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Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association
is a member-driven organization that deals with
issues and concerns that are important to
 Illinois Lawn Care Professionals.

Please go to
About Us to learn more about IPLCA and its commitment to turf and lawns.


Legislative Update H2B Program

2015 has started out to be a busy year for Mark Utendorf, the IPLCA's new Legislative Committee Chairman.  On  March 11, IPLCA legislative Committee emailed "Save H2B Program" request to all IPLCA membership.  Please go to our  Gov't & Legislative Page (under Members Only) for full disclosure of this email and how you can help.  Email Mark at for further information and details.

Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act

The IPLCA does not support the new proposal in 2015.  In a nutshell it would:            
  • Require plastic posting signs be posted EVERY 5 FEET around the ENTIRE PERIMETER of a treated property
  • Signage must be removed by THE APPLICATOR, not the homeowner, THE FOLLOWING DAY.
  • Homeowner is supposed to stay off the lawn until signs have been removed
  • All customers and abutting properties (neighbors) would require notification the day prior to application, unless the neighbor opts out of the notification
 Please go to our Members Only; Gov't & Legislation page for additional information    

 Membership Update

IPLCA is currently accepting membership applications for 2015!
Please join other turf enthusiasts in helping to create "one voice" in the turf industry. 

New membership:  go to
"Become a Member"
Membership Renewal:  go to "Renew Membership"
 Day Of Service

The IPLCA has scheduled the Fisher House at Hines Hospital, Hines Il. to again be the recipients of the 2015 Day of Service Project!  We have scheduled 5 dates throughout 2015 to weed, feed and TLC the grounds of the Fisher House. April 18, May 30, July 18, September 19, and November 7.

We are currently looking for volunteers for each of the scheduled dates:  Supplies, equipment and labor!  8am to 12 noon.
Please contact Harold Enger

In 2014, TruGreen lawn professional Tim Pizza was pleased to be able to be one of the volunteers supplying lawn care to Fisher House at Hines Hospital. Family members or caregivers of patients at Hines Veterans Hospitals are able to stay at Fisher House free of charge. Tim’s son, a Navy veteran, was at Hines for cancer treatment several years ago. "The way they treated him was amazing. The VA did so much for Tim. He recently celebrated his fourth year of being cancer free.

Helping provide lawn care at Fisher House is my way of showing appreciation for the care they gave my son."

IPLCA offers service opportunities at Fisher House and at the Danville National Cemetery. Consider joining in one of these efforts in future months.


 Education Update Turf Education Day - TED  Chicago Botanic Garden
September 11, 2015
1000 Lake - Cook Rd
Glencoe, Illinois
 Newsletter Inside:  IPLCA Newsletter Winter 2015 edition  
  • 2015 New Executive Board
  • Mark Opal, New IPLCA President
  • Futures Committee introduction
  • Members Profile: Dr. Shelby Henning, U of I St. Charles
  • A Riding Applicator worth adding to your fleet
  • Building a reputation
  • Be your own Publicist

IPLCA Newsletter Autumn 2014 edition

IPLCA Newsletter Summer 2014 edition

IPLCA Newsletter Spring 2014 edition