HERNDON, Va., November 27, 2011 – The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announces that Greg Kaiser, who is employed by YardApes, Inc., in New Milford, Connecticut, has earned the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician and is now nationally certified.

Candidates pass two proctored exams covering all aspects of caring for the varieties of turf used in cool season lawns. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices are emphasized in all facets of dealing with grass diseases and weed or insect problems.

Successful candidates understand the complete process to establish or renovate a lawn including the need for aeration, dealing with thatch, and safe, effective fertilization and pesticide application.

Certification enhances an individual’s professionalism, demonstrates a sense of personal achievement, and increased respect and recognition in the profession.

The PLANET certification program, Landscape Industry Certified, is supported and used internationally, shows credibility and commitment to best practices, and leaves a lasting impression.

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.

We believe everyone everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.

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