Sustainable Landscaping


Our nation's greenspaces are vital to the health of our environment. And Industry professionals are on the frontlines of creating and caring for managed landscapes, from backyards to parks and ballfields to campuses and commercial spaces. By adopting recommended sustainable landscaping practices, embracing advances in technology, and working more efficiently, America's landscape professionals truly are stewards of the environment.

Our Industry’s Commitment to Sustainability

The environment is our business and our passion. Sustainable landscaping promotes biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, provides solutions to water management challenges, and plays a crucial role in climate resilience. The National Association of Landscape Professionals is committed to leading the industry in supporting sustainable solutions to reducing inputs and emissions and increasing efficiencies because the managed green spaces our members create and maintain support a healthier, more beautiful planet."


Recommended Practices

Nutrients and
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Water
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Training


Service Pro Certificate Course

(Available in Spanish)

This online course, presented in partnership with the American Green Zone Alliance, is designed to provide landscape professionals with the information and training they need to successfully transition to and operate electric landscape equipment. Participants earn a certificate upon completion. 


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Featured Content

Tree Care: Preserving Mature Trees During Landscape Construction Projects

Mature trees are incredibly valuable to properties as they provide shade, capture stormwater and absorb air pollution. While you can plant younger trees to replace mature trees that were removed during a landscape construction project, there are methods to preserve your client’s established trees. Obviously, it’s easier to work with a blank slate, but client […]

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How I Do It: Leading the Conversation on Water Management Practices

K&D Landscaping, Inc., based in Watsonville, California, recently hosted their third Annual Central Coast Water Summit, at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove on March 7. This event was a gathering of experts, policymakers and stakeholders who all shared insights on sustainable water management strategies crucial to the Central Coast region. Justin White, owner of K&D […]

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The Davey Tree Expert Company Invests in Their Employees with SEED Campus

The Davey Tree Expert Company is committed to scientifically-based horticulture and environmental services, and to help with that, they are currently constructing the Davey Tree SEED (Science, Employee Education and Development) Campus in Kent, Ohio. This 170+ acre property formerly housed Oak Knolls golf course and Franklin Elementary School on State Route 43. It will […]

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

There are numerous elements of the lawn and landscape business that are out of your control, but how ambitious you are when it comes to innovation is one aspect that you can manage. Monitoring what new products and software are available, what the economy is doing and what future sustainable practices to implement can all […]

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Peer Perspectives: Inside All-Electric Landscape Maintenance Operations

Between regulations, customer preferences and a desire to reduce emissions, there are numerous reasons to consider adding electric equipment to your fleets. But some companies aren’t just thinking about it; they’re going all in. Why Do It? “For me, it was really just ease of use,” says Daniel Cienfuegos, co-owner of Electrawn, LLC, based in […]

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Sustainability: Reviewing Salt Usage in Snow and Ice Operations

This winter has marked the return of snow for many landscape contractors after a considerable drought. One of the workhorses of the snow and ice management business is salt, as it can lower the freezing point of water, but overuse of this material can be hazardous to the environment.   As you reflect on the […]

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