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Why Hire a Professional?

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 (MALP) is an influential industry association that represents the leading landscape companies in Massachusetts. MALP 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 MALP to find qualified, reputable, and insured professionals providing all manner of landscape services. Through MALP, 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 MALP 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 MALP 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
          • Design

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.

Become a member

MALP’s 600-strong membership includes leading professionals in landscape design and installation, lawn care, landscape maintenance, plant health care, irrigation and water management.  Members also include consultants, suppliers, and allied industry members. MALP offers a variety of membership types to suit your needs.

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