Impact of the Landscape Industry

Essential to Our Communities, Essential to Our Economy

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents a profession that employs one million landscape and lawn care professionals across the country who maintain and protect our living infrastructure, preserve public health, maintain outdoor green spaces, and support our economy by creating local jobs.

Now more than ever, as we begin to open up our economy and get back outside, our work is essential.

Just as our industry is critical in ensuring a healthy and safe outdoor environment, the lawn and landscape industry is essential to our local and national economic growth and success. 

Landscape professionals support life-sustaining industries and businesses through maintenance of their property and the landscapes around the roads they travel as well as the utilities they need to remain fully operational. What’s more, our professionals power a booming $98 billion industry, creating local jobs and contributing to local economies. In fact, 300,000 full-time, part-time and temporary jobs are available every year in a wide variety of areas. 

Landscape professionals work independently or in small crews, employing strict standards to safely protect the public, our employees and the landscapes we maintain. 

Preserving public health, landscape professionals perform essential treatments to lawns and green spaces to reduce the transmission of diseases through pests like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. They inspect for safety and security issues, manage invasive species and control weeds and water run-off. From playgrounds and playing fields to backyards and community areas, our professionals protect public property and maintain outdoor greenspaces and community areas, creating stronger and healthier neighborhoods. Landscape professionals keep walkways free from obstruction and potential hazards that could otherwise jeopardize public safety by performing tree removals and reducing overhead hazards.

Our world will be changed by this pandemic. Many are left without jobs, and others may not want to return to a traditional office environment. For those individuals, the landscape industry is a great option to consider and we would welcome you. We offer rewarding careers where you can work safely and protect our outdoor environment. Prior experience isn’t needed and there are endless opportunities for growth. Visit www.landscapeindustrycareers.org for more information. 

We’re all in this together. Landscapes and lawns are essential to our families and communities, and we’ll continue to work every day to create stronger and healthier outdoor green spaces for you and your neighbors.