ILCA’s suite of sustainability landscape information and materials.
The Illinois Association of Landscape Contractors has proactively developed a suite of sustainability information and materials.
ILCA Sustainable Maintenance Calendar
This guide is intended to equip Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) members with all the tools necessary to implement a sustainable maintenance program. It takes into account the constraints of a landscape company in regards to costs, time, equipment, personnel, and horticultural knowledge. The guide is written so any landscape company can apply these maintenance principles to almost any commercial or residential landscape and improve the positive impact on the environment without sacrificing quality. (2013) By the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Contractor’s Guide to: Creating A Sustainable Action Plan (March 2015)
Sustainable Guide to Rainwater Harvesting
This guide offers step by step construction specifications for building a rainwater harvesting system. The guide covers:
• cost and labor estimates
• excavation and backfill estimates
• materials needed
• step-by-step instructions with photos