Secretary Simon Johnson, who works in marketing for ProLawnCare, said the network gave a "common voice to the domestic lawncare industry" and was being revived after several year's dormancy.
The network's priorities are to generate sales leads, "fight the might of national franchises such as Green Thumb", recruit independent companies into the network, give a collective voice to the industry and offer a forum on its website. An improved website went live in July.
Of the 12-member group, Johnson said: "The sky is the limit but 20 members is the next benchmark."
Johnson said the group will campaign on issues such as pesticides and has formed an allegiance with the Amenity Forum.