The Association of Professional Landscapers is a trade body affiliated to the Horticultural Trades Association, which promotes the highest level of standards within the industry. To become a member, a landscaping business must have been trading for at least two years and go through a rigorous inspection process.
The process starts by obtaining six separate client references, followed by site inspections ensuring that members are adhering to all health and safety requirements, workmanship is of the highest standard and the business is being professionally run.
Once the business has been accepted as a full APL member, it undergoes an annual inspection, site based and office based. This annual inspection ensures high standards are maintained in order to meet continued membership. The vetting process is so rigorous that the APL is the only landscaping trade body whose members have been accepted by the Government backed TrustMark accredited scheme. TrustMark ensures the association maintains its standards by checking those of its members. TrustMark also ensures that the client can be confident that should something go wrong, there is a complete ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) facility available to them.
The Association of Professional Landscapers is at the forefront of developing and maintaining professional standards and services, providing you with the confidence you need when choosing a landscaper.