About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formed by a merger of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professionals Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) is the trade association representing an industry of more than 1 million landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation, and horticulture professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas. We are committed to advancing the industry and helping our members succeed through advocacy, education, networking, training, and professional development.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes CEO’s of industry companies and suppliers who are dedicated to advancing and protecting the industry and helping industry companies grow and prosper.

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Committees and Councils

Our Committees and Councils are made up of members who volunteer their time to help shape association programs and initiatives.

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NALP's Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation Board of Directors includes CEO’s of industry companies and suppliers who focus on supporting the education of future landscape industry professionals.

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NALP Initiatives


Protecting the Industry

We are a powerful force working to protect the industry. Our team works with landscape and lawn care professionals at the local, state and Federal level to build relationships and advocate for positive legislation and regulations. 


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in Advocacy

The National Association of Landscape Professionals advocates relentlessly on issues that affect your business and the industry.

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Join our Advocacy Contact Team

The success of our advocacy at the State and Local level depends on the outreach of lawn care and landscape company representatives in their own communities

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View Our Advocacy Resources

Our advocacy library gives NALP members access to a variety of resources to help communicate around our priority issues.

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Promoting the Benefits of Healthy Landscapes

Through LoveYourLandscape.org, during National Lawn Care Month, and all year round, we are educating consumers about the benefits of managed landscapes and their positive impact on climate and environmental sustainability.


The site shares expert advice from NALP and is designed to educate, inspire and encourage you to love, work and play outside.

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National Lawn Care Month

April is National Lawn Care Month and we provide tools for the entire industry to educate consumers about the benefits of a healthy lawn.

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Sustainable Landscaping

Industry professionals, through sustainable landscaping practices and embracing advances in technology, act as stewards by creating and maintaining diverse landscapes.

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Growing the Workforce

From educating secondary students about careers in the industry, high school and college skills competitions and career fairs, to thought leadership and tools to help contractors, we are focused on connecting member companies with the workforce of tomorrow.


SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. They're a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the future skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one.

National Collegiate Landscape Competition

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day powerhouse event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Workforce Resources

If you find it challenging to attract and retain top-tier talent, explore the array of programs and resources we provide to assist you in overcoming your workforce hurdles.

Building Community

We facilitate and nurture industry relationships because we are stronger together.

Latino Landscape Network

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Veterans in Landscape Network

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Women in Landscape Network

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Young Professionals Network

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Giving Back Through Volunteer Service

Our industry gives back all year round. We honor that volunteer spirit through our national day of service – Renewal and Remembrance – held in Washington D.C. each July. We also partner with other volunteer service organizations.

Renewal & Remembrance

Each July, lawn care and landscape professionals from across the country donate their time and expertise to enhance the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery and honor the men and women buried there.


Project EverGreen is a non-profit that revitalizes and sustains green spaces like parks and community yards. They collaborate with volunteers and businesses to promote a healthier environment and better quality of life.


The Industry COLLECTIVE is a movement of landscapers, lawn care companies, and suppliers who are unified in their efforts to impact their local communities. 

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We know that you and your team members want to connect with others in the industry, help move the industry forward and give back. Learn how you can get involved in industry initiatives.   

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