Sustainable Landscape Management® (SLM)

Sustainable Landscape Management®

ALCA has created a certification program based on Sustainable Landscape Management® (SLM) standards. 

CLICK HERE to view and print the 2021 SLM workshop schedule.

Your company must be an ALCA member.  You may register by clicking on the 2021 dates:

September 24

One of the values of the SLM certification is public recognition of quality standards within the “Green Industry”.  It announces that the certified individuals/landscape companies have the knowledge and skills to employ practices which strive to preserve limited and valuable natural resources such as water, reduces waste generation and pollution by encouraging the maturity of plant material which promotes a healthier and more efficient landscape.

The goal of the SLM certification can bring value to the landscape contractor by giving current and prospective clients yet another reason to hire ALCA members and to truly “Contract with Landscape Experts”.

Click here to view the list of certified Sustainable Landscape Management® professionals and their companies.

Click here to order a copy of the publication Sustainable Landscape Management: Standards for Landscape Care in the Desert Southwest, written by Janet Waibel, Landscape Architect and Certified Arborist. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Why are Sustainable Landscape Management practices important?
SLM Resource List
Pruning & Palm Maintenance Calendars
Turfgrass Maintenance Schedule
Overseeding Winter Grasses into Bermudagrass Turf