The Fockele Garden Company’s Smith Earns PLANET Certification

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (July 1, 2015) — The Fockele Garden Company’s Atlanta area Maintenance Account Manager Jessica Smith has received the Professional Landcare Network’s Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager certification.

To earn the national certification, Smith passed exams covering the principles of warm-and cool-season turf grass establishment, growth, maintenance, and troubleshooting. She also had to show a thorough understanding of essential turf grass management practices and procedures that are standard in the green industry.

In addition to the PLANET certification, Smith is certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture and she is licensed by the State of Georgia for pesticide application.

The PLANET certification program, Landscape Industry Certified, is supported and used internationally and demonstrates credibility and commitment to best practices. PLANET has more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates. These firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.

Based in Gainesville, Georgia, The Fockele Garden Company serves clients throughout the Southeast. The company focuses on the maintenance and installation of commercial landscapes and residential gardens, and provides services such as irrigation systems, cisterns, custom water features, and stone work. For more information about The Fockele Garden Company, please call 770-532-7117 or visit