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35 Landscaping Interview Questions

By: Elisabeth Walter

Question 1 of 35
Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?
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To save you time and frustration, it's important to be able to visualize and plan how you want a yard. It's also important to communicate with your team and the customer about what needs to be done. Landscapers are artists and planners. They can visualize what will look good, but they also need the input of their team and the client to make it come together. Share how you are able to conceptualize what needs to happen before taking action.

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Question 2 of 35
Do you have experience working with little to no supervision?
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In the workplace, there is a delicate balance between being independent and working well in a team. As someone who works well independently, you will need to be able to self-manage. This means you can make good judgments and decisions on your own, without having to ask for help. Of course, there will be times when you need assistance or support from your boss or team. However, you want to show that you can be trusted to get your work done and communicate when you need help. Give an example of a time when you were trusted to handle a project for you to complete on your own. Explain how you were able to meet the deadline and complete the tasks required of you. If you needed help from the team, talk about how you all worked together or how you learned to delegate tasks to others, communicating what you needed from them along the way.
Question 3 of 35
How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?
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The interviewer wants to hear that you are reliable and can be depended on to arrive on time. They understand that life happens, and they want to hear how you will handle it. Show that you are responsible and that you can communicate with your team about any changes that might occur in your daily schedule due to unexpected circumstances.

Question 4 of 35
How do you adapt to changes at work?
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When you are working with a team to satisfy customer needs, things can change quickly on the job! Your customer may have asked for one thing, but later change their minds. You will need to be able to relax and learn to expect changes. Your schedule could change to accommodate a customer demanding that a project is finished a week early, requiring you to work longer hours. You could have to dig up plants that your customer specifically requested because they decided they wanted something different instead. Your boss may also ask you to take on more responsibility, requesting you lead the team while he is on vacation. Whatever the case may be, share that you stay positive and calm. You can adjust to any changes or obstacles that get thrown in your path.

Question 5 of 35
How would your previous employer describe you?
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Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics the interviewer will find most valuable, reviewing the job description if you need ideas. Consider sharing an example of each of these traits in action!

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Elisabeth Walter
Elisabeth Walter has over five years of experience in the corporate recruiting world. More recently, she has been freelance writing for the past two years. You can reach out to Elisabeth by visiting her LinkedIn profile, at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabethwalter/
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 02/27/2014
Last modified on: 08/22/2018

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About Landscaping

September 17th, 2018

We have broken down our landscaping interview questions into three job categories: landscape laborer, team leader, and designer. Our interview questions start with general interview questions that will test a candidate's reliability and work ethic. Landscaping is a seasonal job and turnover is very high. Companies will want to make sure they hire a candidate that commits for the entire season.

An interview for a team leader position on a landscaping crew will be more challenging. An interviewer will ask leadership style interview questions to learn how you dealt with various teamwork situations in the past. The interviewer will want to know how passionate and motivated you are with landscaping. They will test your lawn care and equipment knowledge by asking skill related questions. For example, "How do you stripe a lawn? Do you have experience using both walk-behind and zero-turn mowers? When have you worked outside in the heat before?"

Prepare for your interview in advance by researching the company. Know which regions and cities they serve before you walk into the interview. You may also want to review landscaping terms and techniques and learn a little bit about the plants that are native to your area. Good luck on your interview! For more landscaping questions, be sure to visit our Landscape Architect interview questions.