Our member companies represent more than 100,000 landscape and lawn care professionals from all 50 states and internationally.


Founded in 2005 through the merger of two long-standing industry associations, the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA), the National Association of Landscape Professionals has grown to be the foremost landscape and lawn care industry association in the United States, serving approximately 4,000 members. Our member companies represent more than 100,000 landscape and lawn care professionals from all 50 states and internationally.

Education & Networking: Our invaluable knowledge platform provides opportunities to attend large, multi-day educational conferences, market-specific forums, virtual learning webinars, and partnership events.

Advocacy & Industry Development: We ensure that current and future legislation provides a stable platform for your growth, sustainability and professionalism. Your membership is essential to our efforts to advance the interests, values and ambitions of our industry. We are fighting on your behalf to ensure you can operate your business effectively.

Professional Development & Mentoring: We diligently endorse the value you bring, increasing your credibility and reach by promoting the professionalism of our industry. With programs like certification, safety, peer mentoring, and peer groups, you can increase your own professionalism and help elevate the standards for the industry.

Access to Member Center: Take a tour inside the Member Center to have a look at the top 5 member’s-only resources that are sure to provide a real return on your membership investment and to know exactly where to look for the resources your company needs.

Cost Savings: Plain and simple, we save you money. Save up to 30% on event registrations, certification testing, and publications. Access exclusive supplier and other partnership discounts on everything you need to stay competitive and improve your bottom line.

Industry News & Information: Build knowledge and stay current in order to serve your customers better with access to our bi-monthly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, website, toolkits, and online resource center.

Free Resources: Gain access to industry specific documents, templates, and guides on how the top companies operate on a day-to-day basis.

Top Resources for Contractors: No matter your company size, see what resources you can benefit from by becoming a member of the only national trade association in the landscape industry.


I can truly tell you that our membership is a top priority for our company. We are a young company and your support network and monthly information along with your safety program provide us with information that new and old companies need to be successful in this industry. We are proud to be a part of a group that helps not only the larger companies but also the smaller ones in our industry.

— Chuck Miller, MirrorScapes, LLC


By joining the National Association of Landscape Professionals, you join the largest network of industry professionals who share your same values, who make the same commitment to professionalism every day, and who act boldly to achieve their business goals.

Helping You Achieve Success

We represent the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals, and we are committed to helping our members achieve success.

Our unique national scope and scale allows us to bring together the brightest minds in the industry to deliver best-in-class educational and development opportunities.

By promoting the value of high standards and professionalism, we help drive consumer preference for your services.

We fight tirelessly to address the industry’s most pressing concerns and to enhance public perceptions of our industry and its professionals.


Joining the National Association of Landscape Professionals provides instant inroads to some of the most influential, groundbreaking companies in the landscape industry. The connections we’ve made through the association make it a no-brainer to renew our membership every year.

— Mark Miller, VP Sales, PBI/Gordon Corp.

Essential to Your Growth

Evolving consumer demands, technological advances, changing regulatory environments, and increasing competition exert constant pressure on you to sharpen your skills, upgrade your services and deliver ever increasing value.

Ask Yourself ...

  • What do I invest time and money in first?
  • What regulatory changes are coming and how will they affect me?
  • Which skills will I need years from now to ensure that I advance?
  • What trends are driving consumer demands?
  • How can I protect my business legally?

The association has helped me grow professionally and being involved has created some lifelong friendships. In any city, I can likely have lunch with somebody I’ve met through NALP.

— Ron Kujawa, Landscape Industry Certified, Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., Proud NALP Member since 1973