Membership runs on a calendar year from January 1 – December 31.
FIRST TIME MEMBERS are eligible 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.
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? CONTACT US!
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 category is based on a company's 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 either Commercial or Associate member companies are eligible to join MLP under their employer's membership. All member benefits apply. Annual dues are $18. NOTE: If the quantity of 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 membership is available to individuals, or firms, supplying products or services used by the landscape industry. Annual dues are $400.
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 membership extends benefits only to the member holder.
MLP membership dues are deductible for most members as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution. 25.12% of 2023 MLP dues are attributable to lobbying expenses and are not deductible.