Are you someone who has worked mowing jobs in the past? Or, perhaps you’re currently searching for mowing jobs in Cincinnati, OH? Whether you’ve considered a career outside of mowing before or not, we find that many folks who have worked in mowing can be incredibly successful as a lawn care technician. And there are reasons why you might find it more appealing and rewarding.
In fact, we have quite a number of team members here at Oasis Turf & Tree who have come from mowing jobs and created a successful career as a lawn care technician.
If it’s something that you’re considering, here’s what you ought to know.
1. If You’ve Mowed Lawns Professionally, You’re Probably a Good Fit for a Lawn Care Technician
Coming in, we find that folks who have primarily focused on mowing in the past might be a little bit intimidated by the roles and responsibilities of lawn care technicians. But here’s the thing—if you’re someone who enjoys being outdoors (which we’re guessing you do), likes working on lawns, and enjoys talking to customers, then you’re very likely going to be a great fit. We care more about hiring hardworking people who want to be part of a team than we do hiring folks who have a ton of experience.
The truth is, we can teach you the technical side.
We have incredibly supportive training and help our lawn care technicians to become true lawn care experts. Team members tell us that they appreciate the fact that they become “experts in the field.”
2. There is a Lot More Freedom as a Lawn Care Technician
The next thing that you ought to know is that lawn care technician jobs can have a lot of benefits over mowing jobs. One of the big ones that our team members have expressed to us is the fact that they now have a lot more freedom. Instead of feeling at the mercy of a crew leader, you are now running your own route with your own van.
You are managing your own day and taking ownership of what you do.
What we’ve heard from folks who have previously worked mowing jobs is that they felt as though they were putting in all the grunt work while someone else ordered them around all day. That’s no longer the case as a lawn care technician for Oasis Turf & Tree. This is a huge (and welcomed) change for a lot of people.
3. There is More Stability (and Growth Opportunities) as a Lawn Care Technician
Another benefit is the stability that you will experience as a lawn care technician.
You can work more of the year and even have the opportunity to work year-round. At Oasis Turf & Tree, we are unique in that we don’t have a bare-bones staff in the off-season. We use the off-season for additional training and for work on the equipment. We’re also focused on gearing up for a new and successful season.
There is also more stability in terms of career opportunities.
With a lawn care technician career comes better benefits, more money, and more opportunity for growth if that’s something you’re seeking. Over the years, lawn care technicians have grown into team leader roles or even production manager roles, if climbing the career ladder was something they were interested in.
4. Lawn Care Careers Can Be Incredibly Rewarding
There are a lot of aspects of a lawn care career that can be incredibly rewarding. Team members have told us that getting started on a lawn that’s struggling with bare spots or weeds and being responsible for completely transforming it into a lawn that is lush, green, and healthy—and that homeowners are thanking them for—is truly enjoyable.
At Oasis Turf & Tree, we always say that we’re in the business of “solving problems,” and it feels good to be able to provide a service that helps homeowners here in Cincinnati, OH. By being the experts at what we do, we’re also able to take away our clients’ worries and that’s rewarding, too. It makes us feel like we’re making a difference in our local community.
You might be able to relate to that from mowing jobs, too. Transforming a lawn that is overgrown and in need of a cut into a well-trimmed lawn is something that you’ve likely taken pride in. While it’s important to recognize that lawn care is more of a process (it doesn’t happen overnight) with that comes even more commitment and care. When you’ve been with a lawn through its entire transformation process and are responsible for growing thick and healthy grass where it was previously struggling, it’s a good feeling!
5. You Can Have a Lawn Care Career That You Love
We think it’s important to love where you work. After all, you spend a lot of your time at your workplace (or out in the field). But sadly, close to half of Americans say they aren’t happy where they work. When this happens, research has shown it can affect your social life, impact your sleep, and even hurt your immune system!
Yes, a career is about earning money and supporting yourself (and possibly a family). But, we truly believe you deserve to enjoy where you work, too
At Oasis Turf & Tree, we find that our team really does love working here.
Some of the reasons that they have given are the family/team environment, ongoing company improvement, being appreciated and treated with respect, and being part of something special. Of course, team members also love the opportunities for growth and quality pay and benefits, which we’ve already discussed.
We really do have a great team culture here at Oasis Turf & Tree. That’s something that we feel companies often like to talk about but they fail to come through on truly “walking the walk.” However, our management is incredibly committed to getting to know the team members on a personal basis and cares about them on a deeper level. The management consistently goes above-and-beyond with special activities like sports outings, company cook-outs, and more.
Even during the pandemic, when it has been more difficult to have these team-building activities, Oasis Turf & Tree management has made a serious effort to care for its team. It’s more than just something we like to talk about. We truly want the best for the people who make up the Oasis family.
Making the Switch from Mowing Job to Lawn Care Career
If you’re someone who has been considering a switch from a mowing job, then we’d love to hear from you. At Oasis Turf & Tree, we are always looking for good people to join our team. We know that it’s our people that make us successful and we are constantly looking for hardworking folks who love being outdoors and would enjoy working with our clients. If that’s you, then we invite you to reach out today!
If you’re looking for a place to work where you will be valued for your contributions, then a career with Oasis might be the right choice for you. You can find out more about a career with Oasis on our website along with the job listings we have available.