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.

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We are always hiring awesome people who love the outdoors, and are passionate about the landscape field be it Gardening, Hardscaping, or Lawn care.  We want the opportunity to speak with you and see if we might be a good fit for your next step in your landscape career.

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. Some of the positions we are currently looking to fill are:

Landscape Crew Members (Full-Time and Part-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 machinery 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 machinery 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 Type: Full-time

Salary: Starting at$18.00 to $30.00 /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).

Lawn Care/Mowing Team Member

Do you have an experience/interest in Lawn Care? (mowing your lawn as a kid counts)

Do you have an eye for detail?

Do you enjoy being outdoors?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, our lawn care position may be a good fit for you.

Better View Landscapes is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful lawns and landscapes achieved by our meticulous attention to detail. We are seeking responsible employees with a strong work ethic, and experience operating lawn care equipment who want to uphold this high level of care.

We know that happy employees mean satisfied customers, which is why we have high-quality equipment that is well maintained and replaced as needed to ensure you have the right tools to complete your work. We also offer a friendly and safe work environment, comprehensive training courses, company uniforms, safety gear, and benefits.

Our ideal candidate is a creative problem solver. A great communicator, with a sense of humor. A team player who enjoys collaborating, but excels on independent projects. Would describe me as an outdoors person who takes pride in a good day’s work. Enjoys teaching others as well as continually learning and skill-building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mowing and trimming clients’ lawns weekly
  • Monitoring properties for damage from pests and disease
  • Machine care and routine maintenance
  • Lawn installations and repairs
  • Spring/Fall cleanups and seasonal gutter cleaning
  • The safe use of zero-turn mowers, grandstands, push mowers, power trimmers and edgers, backpack blowers, blade sharpeners, and various hand tools
  • Assisting with our other divisions as needed for larger installation projects

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have valid DL and clean driving record
  • 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).
  • A commitment to the safe operation of each work task.
  • Must pass DOT physical requirements

Preferred:

  • MA Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • Experience with professional lawn care equipment

Benefits:

  • Year-Round Position (on-call snow removal for winter)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k
  • Paid Training and Professional Development Opportunities in the Off-Season
  • Company Cell Phone for crew leads and above
  • Company refrigerator STOCKED (We’ll ask for your favorite drinks and snacks – get your list ready)

Compensation:
$18-23.50 per hour based on experience and licensing.

Hours:
Hours fluctuate seasonally: 7 am-3:30 pm (peak season) with occasional OT, and some Saturdays required.

Summer Seasonal Landscaping Team Members

Do you love being outdoors?

Do you want to learn about landscaping?

Are you a student looking for summer work? 

If so, You need to read on.

Better View Landscapes is looking for outgoing and friendly seasonal landscaping team members (A great fit for College Students!) who want to learn and have fun all while assisting in creating/maintaining our customer’s landscapes.  

This is a seasonal position starting May 15th and ending August 15th. This roll assists in all general landscaping tasks such as weeding, bed edging, dead-heading, pruning, mulching, planting installation, and assisting our Mowing and contruction teams when extra help is needed. 

Here at Better View Landscapes, we value our employees and their efforts. We have new and well-maintained equipment that ensures you are not frustrated with breakdowns that impede your ability to effectively complete your work and that are safe to operate. We value your time and seldomly work weekends as we want your efforts here at work to support your passions and values outside of work. 

Our Summer Seasonal Staff enjoy the following benefits:

  • A Company refrigerator and cabinet that is STOCKED with your favorite drinks and snack (free of course) 
  • A Fun supportive friendly environment
  • Knowledgable staff that will help you advance your knowledge of the landscape field
  • A farewell ice cream party at the end of the Summer seasonal period. 

General Requirments:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Drivers License and a Clean Driving Record
  • Knowledge of landscape tasks is helpful but we will train you
  • 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.

About us:

Better View Landscapes is a leading provider of premium landscaping services to customers in Northampton and the surrounding area. A well-established local business, we specialize in landscape design, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial properties. With more than 27 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.

General Requirments:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Drivers License and a Clean Driving Record
  • 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.

Job Type: Seasonal May 15th-August 15th

Pay: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour (based on skill level)

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

Do you have a passion for working with gardens and landscapes?

Do you love working in the field and outside – not really a fan of a desk job?

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

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

Do you want to share your knowledge with others?

If so, Better View Landscapes may have a place for you and your talents on our team!  We are hiring a Gardening staff to help meet the needs of our amazing clients and their lovely properties.

Why Better View Landscapes?

Here at Better View, we invest in our team members by offering educational opportunities with our in-house training and by sending our team members to industry training and seminars throughout the year. We also invest in great equipment making it easy to do your job effectively and efficiently.

We value your time and respect that work-life balance by seldomly working weekends. We know that you want to have your off time to spend with family, friends or just have some time to yourself. 

Better View is a great place to work and we have many other great benefits that go beyond the standard health, dental, 401k, etc. (which we offer) and they include:

  • A Company refrigerator and cabinet that is STOCKED with your favorite drinks and snack (free of course) 
  • A Fun supportive friendly environment
  • Paid Sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Training and Professional Development Opportunities in the Off-Season

A little bit about this position:

In this position, you will work under the direction of our Head Gardner on projects for our clients to deliver their dream landscapes and gardens each day.  Utilizing your experience and knowledge, along with simple hand tools, powered equipment, and your own “person power,” this position will be responsible for edging, mulching/composting landscape beds, identifying and removal of weeds, transplanting or planting flowers, shrubs, along with other regular gardening duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out care for our maintenance clients.
  • Assist in the creation of new landscape beds, or the renovation of existing landscape beds.
  • 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, and Spring and Fall cleanups, etc.
  • Identify garden landscape pests and diseases and assist in managing them by natural or chemical methods.

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of plants and gardening techniques, specifically New England gardening, Perennial gardening, etc.
  • Understand and practice 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
  • 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

Bonus Points:

  • A degree in Horticulture
  • MA Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • MA DOT Medical Card
  • MA Hoisting License

Benefits

  • 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

$18-30 per hour based on experience and licensing. 

Hours

Hours fluctuate seasonally: 7 am-3:30 pm (peak season) with occasional OT, and some Saturdays required.

Hardscape Artisan/Installer

Do you like creating and building things?

Are you a problem solver?

Are you skilled with industry-specific equipment?

Here at Better View Landscapes, our teams create interesting, functional, and beautiful residential outdoor living spaces utilizing top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art equipment.  Not only do we invest in great equipment we invest in our team members as well by offering educational opportunities bit our in-house training and by sending our team members to industry training and seminars throughout the year. 

We value your time and respect that work-life balance by seldomly working weekends. We know that you want to have your off time to spend with family, friends or just have some time to yourself. 

Better View is a great place to work and we have many other great benefits that go beyond the standard health, dental, 401k, etc. (which we offer) and they include:

  • A Company refrigerator and cabinet that is STOCKED with your favorite drinks and snack (free of course) 
  • A Fun supportive friendly environment
  • Paid Sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Training and Professional Development Opportunities in the Off-Season

Our Hardscape 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 

The Hardscape Foreman position requires:

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

Licensing:

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

Compensation:

$35,000 – $61,000 (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. 

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? It all starts by filling out the application found below:

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

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.