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LD025: How to Use Dynascape
Dynascape is a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program for landscape designers and contractors. With preset line weights and beautiful landscape symbols, it can help convey your ideas in a clear, concise manner, making quantity takeoffs and design changes almost effortless. This seminar is intended for landscape designers or contractors at all experience levels. At the completion of this two-day seminar you will have the skills and confidence needed to draft landscape plans on a computer. This seminar will also cover industry standards for drawings including planting plan, construction details grading and layout plans.
Before attending: Participants must have the Dynascape program installed and working on their laptops. A trial program is available through Dynascape at sales@dynascape.com. An understanding of the Windows operating system is helpful. Participants must bring a mouse (cord recommended) to make modeling and navigating much easier. Participants should also allow time each night to review material covered that day.
Consider continuing with Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil and Intermediate Grading and Drainage.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Dynascape 217- 3425 Harvester Rd Burlington, for directions only call 1-800-710-1900
Instructor: Beth Edney,CLD,Designs by the Yard
Dates: Monday January 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC027: Advanced Stone Masonry
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Take your masonry arts to the next level by participating in this advanced seminar for landscape construction pros with stone masonry experience. Attendees will get first-hand learning and exposure to the best practices of the trade while learning how to build outdoor benches and barbecue structures using concrete block and natural stone. Advance your skills and your business through this three-day experience.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.
Prerequisite:
Participants must have experience in stone masonry before attending.

LO member price: $577.50
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Brad Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC027-A: Advanced Stone Masonry
Take your masonry arts to the next level by participating in this advanced seminar for landscape construction pros with stone masonry experience. Attendees will get first-hand learning and exposure to the best practices of the trade while learning how to build outdoor benches and barbecue structures using concrete block and natural stone. Advance your skills and your business through this three-day experience.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.
Prerequisite:
Participants must have experience in stone masonry before attending.

LO member price: $577.50
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Brad Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS033: New - Safety,Health and The Law
Safety, Health & the Law is a one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Participants are guided through the sections in the Act using a variety of methods to increase learner engagement and improve understanding and retention of concepts including: exercises, self-assessment checklists, case study and video. Includes a comprehensive 76-page participant guide and a copy of the current Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations, Consolidated Edition.
This training solution meets the mandatory awareness training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
*Introduction - The Law - Introduces participants to the Act and components of the 'green book'.
*Taking Responsibility - Introduces how each one of us plays a role in workplace health & safety.
*The Internal Responsibility System - Provides an overview of the interlocking duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties.
*Hazard Recognition - Identifies specific workplace hazards and regulations that apply.
*Enforcement - Explains how the Ministry of Labour enforces the Act and how to work with inspectors.
*Resources - Identifies resources that can help.
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
*Identify why workplace health and safety is important.
*Navigate the different components of the Act and regulations.
*Recognize key definitions and duties of workplace parties.
*Identify how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards and review relevant regulations.
*Identify requirements for notices, reporting injuries & illnesses and keeping records.
Seminar is intended for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar with or experienced in its application or use:
*Managers & supervisors.
*Health and safety coordinators.
*JHSC members (non-certified).
*Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

LO member price: $270.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD001: An Introduction to Landscape Design
Landscape Design: Presented as a creative, logical and orderly problem-solving process from preliminary investigation to final design preparations. This includes meeting the client, basic plan preparation and the application of basic design styles and themes. Participants will undertake a simple landscape problem. This seminar is great for those looking to expand their existing landscaping design experience or to start learning landscape design as a career path but have had no formal design training.
Participants are required to bring an architect's scale, pencils,eraser,drafting tools sketch paper and calculator.
Consider continuing with seminars Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil and Plant ID seminars.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Chris Mace, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LD024: Introductory SketchUp
This two day seminar introduces new and inexperienced users to the basics of SketchUp, as applied to the activities of a landscape designer. The focus will be designing and communicating landscape design in three dimensions. Upon completion, you will be able to design simple landscape projects in three dimensions and present them as images. Note: Free version of Sketchup is web-based ONLY. Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S, but Mac O/S can also be used.
Participants need to bring: a laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed as the free version of Sketchup is web-based. Prior to attending the seminar, please go to https://app.sketchup.com in your web browser and create a Trimble ID (Click on Trimble at the top right corner, select Trimble Connect, on the next page click on the orange 'Sign in' button at the top right corner, this will take you to a Sign in page where you can click on 'Create new Trimble ID') Please be sure you remember the e-mail address and password you use to create your ID, it is also recommended to save the above Sketchup link as a bookmark for easy access in the future. A corded mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kris Bujold,Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Dates: Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC011-A: Getting Started in Concrete
Are you thinking about expanding your projects to include concrete work? Are you subcontracting concrete work now but would like to do it yourself? Have you done some projects and want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge? This seminar will cover the basic principles and practices of forming, reinforcing, ordering, mixing, pouring, finishing and curing concrete, to allow you to pour a slab on grade with confidence. This is a combined classroom and hands-on seminar.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots for concrete work, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask appropriate for concrete, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 13
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC011: Getting Started in Concrete
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Are you thinking about expanding your projects to include concrete work? Are you subcontracting concrete work now but would like to do it yourself? Have you done some projects and want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge? This seminar will cover the basic principles and practices of forming, reinforcing, ordering, mixing, pouring, finishing and curing concrete, to allow you to pour a slab on grade with confidence. This is a combined classroom and hands-on seminar.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots for concrete work, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask appropriate for concrete, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty,Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP007: Annuals: Traffic Stopping Curb Appeal
Start the season with this great seminar for parks professionals, retail garden centres staff, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher when it comes to planning and designing. Participants will find out how to use annuals in the landscape, whether to fill space until permanent plantings grow, or to maximize season-long colour impact in boulevard, commercial, public and residential gardens. Learn how to choose the best annuals for drought tolerance, pest tolerance, different light exposure, colour combinations, texture and size. Other topics such as bed preparation, soil health, irrigation and mulching will be addressed as will the maintenance needs of most commonly used annual species.
Note: after attending this seminar, participants may want to continue with seminar Annuals: Let's get Visual - Containers and More
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC014-A: Paving Your Way to Perfect Interlock
This hands-on seminar is geared toward individuals looking to develop or improve the practical skills of paving stone installation. The seminar will spend half the day on interlocking stone installation and the other half on constructing steps using pre-cast walling systems. Participants will build stairs, install interlocking stone and become familiar with installation techniques using a variety of base materials. Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, Royal Stone Landscaping and Design
Date: Monday February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC014: Paving Your Way to Perfect Interlock
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This hands-on seminar is geared toward individuals looking to develop or improve the practical skills of paving stone installation. The seminar will spend half the day on interlocking stone installation and the other half on constructing steps using pre-cast walling systems. Participants will build stairs, install interlocking stone and become familiar with installation techniques using a variety of base materials. Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, Royal Stone Landscaping and Design
Date: Monday February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC019: Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil
Grading and Drainage can be a tedious task, but it is imperative to get it right in order to achieve success on your next construction job. This seminar will benefit contractors and designers with little or no familiarity with grading and drainage requirements and processes. Participants will explore grading principles and standards, and their impact on surface drainage, for most landscape projects. Basic grading calculations, the use of site surveys, the manipulation of land forms, and the preparation of grading details and plans for both surface and in-ground drainage is presented. In-ground drainage considerations are introduced. Typical grading notation methods are also presented. Participants will be required to carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Monday February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC040: Precast Retaining Walls from the Ground Up
Learn all there is to know about building retaining walls in this two-day seminar. Participants will explore why walls fail, proper construction techniques and selecting the walling system to meet your project and permit requirements. The importance of soil structure, drainage, surcharge loads, granular backfill, base preparation, selection and use of geo-grids, filter blankets, and proper compaction will be discussed in detail. Participants will build steps, walls and pillars using various precast retaining wall products. Participants will also construct a concrete block wall and face it with natural stone ledge rock. The wall will be capped with hand chiseled coping. Participants will leave with a sound understanding of how to build retaining walls.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., bring along a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, Royal Stone Landscaping and Design
Dates: Tuesday February 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP041: Understanding and Planting Perennials
Do you find you're struggling when recommending the right perennials to your clients? This introductory seminar for retail garden centre staff, landscape designers, contractors, and perennial lovers looking to learn more. This half day seminar will give participants a better understanding of how perennials grow and change through the seasons. How they differ from shrubs and annuals, and how light and water affect their growth. Discussing unusual perennials for sun and shade, the instructor will take some of the mystery out of perennials; leaving participants with the confidence to recommend the right plants to their clients.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Tuesday February 12, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC020: Intermediate Grading and Drainage
This seminar is for those who have had some exposure to grading design and installation or attended the introductory seminar Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil.
A detailed, in-depth study of both surface and subsurface drainage considerations is presented. Areas covered include detailed grading standards and associated requirements, basic cut-and-fill calculations, erosion control, ground rules for effective and safe grading practices and design and construction requirements for retaining walls.
Participants will be required to prepare a full grading plan case study for a residential site with non-typical grading issues, carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, an architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058-A: Laser Levels, Spot and Job Site Elevation Layouts
This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels to gather information to be used in-class to translate into a site plan. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how simple planning and information gathering prior to construction will improve site efficiency and enhance results.
Participants should bring: A scale ruler and calculator. Although some laser levels will be available participants should bring their own to maximize the value of this seminar.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 13
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Date: Thursday February 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058: Laser Levels, Spot and Job Site Elevation Layouts
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This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels to gather information to be used in-class to translate into a site plan. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how simple planning and information gathering prior to construction will improve site efficiency and enhance results.
Participants should bring: A scale ruler and calculator. Although some laser levels will be available participants should bring their own to maximize the value of this seminar.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday February 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC034: Intermediate Flagstone
Looking to go further with your flagstone skills? This hands-on, two-day seminar will cover the installation of various types of flagstone from start to finish. Participants will use concrete block to create the form of a three- step staircase and then clad it in flagstone. Participants will install dry and wet lay installations of both random and square- cut flagstone. Masonry techniques such as pointing and sponging of grout will be taught.
Participants are required to bring a personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: : Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Tuesday February 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP003: Expand your Knowledge of Native Trees and Shrubs
There are over 100 species of native trees and shrubs available to the landscape professional, but only a fraction are used. Learn more about native Ontario species and their unique characteristics and appropriate uses in landscape. Discussion will revolve around examples of trees and shrubs for challenging soils, small spaces, extreme heat and salt locations. Featuring trees and shrubs of all shapes, sizes, uses and horticultural values, this popular seminar is beneficial to commercial landscapers, landscape designers and parks professionals.
Consider continuing with seminars Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Trees, Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs or Expand Your Knowledge of Herbaceous's and Woody Plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD026: Intermediate Sketchup
This seminar is a follow-up to the Introductory SketchUp seminar, or for users who can competently model and present a simple landscape design. It will introduce participants to more sophisticated SketchUp skills and techniques as applied to the activities of a landscape designer, including basic terrain modeling, creating arrays, using layers, basic rendering and general best practices. Upon completing this seminar you will be able to design and present professional-quality landscape design work using advanced modeling techniques.
Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S
Participants need to bring: a laptop with the latest version of Sketchup PRO downloaded (a free trial is available for 30 days, please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you are unsure you want to purchase Sketchup PRO) This can be downloaded at https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro. A corded mouse with scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kris Bujold, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Date: Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM086: Your Company's Pulse: Use your Balance Sheet to determine its Beat
From one of the profession's leading firms; Nathan will speak first-hand on how he approached learning his company numbers, and improved his relationship with his financial lender.
Benefit to attending:
*More financial control of your company
*Clearer understanding of your balance sheet
*Knowing which ratios to focus on to improve financial health
*Learn how to be confident with meeting your banker
Important:
Participants will need to bring their financial statements from the last three years to maximize the value of this seminar. Attendees will come away knowing how to view their business, know their financial pulse before their banker does, strategies to manage a positive cash flow, how to improve their net worth, when to buy, lease or rent equipment and how much cash flow should be left in their business. A jam-packed day you won't want to miss. This seminar is for owners and managers of both new and established maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow management firms.
Testimonials
Very helpful learned some very key points
Jim Edmonds the Gardener Landscaping
Finally was able to understand a balance sheet in a simple manner
Justin Siemens JC Landscaping Inc.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Nathan Helder, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC035: Concrete:The Next Level
For those who know the basics of mixing, placing and finishing concrete, this seminar will further your skills in forming, reinforcing and pouring steps, with sometime spent on raised and suspended slabs. Participants will have time to practice finishing larger slabs on grade.
Note: This is a hands-on seminar and involves rough carpentry as well as concrete skills.
Participants are required to bring
personal protective equipment including: work boots for concrete work, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, gloves, etc.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty,Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP035: Annuals's: Let's Get Visual - Containers and More
A half day seminar for maintenance companies, parks professionals, designers, retail garden centres staff,designers and lovers of annuals. Less commonly used annuals in containers and elsewhere will be discussed, as well as new cultivars and best maintenance practices. Participants will leave with new ideas in above-ground gardening (raised beds, containers, rooftops etc.), tropicals, edibles and other herbaceous plants. Tricks and challenges for the successful planting and maintenance of containers will be presented. Identifying and selecting new plants for innovative plantings takes time and the value of visiting trial gardens and other horticultural resources to help with this process can quickly become apparent. Some of the best performing annuals from past trial years will be presented as well as tips on sourcing new plant material.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Best Western Plus 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions only call 905-815-3818
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 22, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM105: Selling ... Better and Get More Customers!
If you are fed up with people stealing your ideas and intelligence, pressuring you for price discounts and playing "hide and seek" then you should attend this seminar. Attending this seminar you will learn "best practices" on:
*How to qualify potential customers on the phone so you waste less time with tire kickers
*People buy emotionally and then justify intellectually - learn how to get people emotionally committed to your services
*You can't profitably compete with "Bob with a truck, mower and shovel" - learn how to sell value and stop discounting
*People buy from people that they trust, respect and like - learn "social psychology" on how to"relate to people in a manner they enjoy"
Landscape professionals have said the following. "We've raised our closing rate from 10% to 60%, "We've just closed our biggest deal ever," We have raised our prices and are still winning business."
Consider continuing with Leading Your Team to Succeed

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday February 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN010: Xeriscaping: Selecting Drought- Tolerant Plants for Landscape Projects
This half-day seminar is for landscapers who wish to incorporate water conservation into their landscape and maintenance projects. Participants will learn which plants are drought tolerant and what steps can be taken to conserve water and use irrigation more efficiently. Matching plants to soil and exposure, along with creative ways to capture water such as rainwater harvesting, and a discussion of the benefits of xeriscaping will also be covered. This seminar is recommended for designers, contractors, and maintenance firms along with parks departments.
Consider continuing with seminar Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater.
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 25, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC062: Outdoor Fire-pit Construction
In this two-day, hands-on seminar, participants will learn the basics of constructing an outdoor fire-pit. Day one will begin with a review of tools and safety, followed by the start of the build: base preparation, drainage, cutting, setting mortar, etc. Day two, participants will continue working in groups, getting the second course of fire brick in place, constructing the outer shell, stenciling, marking cap stone, cutting, etc. Outdoor fire pits are a popular request in landscape designs, so don't miss this seminar.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., a 2-3lb steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: John Popp,Stone Works Masonry
Dates: Monday February 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP048: Introduction to Plant Identification
Participants will learn how plants are named, basic plant classification and how to recognize plant structures and the characteristics used for identification. Learn how to identify both native and horticultural plants with focus on key identifying features of commonly used horticultural species. Receive hands-on experience using a dichotomous key and identification manuals.
Participants should bring a hand lens if they have one, as well as note taking materials. A list of resources useful for identifying different plant groups as well as materials that will be used to identify plants in class will be provided. Participants will leave with a stronger foundation in plant names and will take away the knowledge and tools necessary to identify unknown plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG009: Legal Obligations of the Landscape Employer
As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations: some imposed by statute, some by contract and some by the courts. Do you understand your legal obligations as an employer? This seminar will provide an update on a variety of employment issues, including:
Understanding legislation:
* The Employment Standards Act and why employment contracts are important
* Part time vs. full time vs. salaried; is there a difference?
* Vacation time, vacation pay, overtime pay, hours of work and breaks
Ontario Human Rights Code:
* Discrimination and harassment
* Attendance
* Accommodation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act:
* Premiums
* Reporting
* Claims management
Occupational Health and Safety Act:
* Subcontractor considerations
* Due diligence
Dealing with workplace accidents:
* Reporting
* Ministry of Labour
* Investigation
* Potential charges
* Potential defenses
NOTE: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more.
NOTE: Participants are invited to email questions kathym@landscapeontario.com prior to attending so that the instructor can prepare answers for that day.
Consider continuing with seminar Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workplace

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers
Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP047: Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater
Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to many challenges. Municipalities and conservation authorities are offering grant programs for rain handling from permeable pavers to rain gardens, as well as educating the public about rain water issues and how to handle them. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve. Learn techniques to slow down rainwater. Sean will show you how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction sizing challenges and plant choices. Making it beautiful will be a major focus and an unusual palette of amazing plants will be addressed in detail.
Consider continuing with a Green Roof or Herbaceous and Woody Plants seminar.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. This seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace.
Topics include:
* The foundation of Health and Safety in Ontario- Covers legal duties and responsibilities of supervisors and other workplace parties under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act).
* An Internal Approach to Sue Diligence - discusses strategies for supervisors to demonstrate due diligence and avoid costly fines and penalties.
* Case Studies in Due Diligence - Examines actual Ministry of Labour case studies in which supervisors were unable to demonstrate due diligence and looks at what those supervisors should have done differently.
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
*Recall key components of the OH&S Act applicable to exercising due diligence.
*Summarize the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor under the OH&S Act and how to implement in the workplace.
*Give examples of how supervisors can exercise due diligence.
*Create an action plan of steps to demonstrate due diligence in your own workplace.
*Analyze case studies to determine if due diligence was established.
Prerequisite:
Participants should have knowledge of the OH&S Act and regulations or attend the new Safety,Health and the Law or the JHSC part one training.
This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.
Note: Details discussed in this seminar are also covered in the new 1 day Safety,Health and the Law seminar. Participants should consider continuing with Landscape Ontario's The Effective Supervisor.
Note: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? See wsps.ca, LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Date: Friday March 1, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TM010: Maintaining Turf on Treed Sites
Participants will examine cultural practices for maintaining strong healthy turf on treed sites, and review development of a balanced soil fertility program through proper soil analysis and application techniques. Time will also be spent examining the biological and cultural pest control techniques permitted for use under the current pesticide legislation.This seminar is ideal for lawn care and maintenance firms,parks departments or for those required to develop or implement turf management operations on sites with sunlight to significant tree coverage/shade areas.
Note:IPM-5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Steve Mann, SJM Arboricultural Consulting
Date: Monday March 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN012: Green Roof Design and Installation
Green Roof Design and Installation provides attendees with detailed information on green roof system types and components. Participants will get the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, products innovations and design and installation best practices.
Participants will learn how to:
* Design green roof to meet multiple client objectives
* Conduct cost-benefit analyses and make the business cases for green roofs
* Develop a project budget
* Determine essential qualifications for project teams
* Write and interpret green roof specifications
* Navigate warranty and liability issues...and much more!
Note: This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations, participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.

LO member price: $493.90
Non-member price: $548.90
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
LM203: Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
For the novice, day two of GMW continues to offer participants the opportunity to experience everything the grounds maintenance profession encompasses. During this full day, participants will be provided with the basic standards of its many areas and much more.
Items covered include:
*Planning for the site, maintenance, scheduling and programming
*Research on plants to use
*Soil, ph and fertilizers
*Tree and shrub identification
*Common backyard blunders to avoid
*Common pests and diseases and what to look for (IPM)
*Weed Identification
All content will provide foundation to support maintenance staff in maintaining aesthetically pleasing and beautiful landscapes
Consider continuing with: Seminars Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance General Standards.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM107: Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workplace
Employee turnover can be expensive and time-consuming. Once great employees are hired, how can employers effectively keep them? This seminar will cover strategies on how to create and lead a motivated and engaged workplace.
Topics include:
* The importance of motivated workforce
* How to create and maintain a motivated workforce
* Leadership training
Note: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more. Participants are invited to email questions to kathym@landscapeontario.com so the instructor can have answers prepared for that day.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $42.30
Non-member price: $81.24
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western Plus 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions only call 905-815-3818
Instructor: Representative from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers
Date: Wednesday March 6, 2019 9:30 am - 11:30 am
LM201: Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 3:
Vital to a successful operation, this portion of grounds maintenance week will cover the customer service and safety aspects of working in the landscape maintenance field. Participants will spend the first part of the day reviewing health and safety, including OHSA, hazard assessment and controls, WHMIS, transportation safety and the MTO and vehicle and driver licensing. Finishing up the day, participants will review key strategies for keeping your customers happy, including:
*Don't make promises you can't keep
*Listen to your customer
*How to deal with complaints
This day will benefit new employees, and those looking to lead crews.
Consider continuing with: Seminar Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance,Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards,WHMIS 2015 GHS and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz, CLT,CSL Group
Date: Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:19 pm - 3:30 pm
LM204: Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Day four involves basics of plant identification of annuals and perennials, how to plan for site planting, review of locations and conditions as well as care needs. The instructor will also discuss landscape 'add-ons'; fall bulb planting, four season containers and ornamental grasses, taking size and foliage into consideration with year-round colour in mind. This seminar is for all employees and those with some industry experience in maintaining annuals, perennials and grasses.
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning.
Consider continuing with: Seminars Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards,Perennials for the Landscape, Expand your Knowledge of Herbaceous and Woody Plants and Picking Plants for Problem Areas.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM205: Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Wrapping up the week- long program,day five day will go over the art of planting, pruning and turfgrass.
Items covered include:
*Planting Standards
*Site preparation
*Mulching and taking dormancy into consideration
There will be hands-on learning demonstrations on pruning participants are welcome to bring their own secateurs. Turf rounds out the day, including a standards review, discussion on turf types, when to seed and when to sod, and cutting guidelines.
This seminar is for new landscape employees and those with limited industry experience in the landscape maintenance field.
Participants should bring PPE (work gloves and boots, eye and ear protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.
Consider continuing with seminars Turf Management: A Holistic Approach, New Age Weed and Pest Control in Turf or Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Friday March 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 per cent of a tree's biomass is below ground, as a vast network of roots. Because roots lie out of sight, their care and protection are often overlooked, resulting in poor performance. Understanding how roots grow and the importance of healthy soil is vital knowledge for anyone working with trees to understand.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Todd Irvine,MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN008: Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
This seminar contains indispensable information on green roof care and upkeep. You will learn how to design of an on-going maintenance program, budget the costs of your project, as well as perform common maintenance procedures. This course also includes information vital to diagnosing and mitigating green roof maintenance problems and provides the tools necessary for developing contracts and inspection reports. A 100+ page hard-copy reference manual is included, CEC's are approved by a variety of association programs. Participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.

LO member price: $218.90
Non-member price: $247.50
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LS003-UP: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 15 Terry Fox Dr. Kingston For Directions call 613-530-3741
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS020: New-The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success
The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success considers the day-to-day context in which supervisors perform their role and brings to life the concepts associated with "organizing the work and its performance" as referenced in the definition of a competent person. This course goes beyond awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors, and engages participants in identifying real-life challenges and solutions.Revised and revamped from the original Effective Supervisorcourse, new content has been added such as:
* Mental health
* Conflict resolution
* Human rights
* Progressive discipline
* Violence and harassment
* What to do if an injury happens and workers with disabilities
Upon completion, you will be able to:
* Identify and describe the role of a supervisor
* Describe the legal duties and responsibilities of a supervisor
* Describe how people are different & how diversity affects the supervisor's role
* Demonstrate various methods of communication
* Describe how to set up and run a meeting or staff huddle
* Describe how to orient a new worker
* Demonstrate good coaching skills
* Define mental health and describe how it impacts the workplace
* Summarize supervisor approaches that promote mental health
* Describe the role of the supervisor in ensuring that human rights in the workplace are maintained
* Demonstrate how to manage conflict and implement progressive discipline measures in your workplace
* Describe a supervisor's responsibility for dealing with workplace violence and harassment
* Describe what to do if an injury happens
* Describe the principles of work reintegration and the supervisor's role
* Describe the supervisor's role in accommodating workers with disabilities
Recommended for:
* Individuals currently in supervisory positions either newly appointed or experienced
* Individuals who would like to become supervisors
* Managers, HR personnel, CEO, Owners
In order to get the most value from this seminar it is recommended participants be familiar with the workplace health and safety law regarding supervisor duties and responsibilities or attended Landscape Ontario's New-Safety,Health and The Law seminar.
Note: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? Visit wsps.ca. LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.

LO member price: $434.50
Non-member price: $715.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Dates: Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday March 14, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LS003-DU: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LP050: Perennials for the Landscape
Hostas, ferns, grasses, heuchera and wildflowers are an important part of the landscape. Discussing these different plant types, participants will be provided with a list of their botanical and common names and how to incorporate them into bed shapes, including where to plant, how to care for, and more. This seminar will have your landscape project looking the best on the block! Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance firms should consider attending this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Nancy Christie,NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-DU: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LP051: Expand your Knowledge of Herbaceous and Woody Plants
Landscape surroundings are changing and customers are asking for more sustainable ways of caring for their properties. This seminar will provide environmentally sound solutions for landscape designers and contractors,reviewing the wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plant species available for erosion-prone and problem areas. Discussions will also focus on the wide variety of native plants that enhance the look and feel of a project while drawing in pollinators. Participants will leave with more confidence incorporating native plants into their next residential or public landscape project,

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Friday March 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP049: Picking plants for problem areas
Your new client has a handful of problem areas on their property: heavy shade, steep slopes, wet areas, walnut trees - it's a big list. This seminar will discuss the right plants to select and the maintenance they require to tackle these issues. Looking at plant characteristics and their maintenance, the instructor will provide a list of low and no-maintenance plants for normal and problem areas. A great seminar for designers, contractors, garden centre and maintenance staff.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LA001: Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs
Don't waste time and money planting incorrectly. This seminar explores how to maintain trees and shrubs so that they perform well in difficult urban settings. An introduction to tree and shrub biology is followed by a discussion of main stresses, including drought, construction damage, and lack of nutrients. Participants will learn how to assess a planting site and the proper techniques for plant selection and placement. This seminar also covers the basics of proactive tree and shrub care, including planting,mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should consider attending.
Note:
Please note the details discussed in this seminar build off of learning outcomes in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Todd Irvine,MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-A: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM008: New Age Weed and Pest Control in Turf
Turfgrass seed has taken on a new look, particularly in the area of water requirements. This seminar covers turf weed control options, non-selectives, insect control, as well as emerging trends in grass seed selection and pest control products. Participants will learn how best to deal with challenging turf conditions, and the economic impact of these choices. This seminar is ideal for owners or staff of lawn care and maintenance firms, or parks departments.
Note: IPM - 3.00 CEC's awarded
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Ken Pavely,Lawn Life Natural Turf Products
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LD039: Designing: Beautiful Landscapes and Bountiful Harvests
Urban environments challenge us with multi-function outdoor spaces. Clients are often looking to have the best of both worlds, a beautiful landscape, a leisure space and a bountiful harvest. In this seminar you will learn how to incorporate vegetables into the landscape, for both beauty and sustenance. We will start with the basic elements of landscape design and apply these to a vegetable palette. We will look at how growing requirements for vegetables differ from permanent plantings and how to successfully integrate the two. We will look at bed plantings, raised beds and simple container planting. Participants can expect to become familiar with the most ornamental varieties and where and how to obtain them.
Consider continuing with seminar For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG036: For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables
There is nothing better than a freshly picked vegetable from your own garden; you can't get any more local! In this seminar you will learn all you need to know to grow a variety of vegetables. Whether you have a large garden plot, a small space, raised beds or simply room for a few containers, you can grow your own food. In this seminar you will learn about soil preparation, planting for year-round harvest, companion planting, rotation, how to choose varieties and annual maintenance regimes.
A seminar for those who have an interest in starting or getting more from their vegetable garden.


LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LE004-GH: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LC061: Water Gardening in your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing an implementing your next water feature project. Participants will gain a strong understanding of pumps,filtration systems and maintaining water quality, as well as the effect fish have on the water and how the nutrient and oxygen cycle affects water stability. A seminar for contractors, maintenance, designers and garden centre staff participants will leave knowing the materials needed to construct and install a wide range of water features including ponds, waterfalls and pondless fountains. Participants will also become familiar with installing natural ponds that require no pumps or filtration system.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-KW: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge, for directions only,call 519-624-7940
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your maintenance season.
The magic behind every outstanding landscape is found in attention to detail. Knowledge is the key to quality work. This seminar will unlock some of the theory and techniques needed to attain an eye-catching landscape. Learn how those who deliver superior results are not simply doing more of the same things everyone else does; they are doing things better. Explore the details and advanced techniques needed to deliver excellent landscape maintenance in today's changing landscape world

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD,ISA,CLT Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS026: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year; annual CPR certification is recommended.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS007: Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED certification
This two-day practical first aid course meets WSIB requirements and prepares participants to administer first aid for common landscape injuries. Every landscape crew must have one person with first aid training to assist injured workers. Participants should bring a blanket.
Topics covered included;
* Musculoskeletal Injuries
* Spinal precautions
* Soft tissue injuries (bruises, burns, and frostbite, etc)
* Heat and cold temperature emergencies
* Poisons.
* One rescuer adult/child/baby CPR
* Two rescuer adult/child CPR
* Adult/child/baby choking
* Barrier devices/pocket masks
* AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training

LO member price: $143.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Dates: Tuesday March 26, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM006: IPM in the Woody Landscape
For arborists, landscape, parks and garden maintenance workers and garden centre employees who want to know more about pest management. This well-received seminar will cover the most common diseases, insects and mites that affect trees and shrubs in Ontario.
It will train you to look for harmful pests, and how to identify environmental and physiological disorders that are often the underlying cause.
This seminar includes in-depth knowledge on pest identification, with emphasis on early detection and the timing for best results to keep woody plants healthy.
Feel free to bring your pest problems to this seminar. You will leave with answers, better problem solving skills and so much more.
Note: IPM -5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn,OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-LN: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS023: WHMIS 2015 GHS
By law, all workers must receive Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training every year under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
During this session participants will learn current guidelines featuring the new safety data sheet formatting and labeling. The new approach to identification of categories, physical and environmental hazards will be presented,along with an in-depth overview of workplace chemicals and specifics related to: classifications - including pictograms which replace the former symbols related to labels and hazard class, identification and storage/use.
Participants will come away able to identify and apply key responsibilities keeping them current in their work environment.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $49.50
Non-member price: $71.50
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kyle Paton,Davey Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS026-B: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year; annual CPR certification is recommended.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Friday March 29, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
As a business owner, operations manager or supervisor, are you tired of 'winging' leadership? Studies show people are your greatest asset, but what if they are not responding the way you want? Set up your people to succeed by attending this seminar to learn:
* How to create expectations your staff can deliver
* Develop effective supervisory and training skills to help people succeed
* Communicate in a manner that your staff will respond to and flourish
Bringing years of successful management and leadership techniques that have already been implemented by many satisfied landscape firms Andrew will help participants become better bosses.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday March 29, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-B: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kevin Davis, Lakeside Tree Service
Dates: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LI015: Fundamentals of Irrigation Design
An introductory, hands-on seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system with water efficiency in mind. This seminar is an excellent introductory class for residential and commercial contractors. You will leave with a knowledge of irrigation design fundamentals, how to creat a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.
Each participant will need: An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites:
LI003 or a good irrigation background in this area

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Learn about scheduling and how to program a system to deliver the necessary water. What are the controller models on the market and what are their features and benefits? Smart ET controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on. After attending this seminar you will be comfortable with programming basic schedules on various makes and models of irrigation controllers. This seminar is good for all levels - especially those who want to schedule controllers from many different manufacturers.
NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.
PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM011: Turf Management- A Holistic Approach
Benefiting new employees and those with basic turf management experience, this seminar will discuss turfgrass biology and key physiological processes,such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. The instructor will discuss selecting appropriate turfgrass species; mowing and optimum mowing height; thatch and compaction management (e.g. coring, spiking, topdressing and dethatching) along with plant nutrition and irrigation management.
NOTE: IPM - 5.67 CECs awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI006: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* Learn methods utilizing repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes
* Application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-C: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Dates: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 5, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LI006-B: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* Learn methods utilizing repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes
* Application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday April 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003-B: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI015-B: Fundamentals of Irrigation Design
An introductory, hands-on seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system with water efficiency in mind. This seminar is an excellent introductory class for residential and commercial contractors. You will leave with a knowledge of irrigation design fundamentals, how to creat a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.
Each participant will need: An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites:
LI003 or a good irrigation background in this area

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Date: Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices
An irrigation project has been designed and you are installing the job: How do you plan the installation? What steps are involved in using correct practices? What equipment, tools, products and accessories are needed? What are some of the basic installation tips in approaching the project? What work order is most efficient and which records should be kept? This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.
After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation.
* Have hands-on experience with PVC and poly pipe.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products and accessories to create a working system.
Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for outside learning.
PPE required : CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday April 10, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI007-B: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Learn about scheduling and how to program a system to deliver the necessary water. What are the controller models on the market and what are their features and benefits? Smart ET controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on. After attending this seminar you will be comfortable with programming basic schedules on various makes and models of irrigation controllers. This seminar is good for all levels - especially those who want to schedule controllers from many different manufacturers.
NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.
PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI020: Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
Have you ever been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to get things working.
Participants will learn:
*To troubleshoot an irrigation system from the controller without going outside, until you are 90 percent certain what the problem is.
*Test power sources, power wires, field wires, solenoids and batteries.
*What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
*Locate buried wires to find hidden valves.
This seminar will save hours on site, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources.
Note: Participants should bring along a multimeter for testing wiring . After attending this seminar you will know about volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI010: Certified Irrigation Technician Prep Seminar (CIT)
This seminar will help prepare individuals wishing to take the Irrigation Association's CIT exam, though it is not a substitute for studying the reference material.
Workbook:Participants will need to purchase a workbook from irrigation.org, review prior and bring to the seminar.
What's covered: This two-day CIT prep seminar focuses on hands-on work,while preparing you to sit for the written exam. Participants should be proficient irrigation installers or service staffers who wish to prepare for new responsibilities, projects or employment opportunities. Begin your path to certification as a professional irrigator today and reap the benefits.
The CIT program is based on a comprehensive job analysis to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed as an irrigation technician.
Note:
Throughout the two days, you may be asked to complete hands-on work, so please dress accordingly.
Exam: For those wishing to write their exam contact the Irrigation Association (IA) at least 30 days prior to the exam, irrigation.org.
Exam location: Visit irrigation.org and click on Register for Exams under the Certification menu

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Monday April 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 16, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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