The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is partnering with the Irrigation Association and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) to promote National Lawn Care Month in April, joining Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), which last year became the first association to partner with NALP on the project.
In April, with the return of the growing season, each of the organizations will take steps to promote professional lawn care and educate consumers about the benefits of turf.
“This education campaign is important and to have OPEI and the Irrigation Association join TPI as partners means that this is truly an industry-wide effort …,” said Sabeena Hickman, chief executive of NALP.
In addition to promoting National Lawn Care Month through media relations efforts, NALP will provide its partners and members with resources they can share with their customers and the public.
“We are excited to work with NALP and our green industry partners on this important initiative,” said Deborah Hamlin, CEO of the Irrigation Association. “When managed properly, landscapes bring so many benefits to our communities. National Lawn Care Month is a great reminder to mow, fertilize and irrigate responsibly.”
OPEI’s president and CEO, Kris Kiser, has been active in promoting the benefits of lawns throughout the past year.
“Lawns benefit our environment, our health and our lifestyles,” he said, “so it makes sense to celebrate this integral part of our living landscape.
“It’s more important than ever for home and business owners to pay attention to landscape health in the springtime, so these living spaces can continue to deliver the benefits our communities need,” Kiser said.