Landscape Industry Certified: Why Does it Matter?

“Creating a little bit of heaven” isn’t just Timberline’s slogan —  it’s an important part of what we do. Your “piece of heaven” should be long-lasting, beautifully maintained, and perfect from top to bottom.

This year, along with awards for several of our projects, Timberline was honored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for having the most Landscape Industry Certified individuals on a team in the country. Tim, our owner, has always maintained that “the growth and success of Timberline is not measured by the almighty dollar, but by the growth and success of our team.” Because of that sentiment, of all the awards won this year, this is one we are incredibly proud of.

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But what does this award mean to you? Why should you select a company that is Landscape Industry Certified? It means the folks that you are entrusting with your “little bit of heaven” care about doing the best job possible and are among the best-educated in the United States!

Certifications are given in a number of categories and team Timberline has multiple managers and foremen certified in each. The program was established by the NALP to ensure that there is a standard or best practice to follow. It is a homeowner’s worst nightmare to have a landscape installed incorrectly and Landscape Industry Certified employees represent the best and brightest in our industry. You can feel safe and secure knowing that you are in good hands.

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The tests are not a walk in the park and often even highly-educated employees will have to take them multiple times to pass . Extreme attention to detail is paid to safety, operations, installation, and general knowledge. Becoming certified also represents a commitment to continuing your education. To maintain certification you must take a number of classes and training  each year.

This certification helps us have the knowledge to answer tough landscaping questions like, “What type of soil does a blueberry bush need? How should we engineer a retaining wall? How many gallons per minute of water do we need to maintain a lawn on sandy soil?” The good news is you don’t need to know these things. Team Timberline has all the answers to keep your “little bit of heaven” well covered.