Lesher earns landscape certification

Breanne Lesher

Breanne Lesher, landscape designer at Stony Creek Landscapes Inc., Webster City, has achieved Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association Certification with a specialization in Landscape.

The certification exam has two parts: a plant identification portion covering a combination of woody and herbaceous plants; and a written exam that covers basic horticulture information and an area of specialization.

The core certification is completed by all individuals seeking certification and covers topics such as plant nomenclature, plant growth and development, soils and fertilizers, plant disease and insect identification and diagnosis, turfgrass management, and professionalism in the green industry.

In addition, to the core certification, the Landscape specialization certifies that the landscape installer is knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas, including construction techniques, design, sales and more.