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For Consumers


Your landscape cleans the air, reduces noise, controls erosion and reduces stress while providing beauty and function to your property.  Hire the best for your landscape needs!

The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is an influential industry association that represents the leading landscape companies in Massachusetts. MLP elevates the professional standards and business practices of its members through education, certification, advocacy, and networking.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not define or regulate the work of landscape contractors,
which puts the burden of responsibility and risk on the consumer. 

Consumers can look to the MLP to find qualified, reputable, and insured professionals providing all manner of landscape services. Through MLP, members have access to training and continuing education in both technical and business skills, enhancing business practices and professionalism… two of the key pillars of the MLP Code of Ethics


What is a Massachusetts certified landscape professional?

While Massachusetts does not require a license, landscape professionals are able to acquire a voluntary certification through MLP to demonstrate their commitment to safety, best practices, and technical knowledge. When you hire professionals to install and maintain your landscape, consider those companies that employ Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professionals (MCLPs).

Just as a CPA is recognized in finance, MCLPs offer you the most advanced knowledge and assistance in caring for your landscape.

MCLPs are rigorously tested on a complete range of topics including:

Plant Identification
Plant Installation
Insects & Diseases of Ornamental Plants
Plant Biology & Pathology
Soil Ecology
Turfgrass Management & Maintenance
Safety & First Aid
Construction Techniques
Drainage & Grading

As you make your hiring decision, choose a company that stands out in the industry, one that has passed the test – employing MCLPs. They have proven themselves to be industry leaders.