Exam Practice Questions

  1. Cultivar Identification in Gleditsia triacanthos “Sunburst”
    Question: Which part of the plant name Gleditsia triacanthos “Sunburst” denotes the cultivar?
    a) Gleditsia
    b) triacanthos
    c) ‘Sunburst’
    d) Gleditsia triacanthos
  2. Understanding Leaf Discoloration
    Question: Yellow coloration of a leaf caused by nutritional failure, disease, or other causes is called:
    a) Necrosis
    b) Damping off
    c) Mutation
    d) Chlorosis
  3. Deciphering Plant Food Composition
    Question: In a 20 lb. bag of 10-10-10 general-purpose plant food, the actual content of the three main ingredients in the mixture would be:
    a) 3 pounds each
    b) 6.33 pounds each
    c) 2 pounds each
    d) 5 pounds each
  4. Plant Anatomy and Function
    Question: In the trunk and branches of woody plants, the __ forms the xylem and phloem.
    a) Cotyledons
    b) Chlorophyll
    c) Glucose
    d) Cambium
  5. Proper Tree Planting Technique
    Question: The planting hole for the tree should be 2-3 times the diameter and 2 times the depth of the root ball.
    a) True
    b) False
  6. Lawn Maintenance Guidelines
    Question: A good rule of thumb for cutting a lawn is to never remove more than:
    a) One half of the leaf blade per mowing
    b) One third of the leaf blade per mowing
    c) Two thirds of the leaf blade per mowing
    d) 75% of the leaf blade per mowing e) 10% of the leaf blade per mowing
  7. Identifying Accident Causes
    Question: The main cause of accidents is:
    a) Machine failure
    b) Site hazards
    c) Distraction
    d) Human error
  8. Principles of Residential Landscape Design
    Question: Residential landscape design is comprised of divisions called:
    a) Service, garden, access
    b) Private, service, public
    c) Public, lawn, private
  9. Importance of Soil Testing in Landscaping
    Question: According to landscape contract specifications, topsoil should be tested by a recognized laboratory for pH and soluble salts.
    a) True
    b) False
  10. Utilizing Groundcovers in Sustainable Landscaping
    Question: Groundcovers are used in ‘sustainable’ landscaping to:
    a) Replace lawn areas
    b) Reduce weeds along pathways
    c) Blend edge environments and transition areas
    d) All of the above

c, d, c, d, b, b, d, b, a, d

Certification Resources

View Manual Review Course Information

The Manual Review Course is for NHCLP Exam preparation, covering material from the Certification Manual. The 2024 course discusses topics like Botany, Plant Identification, Turf, and Landscape Design.

Plant Identification Summer Course

The Plant Identification Summer Course teaches plant identification basics, including all listed plants. Designed for newcomers and those with limited plant knowledge, it covers methods, families, and common landscape materials.

Sample Exam Questions

Dive into our Sample Exam Questions page for a hands-on grasp of landscaping concepts. Test your knowledge on plant names, leaf issues, fertilizers, pruning, safety, and more and solidify your understanding of essential landscape topics.

Download Our Plant List

Discover our comprehensive Plant List for a wealth of botanical knowledge. With species details, scientific and common names, native indications, and invasive classifications, this resource is your gateway to understanding various plants.

Certification Via Reciprocity

Certification via reciprocity lets certified individuals in another New England State obtain equivalent certification in New Hampshire. Complete the Application for Landscape Certification Reciprocity, adhere to the Code of Ethics, and submit to NHLA.