What is PLANET?
PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, is an international association serving lawn care professionals, exterior maintenance contractors, installation/design/build professionals, and interiorscapers. PLANET is the one national organization where all segments of the landscape industry converge to learn from each other and grow their businesses in a non-competitive environment. PLANET is the Association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America.
PLANET provides its members with a good business foundation to help them evaluate, plan, and better manage their companies. Member firms have direct access to marketing tools, industry specific business publications, updates on legislative issues, and networking opportunities that can assist them in becoming more profitable.
PLANET member companies benefit from:
- Timely education through FREE weekly webinars, an online business toolkits and a bi-monthly PLANET News magazine,
- Collective advocacy, with a strong, unified voice on Capitol Hill,
- And, deep discounts on supplies, certification, publications, and more.
And by belonging to PLANET, you're not only interacting with the top professionals in the industry, but you're supporting national efforts to influence and change the laws that affect YOUR business operations. Things like H-2B, pesticides, and water control - PLANET is your voice!
PLANET emerged on January 1, 2005, when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) joined forces to become a more encompassing network of green industry professionals.
PLCAA, organized in 1979, was the premier global trade association for residential and commercial lawn care professionals.
ALCA, founded in 1961, was the premier global trade association for landscape maintenance, installation, and design/build contractors and interiorscapers.
PLANET develops and maintains active programs for approximately 3,800 member firms in the areas of business management, government affairs, public relations, technical assistance, safety and insurance, education, and inter-industry relations with other facets of the green industry.