This Code of Ethics is adopted by the Iowa Professional Lawn
Care Association to promote public service and professionalism.
As a member we agree to abide by the following Code:
Act as environmental stewards using landscape products
responsibly to enhance and protect the environment.
Utilize personal knowledge and skills to provide the
greatest goodwill to the profession and to society.
Further the interest of the turf care industry by
interchanging information and experience with other turf
care professionals, and contribute to the work of turf care
associations, schools of education, turf research
institutions and publications.
truthful in oral and written statements concerning the
services qualified to offer and the benefits that may be
expected from such services.
Avoid making unfounded remarks, comments, criticisms which
may injure the professional reputation of anyone engaged in
the turf care industry.
Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate
compensation for those engaged in turf care work, as
essential to the maintenance of high standards of turf care.
Conduct all matters relating to technical activities,
business operations, and civic responsibilities of turf care
in a manner that will further the status of turf care as a
Provide employees training in the safe handling and use of
pesticides, and monitor safety and environmental factors
relating to services performed.
Abide by laws and regulations affecting the industry and to
promote their enforcement. To acknowledge that governmental
and recognized standards are the mutual responsibility of
the product manufacturer and user.
Refrain from unfair business practices through:
Maintaining a reputation for fair and honorable conduct with
customers, employees and suppliers;
Conducting business on the basis of service to the public;
Avoid using false, misleading or deceptive advertising