If you are looking for a gratifying landscaping job with a reputable company in the Pioneer Valley, look no further. Better View Landscapes is a leading provider of premium landscaping services to customers in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. We are a well-established (stated in 1995) local business, we specialize in landscape design, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial properties. With more than 25 years of experience in the area, we have built a reputation for creative landscape designs, exceptional service, and professional integrity. We look for employees who share these values and want to contribute to the natural beauty of the neighborhoods we serve.

The Better View Difference: Expertise, Convenience, and Integrity

On the Better View Landscapes team, you work side-by-side with some of the best landscaping minds in the industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a full range of landscaping services, from design conceptualization through project completion. Our deep understanding of landscape design and installation allows us to develop gorgeous landscapes with diverse locally sourced plants and premium building materials.

At Better View Landscapes, we understand that people need to feel valued and heard, which is why we offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and an encouraging work environment. With open, direct communication and operational transparency, we ensure that any concerns from employees and customers alike are addressed quickly and professionally. We want our employees to look forward to coming to work every day because we know that happy employees lead to satisfied customers. Better View Landscapes has become one of the area’s most successful landscaping companies thanks to the hard work of our employees, who are dedicated to creating beautiful, lasting landscapes in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Pioneer Valley.

You’ll Love Working With Better View Landscapes

On the Better View Landscapes team, you will enjoy personalized career support for your professional development. We know that our reputation for excellence is a direct result of our employees’ dedication to creating beautiful landscapes. That’s why we strive to create an enriching and supportive work environment, where employees are encouraged to pursue fulfilling career goals. In addition, we offer higher than average pay for the area, 401k options, paid vacation, paid time off, and paid holidays. Some of our team members are able to work year-round doing snow removal and other work in the off-season. All of our employees receive company uniforms and safety gear, and we ensure that employees are paid for travel time to and from each job.

We are proud to provide exceptional landscape design, installation, and maintenance services to loyal customers in and around the Pioneer Valley. Our extensive service area includes:

Design build services only

View Our Current Landscaping Jobs in Northampton, Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley

Better View Landscapes offers a variety of career opportunities for those who enjoy working outdoors in nature and wish to enhance their knowledge of the natural world.  Better View Landscapes offers landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. We are currently hiring for:

Seasonal Full/Part-Time Field Staff

Better View Landscapes is hiring full and part-time landscape field staff to assist without fall operations. (Fall cleanups, Gutter cleaning, landscape installations.  We provide on-the-job training and a friendly workplace.

The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and possess a desire to learn and build skills in the field. This candidate must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as able to collaborate with others on the team.

Positions are Seasonal Full/Part-time from Now thru the end of Fall, with the option of being on-call throughout the winter for snow removal.  Applicants who are interested in full-season work are preferred. 

Responsibilities:

  • Caring for residential and commercial client landscapes
  • Assist in the creation of new or the renovation of existing landscape beds
  • Caring for the perennials, grasses, shrubs
  • Weeding
  • Pruning, shearing of landscape plants
  • Fall clean-ups
  • Work with hand tools and basic light machineries such as powered edgers and leaf blowers

Requirements:

  • Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively and efficiently, able to follow directions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness/ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, with a positive attitude
  • Clean and professional appearance
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to lift 60+ lbs consistently
  • Available to work a varied schedule (including Saturdays)
  • Stand and bend for 8 hours or more a day
  • A commitment to the safe operation of each work task
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Provide your own steel toe footwear

Job Types: Full/Part Time *Seasonal* Now through the end of Fall

Salary: Starting at $18.00 to $20.00 /hour,  based on experience, licensing/certifications, and skill set. 

Benefits: Free drinks and snacks! (company fridge fully stocked), safety gear, company uniforms, training, and a good, friendly working environment with guidance from industry experts (our team leads have been with the company 2-10+ yrs). 

Better View Landscapes has excellent opportunities for experienced Snow service professionals who love snow as much as we do and are committed to maintaining properties in a safe and professional manner. 

Better View Landscapes offers competitive pay, and an option to join our team in the growing season.

Job Description:

Provide outstanding plowing service and keep our client’s properties safe from the dangers snow and ice can create. 

Our ideal candidate is a team player and team builder, who enjoys skill sharing, is a problem solver and is looking to be a part of a team of professionals.

Hours: ON CALL, Must be available on an on-call basis typical start times for storms is 2-3 am.

Wage: $20-$30/hr, based on experience, licensing/certifications, and skill set. 

$1,000 sign-on bonus for those who stay on for the entire snow season.

Benefits

    • Paid Holidays base X 2 on holidays *as defined in our handbook.
    • Additional productivity-based Incentives
    • Paid Training on snow equipment and operation
    • Safety gear provided (except steel toe footwear)
    •  Uniforms provided
  • Company refrigerator STOCKED (We’ll ask for your favorite drinks and snacks – get your list ready)

Responsibilities

  • Operates snow plow and salt truck to remove ice and snow from REsidential and commercial properties roads which require early morning starts, extended hours, and weekend duty including holidays.
  • Responds in a timely manner (within 1 hr) when called to assist in snow plowing operations.
  • Ensure that properties under the responsibility of this position are adequately and safely plowed when required 
  • Shovel walks paths, garage thresholds, etc. as needed.
  • Follow all safety rules, policies, and regulations. 
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Report all incidents involving equipment’s functioning to the shop manager.

Requirements

  • Must be available on an on-call basis for each snowfall 2″ or more.
  • Operate snow shovels, blowers and apply deicing products to walkways.
  • Must have reliable transportation to our location
  • Be available on an “on-call” basis
  • Must be able to get our location 1 hour from the time called
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Clean driving record of at least 3 years
  • 2+ years of landscaping or farming/growing experience

Licensing

  • Valid Drivers License (required)
  • MA DOT Medical Card (preferred)

Landscape Crew Member (Full-Time)

Are you someone who could describe yourself as a “green thumb”?

Do your values align with our core values: continual learning, Teamwork, and the Client Experience?

Do you enjoy working with your hands and creating beautiful results?

Do you like working independently and as a part of a team?

If so, Better View Landscapes may have a place for you and your talents!

Better View Landscapes is hiring for entry-level positions across all 3 of our divisions — garden maintenance, lawn care, and landscape construction.  Utilize your experience and knowledge, along with simple hand tools, powered equipment, and your own “person power”.   We provide on-the-job training, as well as other paid educational opportunities (available after 90 days of service) such as certifications, workshops, college courses, and licensing. 

To succeed in this role, you should be physically fit and able to operate small machinery. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and possess a desire to learn and build skills in the field. This candidate must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as able to collaborate with others on the team.

Positions are full-time from Spring thru the end of Fall, with the option of being on-call throughout the winter for snow removal.  Applicants who are interested in full-season work are preferred. 

Responsibilities:

Landscape/Garden Maintenance 

  • Caring for residential and commercial client landscapes
  • Assist in the creation of new or the renovation of existing landscape beds
  • Digging, tilling, and preparing the soil for planting
  • Installation of plant material
  • Caring for the perennials, grasses, shrubs
  • Weeding
  • Identify and manage garden/landscape pests by natural or chemical methods
  • Pruning, shearing of landscape plants
  • Spring/Fall clean-ups
  • Work with hand tools and basic light machineries such as powered edgers and leaf blowers

Lawn Care

  • Mowing and trimming client lawns weekly
  • Assist in machine care and routine maintenance
  • Lawn installations and repairs
  • Spring/Fall clean-ups
  • Work with hand tools and basic light machineries such as powered edgers and leaf blowers
  • Assist with other divisions as needed

Landscape Construction

  • Assist in the building of outdoor living spaces using natural stone and pavers
  • Assist with the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Assist in machine care and routine maintenance
  • Operation of dump trucks, skid steers, mini-excavator, and other construction equipment (MA hoisting license req.)
  • Assist with other divisions as needed

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively and efficiently, able to follow directions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness/ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, with a positive attitude
  • Clean and professional appearance
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to lift 60+ lbs consistently
  • Available to work a varied schedule (including occasional Saturdays)
  • Stand and bend for 8 hours or more a day
  • A commitment to the safe operation of each work task
  • Must pass DOT physical requirements
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Provide your own steel toe footwear

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: Starti at$18.00 to $12.00 /hour,  based on experience, licensing/certifications, and skill set. 

Benefits: competitive pay, paid sick time (after 90 days), 401K, free drinks (company fridge fully stocked), safety gear, company smartphones for supervisor positions, uniforms, training, and a good, friendly working environment with guidance from industry experts (our team leads have been with the company 2-10+ yrs). 

Do you have a “green thumb”? 

Do you enjoy working with your hands and creating a beautiful result?

Do you like working independently and as a part of a team?

Do you enjoy skill building and teaching others?

If so, Better View Landscapes may have a place for you and your talents!

Better View Landscapes is looking for an immediate hire of a passionate Landscape Gardener.  This position will be responsible for all general maintenance tasks such as weeding, bed edging, dead-heading, pruning, and mulching, along with new planting installation of residential homes and businesses throughout the Pioneer Valley. 

Utilizing experience and knowledge, along with simple hand tools, powered equipment, and your own “person power,” this position will be responsible for identifying and removal of weeds, transplanting or planting of flowers, shrubs, etc. 

Job Description:

To succeed in this role, you should be physically fit and able to operate small machinery. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional and possess in-depth knowledge of effective gardening techniques. This candidate must be self-motivated and able work independently as well as able to oversee the work of others on the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic maintenance such as managing weed control.
  • Plant and nurture new trees, flowers, and various plants.
  • Select plantings from nurseries.
  • Work with hand tools and basic light machinery such as powered edgers and leaf blowers.
  • Report conditions of landscapes to office and recommend solutions.
  • Identify/manage garden/landscape pests by natural or chemical methods.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years’ proven experience in a similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of plants and gardening techniques.
  • Stellar plant ID skills
  • Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Work effectively and efficiently, able to follow directions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness/ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Clean and professional appearance
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. plus consistently 
  • Available to work a varied schedule (including Saturdays) 
  • Stand and bend for 8 hours or more a day

Do you love spending time outdoors building outdoor living spaces so awesome you snap your own pictures to show to your family and friends?

We know you. You’re the kind of person that is excited to come to work each day and loves just standing back at the end of the day to marvel at your team’s work.

Better View Landscapes creates high-end residential outdoor living environments. Our projects often include a combination of:

  • Natural and native stone (such as Goshen stone) and paver patios and walkways
  • Lite masonry or interlocking retaining walls
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Fire pits & outdoor fireplaces
  • Installation of irrigation
  • Outdoor low voltage lighting

We have been in business since 1995, and we have seen steady growth, year after year. This growth has led us to need another Hardscape Foreman. This person would be responsible for their jobsite and managing a small crew.

Experience, Skills, and What the Job Requires

Better View’s Hardscape Foremen…

– …have good communication skills. You are comfortable communicating with homeowners, crew members, the operations manager, and the owner/lead designer.

– …are creative problem solvers. You make quick and cost-effective decisions in the field while reading and interpreting design renderings, plans, and interpreting elevations.

– …are highly organized. Your team depends on you to make sure materials and projects are organized so they have what they need to assist in completing projects.

– … love teaching! You get to train new crew members on what you’ve learned from your many years of experience, sharing best practices, tips and tricks of the trade.

– … are Jacks of All Trades. You and your crew will install all sorts of hardscape elements, as well as plant trees, shrubs, perennials, and install landscape lighting.

– … are experienced plow drivers. During the winter months, you are available to work on-call for snow and ice events and enjoy operating a plow and/or de-icing truck.

The Hardscape Foreman position requires:

  • Knowledge of and experience operating an excavator, skid steer loader, cut-off saw, and other industry-specific machines.
  • Experience with snowplowing, utilizing a truck-mounted plow
  • Clean driving record of at least 3 years
  • Masonry experience, construction experience, crew lead experience
  • Positive can-do attitude, a good sense of humor, and the desire to teach

Licensing:

  • Drivers License (Required)
  • Hoisting (Preferred) but will train you and get you certified
  • CDL A (Preferred)

We are a drug/alcohol/tobacco-free company.

Benefits

  • Higher than average pay for our industry and region
  • Year-Round Position
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k
  • Additional Productivity Based Incentives
  • Paid Travel Time To & From Jobs
  • Paid Training and Professional Development Opportunities in the Off-Season
  • Company Cell Phone
  • Company refrigerator STOCKED (We’ll ask for your favorite drinks and snacks – get your list ready)

Compensation

$35,000 – 51,000 (includes benefits) based on experience and licensing.

$500 Sign-on bonus after 90 days.

Hours

Hours fluctuate seasonally: 7 am-3:30 pm (peak season) with occasional OT, and some Saturdays required. Must be available on an on-call basis during the snow season.

Are you someone who could describe yourself as a “lover of plants”?

Do your values align with our core values: Continual learning, Teamwork, and the Client Experience?

Do you enjoy working with your hands and creating beautiful results?

Do you like working independently and as a part of a team?

If so, Better View Landscapes may have a place for you and your talents on our team!  We are hiring a Landscape Maintenance and Horticulture Manager to help meet the needs of our amazing clients.   If you think logistically, love to create and refine systems, love the outdoors and the landscape, lawn care, and gardening industries, we want to hear from you!   

Our ideal candidate is one that loves to lead their team, excellent communication is a key trait, and loves delivering customer service through executing our processes via our teams. This person is also a team player and a team builder who enjoys skill sharing, is a problem solver, and is looking for a long-term position with us.

A little bit about this position:

A day in the life for this position could vary each day!  However, you will lead, train, and grow your team to help make our clients’ dream landscapes come to life each day.  Specifically, you will be responsible for leading, managing, and training crew leaders to effectively manage your crews, work within a budget, and perform quality work for residential homes and businesses throughout the Pioneer Valley.  You can expect to work in the field, meet with clients, as well as interact with all members of the team, vendors, etc. to achieve the Company’s goals.

About the Company:

Better View Landscapes is a place of growth and learning. Our mission is to bring awesome people together to do great work and enjoy the results of your individual and team efforts. Better View Landscapes is a growing and stable company, and we continue to grow our teams.  We need someone who wants to inspire others by teaching all they have learned with a motivated desire to continue learning.  We will provide active training to you as well by expanding on your interests in the horticulture field. There are many areas to grow in this role from learning how to design landscapes, from the owner and lead designer to getting specialized pruning knowledge. We want you to grow here! (all puns intended).

Responsibilities:

  • Institute care for residential and “Right fit” commercial client landscapes
  • Institute and maintain a Standard of Care, including annual client meetings to develop and direct seasonal priorities, individualized for each maintenance client.
  • Create, manage, organize, and schedule Landscape Care Plans for all Maintenance clients, and lead crews on installation projects.
  • Assist in garden designs, creation of new landscape beds, or the renovation of existing landscape beds.
  • Select plants from nurseries for installation projects.
  • Manage and assist with all landscape maintenance/installation services for new trees, annuals, and perennials, etc. as well as soil preparation, installation of plant materials, weeding, pruning, shearing, Spring and Fall cleanups, etc.
  • Identify garden landscape pests and diseases and manage them by natural or chemical methods.
  • Ensure the completion of projects within bid hours and to work order specifications.
  • Take the lead in training BVL seasonal and routine maintenance crews to ensure that all operations are in compliance & efficient.
  • Develop processes to increase efficiency and make suggestions to improve existing processes. 
  • Act as a conduit between our office personnel and field personnel, providing information and general support as necessary.
  • Ensure that all tools & equipment, including assigned vehicles, are proactively maintained and managed in such a manner that they provide an efficient and positive working environment.
  • Assist in snow and ice management services (Quality checks and site visits)

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Horticulture Degree OR High school diploma or equivalent with 7+ years in the Landscape Industry
  • In-depth knowledge of plants and gardening techniques, specifically New England gardening, Perennial gardening, etc.
  • Understands and Practices best horticultural practices: Knowing what works, what to do, and when to do it
  • Stellar Plant Identification skills
  • Minimum 1-year experience in a similar role
  • Prior experience in supervisory and management position, especially with crews
  • Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively and efficiently, able to follow directions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness/ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, with a positive attitude
  • Clean and professional appearance
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to lift 60+ lbs consistently
  • Available to work a varied schedule (including occasional Saturdays)
  • Stand and bend for 8 hours or more a day
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical requirements
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record of at least 3 years
  • Must provide your own steel toe footwear

Bonus Points:

  • Degree in Horticulture preferred
  • MA Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • MA DOT Medical Card
  • MA Hoisting License

Why us?

  • Year-Round, Full-time Position
  • Competitive Salary starting at $45,000 – $55,000 a year – depending upon experience!
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Training and Professional Development Opportunities in the Off-Season
  • Company Cell Phone 
  • Safety gear provided (except steel toe footwear)
  • Branded company shirts, hoodies, jackets provided
  • Company refrigerator STOCKED (We’ll ask for your favorite drinks and snacks – get your list ready!

Ready to join the Better View Team? 

Apply Now

25 Years Of Dedicated Service

In 1995, Tory Chlanda established a lawn mowing service with his high school buddy, Lawn Jockey, Inc. which is now renamed Better View Landscapes. With significant growth over the past two decades, Tory’s aim has remained the same: to provide superior landscaping products with integrity and outstanding customer service. Throughout college, Tory worked tirelessly to expand the company while pursuing a business degree and studying with Master Landscape Designer Gordon Fletcher-Howell. Tory’s desire to learn as much as possible about landscaping led him across the globe, where he studied horticulture and gained critical hands-on experience in landscape design and installation.

After 25 years in business, Tory decided to change the company name from Lawn Jockey to Better View Landscapes, to better express the full range of services offered by the company and that aligned with the company’s mission and goals. Although the name has changed, the company’s mission of creating better views for the homeowners and commercial properties around the Pioneer Valley continues. With more than two decades of experience serving the Northampton area, Better View Landscapes has earned a reputation for premium landscape design, installation, and maintenance second to none. It is our goal to continue to beautify the Pioneer Valley and surrounding neighborhoods with enduring landscapes that stand the test of time.

For more about our company’s history and mission, visit our About Page.

Develop a Gratifying Career with Landscaping Jobs at Better View Landscapes

For fulfilling landscaping jobs that will expand your knowledge and encourage personal and professional growth, join the team at Better View Landscapes. We are looking for experienced landscapers who take pride in creating gorgeous landscapes with the utmost attention to detail. If you have a strong work ethic and experience working with landscaping equipment, we want to hear from you! It is our belief that happy employees make happy customers, which is why we offer excellent pay, comprehensive benefits, and training courses that help foster knowledge and growth.

Ready to join the Better View Team? Take a look at our open positions above to find the right fit for you, and apply now.