Magazine / Publications

The Landscape Contractor magazine is the flagship publication of ILCA. 12 issues of the magazine are complimentary with ILCA membership. The magazine is distributed to every ILCA member and numerous subscribers.


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Spanish-translated articles are featured in each issue of The Landscape Contractor magazine!

Landscape Industry
Certified Training Manuals

PLANET Installation and Maintenance Training Manuals
New Training Manuals were released in 2012.

Get the Training You Need to Become Landscape Industry Certified (formerly the CLT)! Both manuals are available in English or Spanish. The manuals are a mainstay for landscape technicians across the U.S. Each contains a list of additional reference sources, study procedures, and helpful hints

View the manuals at PLANET's online store. ILCA members may order through ILCA to receive the PLANET member price.

$90 each (this includes 20% shipping + 7.25% sales tax) ($180 for both manuals)
To order please contact the ILCA office at (630) 472-2851 or email

ILCA Publications Order Form

Spanish/English Interactive Tutorial

The tutorial includes 41 primary topics; 123 subtopics and 2,000 phrases including construction, maintenance, nursery, garden center, annuals and perennials.

The interactive CD Rom offers English and Spanish phrases which appear side by side on the screen, with illustrations across the bottom. Highlight a phrase in the language of your choice – the translation is marked and pronounced. The listener can listen to the phrase as many times as needed and see the red circle mark the appropriate illustration.

The audio cassettes are in English to Spanish. There are 252 flash cards with English on one side and Spanish on the other. Most of these are illustrated. The phrase dictionary has 136 pages with a table of contents and index in each language along with useful words and Spanish verbs.

Special Offer for ILCA Members!
$10.00: Basic package includes dictionary and interactive CD.
$25.00: Enhanced package includes cassette tapes (same content as CD) and flash cards.
(Prices cover the shipping and handling of the materials)

Nonmembers - $150.00 (Plust 20% shipping and 7.25% Sales Tax)

Additional copies of the dictionary may be purchased at a cost of $5.00 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

To order please contact the ILCA office at (630) 472-2851, email or use the order form(faxable) or online ILCA Publications Order Form


ILCA members who are not members of PLANET may purchase publications and videos at a discount. Please contact ILCA at (630) 472-2851 or for further information or view their online catalog.


Through a special partnership, ILCA members who are not members of the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, may purchase The Plants for Outdoor Living catalog series through ILCA. These four-color catalogs are an excellent tool to help your clients choose the plants right for their landscape.

  • Perennials - 32 page four-color plant book
  • Ideas for Outdoor Living - 24 page four-color hardscape book
  • Planting & Care Guide "Owners Manual" for Trees and Shrubs
  • Yard & Garden Planner

Each catalog is sold in cases of 200 each and can be imprinted with your company's logo for an extra fee. The form is available here. Contact ILCA at (630)472-2851 or email for more information.




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