PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices, and business professionalism.
What We Do
For its member companies, PLANET provides education, networking, safety, and business development programs including providing more than 50 webinars a year; hosting the Green Industry Conference, the largest educational event in the landscape industry; organizing public service events like Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, PLANET Day of Service, and PLANET Gives Back; holding specialty conferences in lawn care, landscape design/build/installation, and interior plant design; administering the STARS safe company program; managing the largest awards program in the industry; as well as advocating for the industry on Capitol Hill.
PLANET administers the Landscape Industry Certified designation which is a benchmark for educational achievement for lawn care and landscape professionals.
PLANET was created on January 1, 2005, when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to create the largest national trade association of lawn care and landscape professionals.
Horticulture and landscape students who attended the 38th annual PLANET Student Career Days this past March learned more about environmentally friendly business practices from a workshop sponsored by The Toro Company .
Watch volunteers from the Milwaukee chapter of the WLCA install an outdoor education station at the Wildlife In Need Center. The project was held in conjunction with PLANET’s annual Day of Service campaign on Earth Day.
Judy Guido previews her upcoming GIC session on how to build a profitable green company. Research shows that nearly all consumers are interested in "green" landscaping services, but more than 90% of contractors don't understand how to deliver.