in check when needed the landscaper must mow the lawn to keep the beauty and cleanliness of the structures. The landscaper must also tend to the flowerbed, shrubs, and bushes they have planted before that add to the beauty of each structure. In addition, they must care for these by adding pesticide and water to the plants to ensure the life of the plants and that they become old and strong as the years go by.

Also their responsibility is a whole year job when winter comes they must be able to shovel all the snow out of the building to keep the plants alive and make the structures look clean. Perform maintenance such as fixing fountains, applying plaster and other duties. They must rake leaves in Autumn, and tend to the shrubs and pull the weeds. Acting as an all around caretaker of the structure, they must install the cement, water, lighting, and water plants and grass as needed.

A landscapers job is not an easy one but they are the ones that make the landscapes we cherish beautiful all days of the year. These responsibilities are no joke and are essential to keep these green structures up and running. All in all, these responsibilities of a landscaper are what holds the beauty of the structure and makes them shine even brighter all the time.