June 13, 2013
Q. I would like to become a member of Landscape Ontario. I have been in business for three years. What do I need to do and what is the cost?

A. To become a member of Landscape Ontario, you must be in business for at least three years. We have several membership categories, depending on your type of business. All membership applications must be approved by our board of directors and go through an accreditation process. Active members are companies that provide both soft and hard landscaping services (contractors, designers, grounds maintenance, irrigation, lawn care, grower, garden center, arborist, interior plantscape, hydroseeding). You must also provide two references; both must be current members of Landscape Ontario. Also required are job site photos, or a portfolio for review. The cost for a one-year active membership is $493.50 (GST included).

Associate members are companies or suppliers who provide a product or service to the horticulture industry. The cost for a one-year associate membership is $600.60 (GST included). Each membership category has a number of benefits associated.

For full details, you can find this information on our trade website at www.horttrades.com or from the Green for Life website main page. Click on the link in the bottom left corner under ABOUT US beside the green tree icon that says, "Are you a professional member of Landscape Ontario, or do you wish to join?" Click here.