Greenleaf employees receive landscape certification

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced that Michael Knighten, Steve Miller, and Travis Post, who are employed by Greenleaf Landscapes, Inc. in Marietta, passed the Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior exam. The test was offered through a partnership between PLANET, the Ohio Landscape Association and the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association.

This day-long, hands-on test challenges the candidate to use mental and physical ability under time constraints. Candidates must pass all the challenges in a selected specialty area such as Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance, or Irrigation.

Knighten completed the Ornamental Maintenance module, Miller the Hardscape Installation module, and Post the Irrigation module.

The PLANET certification program, Landscape Industry Certified, is supported and used internationally, and shows credibility and commitment to best practices. The International Certification Council (ICC) has even worked to align the PLANET certification program with national standards.

“This is a significant achievement for our employees. Passing tests like this demonstrates key skill sets within the landscape and lawn care industries,” said Dave Fleming, Greenleaf Landscapes, Inc. general manager. “Consumers are always encouraged to ask for certified individuals when selecting landscape and lawn care companies. Hiring a Landscape Industry Certified professional gives you peace of mind in knowing you are selecting someone with distinguished professionalism and technical knowledge to care for your landscape, lawn, etc.”

For more information, visit, or call the PLANET office at 1-800-395-2522.

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 3,600 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.

Greenleaf Landscape, established in 1977, is an award winning landscape design business with locations in Marietta and Athens, Ohio. Greenleaf Landscapes provides contract services for private and commercial needs, bulk supplies, and offers an eight acre Garden Center.