Types of Membership

What type of Membership is right for you?

MLP’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 students, consultants, suppliers, and allied industry members. MLP offers a variety of membership types to suit your needs. Have questions about which category fits you best? Just give us a call at 508.653.3373.


MEMBERSHIP categories

Commercial Member

Companies and organizations actively engaged in landscape management, design/build installation, lawn care, landscape architecture/design, or other landscape industry services are eligible for Commercial membership. (Formerly known as "commercial active member").

Dues are based on the number of full time employees averaged across the span of a year.

Commercial Level 1: For companies with 0-5 employees: $315

Commercial Level 2: For companies with 6-10 employees: $425

Commercial Level 3: For companies with 11-20 employees: $595

Commercial Level 4: For companies with 21+ employees: $765

* Employees of member companies are eligible to join MLP as Company Affiliates for $18 per year.  Company Affiliates do not have voting privileges.  If the quantity of Company Affiliates recorded in our database exceeds a company's current dues level, the Commercial company will be automatically rolled into the next tier and billed accordingly the following year. 


Associate Member

Associate membership is available to individuals, or firms, supplying products or services used by the landscape industry. 
Annual dues are $400.


Company Affiliate Member

Employees of either Commercial or Associate member companies are eligible to join MLP under their employer's membership. 
Annual dues are $18.


Allied Member (formerly "Individual Active Member")

Allied membership is available to individuals at organizations whose sole profits are not derived from providing landscape services (for example, municipal personnel, property managers, golf course superintendents, general contractors, non-profit Green Industry organizations). 
Annual dues are $195.

Note:  for municipalities or organizations where multiple employees desire membership, the appropriate sized Commercial category should be selected.  Allied memberships extend benefits only to the member holder.


Membership runs on a calendar year from January 1 – December 31**. 

** FIRST TIME MEMBERS are eligable for a pro-rated dues amount based on the month they sign up. The adjusted amount will calculate automatically by the system when you submit your new member application. Membership is approved/confirmed upon receipt of the completed application and full payment. Pro-rated dues are not available to lapsed / renewing MLP members. 

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Above dues rates are effective through December 31, 2021.
Trade association dues are deductible for most members as an ordinary and necessary business expense.  Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution. For 2021, 19% of MLP dues are attributable to lobbying expenses and are not deductible.

updated 10.30.2020