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LI026-A: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview is for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or have attended seminar LI003.

We will briefly review the main irrigation components that make up an automatic landscape irrigation system.

Topics covered include; sprays, rotors, impacts, pipe, wire, controllers, sensors, low volume drip emitters, landscape dripline, drip zone kits, dirty water valves, Weather and Cloud based ET controllers and sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning you will come away knowing how to build a professional system.

Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will get to write a one hour assessment at the end of day two.

Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Steve Hernandez, CIT
Dates: Wednesday January 20, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 21, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC065: Cobblestone Installation- Art and Technique
Cobblestone; A natural building material based on cobble-sized stones. It can seem daunting until you realize that cobblestones have a much, much longer lifespan than other materials.
With years of experience in this specialized field. The instructor will share his knowledge the art and technique of cobblestone installation which has been passed on for generations in the Italian culture, art and expertise

This 3-day theory and hands-on seminar is an exciting opportunity for stone wallers, masons, and landscaper enthusiasts of all abilities. Covering safety, basic terminology (e.g., how to use, apply and prepare cubes) structure and styles of cobblestone installation. Using natural stone participants will learn proper techniques as they work along with the instructor in constructing a cobblestone project on-site.

Proper PPE is required to be able to participate: Safety shoes, eyewear, hearing protection and gloves.

Participants will receive a manual explaining the procedures to use. Tools (e.g., a stool, 2 special hammers) will be provided. Essential for being able to practice the techniques and acquire appropriate skills both during the seminar and after.

Participants will leave with a firm understanding of cobblestone installation with the confidence to offer this artistic technique in their next project.

LO member price: $570.00
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Aldo Chemelli, Royalstone Design
Dates: Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 27, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 28, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD025: How to Use Dynascape
Dynascape is a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program for landscape designers and contractors. With pre-set 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.
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 plans, 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,contact sales@dynascape.com for complete details. An understanding of the Windows operating system is helpful.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a corded mouse to make modeling and navigating much easier. Participants should also allow time each night to review material covered that day.

Consider continuing with seminars 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: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Wednesday January 27, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 28, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM123: Team Leader Training Seminar
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches.
Team Leader Training is an interactive seminar geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.

Consider continuing with seminars How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Thursday January 28, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD001: Landscape Design: An Introduction
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.
Undertaking 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.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.40
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Friday January 29, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LBM129: New-The Business Planning Boot Camp
This unique professional development session is specially customized for Landscape Companies and is a mix of business planning training and seminar discussions to assist participants in thinking about their own organization's situation.

All participants receive the necessary tools and templates to create their own business plan. After attending participants will be able to start applying what they have learned immediately to drive real planning results within their organization. Without dumbing it down, the Boot Camp boils down business planning to a series of systematic, understandable concepts to create a one-page plan for business success.
The program will cover the following:
*Defining your practical vision
*Understanding and defining your revenue growth drivers
*Value proposition and target markets
*Strategic imperatives
*Converting your one-page plan into action
Although not required - if you have a business plan in place participants are encouraged to bring it.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.40
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Friday January 29, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LC063: Chiseled in Stone: An Introduction
This two-day introductory seminar is suitable for those seeking greater insight and skill development in the art of stone masonry.
Topics covered are types of natural flagstone, wallstone, thin stone veneer, wet and dry installations, stone selection and relationship to design, patterns and finishing techniques, and hands on skill to work with natural stone,
Participants can expect to leave the seminar with the basic knowledge and skills required to complete small to medium size projects but not the years of practice required to hone masonry skills.

Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM130: NEW-Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty
When an employee walks out the door, people notice. Some might even think they should start looking for a new job too.
That's why employee retention and job satisfaction should be high on every organization's list of priorities and why creating effective retention strategies to decrease turnover is one of the owner’s and manager's most important jobs.
Company Culture – the key to employee loyalty is for owners, general and operation managers

Topics covered include: Hiring for success, Loyalty programs, Career paths for each employee – show them their future, Having your employees thinking as owners, Employee input to help strengthen systems, The key to a strong management team, The importance of having a clean organizational chart, Social events – be creative, Sharing and engaging employees – transparency, Employees as brand ambassadors

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Monday February 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM131: NEW- Open Book Management
The philosophy of Open Book Management (OBM) is that businesses will experience greater success by sharing relevant financial and operational information with every employee.
Employees will gain an accurate financial picture and feel a greater sense of responsibility for the success of the company.
OBM encourages employees to look for ways to improve efficiency, increase profit and avoid mistakes.
Join us to learn the basic principles of Open Book Management and ways to start implementing this practice in your business.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Tuesday February 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP041: Understanding the Planting of 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.

Consider continuing with seminars Plant Identification: An Introduction, Perennial ID: The Desired and the Uninvited
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Wednesday February 3, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC014: 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLHM, CLHT
Date: Wednesday February 3, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC064: Chiseled in Stone: Intermediate Seminar
For the landscape construction pro, this intermediate stone masonry seminar is designed for those already familiar with basic masonry concepts, tools, and techniques.
Participants will learn the next steps in cutting, chiseling, and layout techniques, reinforcing best practices required for installing wet- or dry-laid natural stone walls and pillars, setting natural stone coping, plus layout and construction of curved walls.

Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, dust mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

Prerequisite: Participants should have some experience in this area before attending.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Thursday February 4, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD024: Sketchup: An Introduction
This two-day seminar introduces new and inexperienced users to the basic and core functionality of SketchUp as applied to the activities of a landscape designer. The focus will be on learning the functions of the standard tools, and then applying these functions in 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. Instructor Mansoor Ma (OALA; Associate Principal of LANDinc) will also showcase a number of projects and the procedures in using SketchUp as an essential tool for landscape design and presentation to their clients.

Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S (but participants using Mac O/S can follow along, but not supported)

Participants need to bring:
(1) A laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed;
(2) Subscribe and install SketchUp Pro prior to attending the seminar. (Note: A FREE trial is available for 30 days, so please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you want to try out Sketchup PRO prior to the yearly subscription.) Please go to Sketchup web site (https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-personal) for detailed information about the software;
(3) A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier;
(4) Charger for the laptop for sustaining the battery life for long hours of use;
(5) Notepad to write your own notes

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Mansoor Ma, Land Inc.
Dates: Thursday February 4, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC027: Chiseled In Stone: 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. Participants 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., 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: $570.00
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 8, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 9, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 10, 2021 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Monday February 8, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM132: NEW- If Owning a Business was Easy, Everyone would have one
How do you plan for hard times? How can you structure your business to be fiscally sound, independent and debt free? This seminar will help business owners and managers with newer firms get better organized and offer techniques on reducing spending. The instructor will share ideas on how to operate lean all the time so you're capable of weathering your next down time.
Participants will come away with tips on how to be more efficient and why being financially sound is so important.

Please note, participants should bring a laptop, comfortable with using excel spreadsheets and general book keeping, budgeting and accounting principles.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Tuesday February 9, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058: 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Date: Wednesday February 10, 2021 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 geogrids, filter blankets, and proper compaction will be discussed in detail.
Participants will build steps, walls and pillars using various precast retaining wall products. Along with constructing 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLHM, CLHT
Dates: Thursday February 11, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 12, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD026: Sketchup: An Intermediate Seminar
This seminar is a follow-up to the Introductory SketchUp seminar, or for users who can competently model and present a simple landscape design, but still want to further advance their skills in SketchUp.

It will introduce participants to more sophisticated SketchUp techniques as applied to the activities of a landscape designer, including terrain modeling, advanced techniques in applying textures to objects, working with component packs, using layers, shadowing, camera angles, basic rendering and general best practices. Upon completing this seminar, you will be able to design and present good quality landscape design work using advanced modeling techniques. The use of Layout (the "sister" software of SketchUp) will be demonstrated by the Instructor Mansoor Ma (OALA; Associate Principal of LANDinc) so that participants can grasp the concept for producing a set of professional quality drawing with ease.

Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S (but participants using Mac O/S can follow along, but not supported)

Participants need to bring:
(1) A laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed;
(2) Subscribe and install SketchUp Pro prior to attending the seminar. (Note: A FREE trial is available for 30 days, so please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you want to try out Sketchup PRO prior to the yearly subscription.) Please go to Sketchup web site (https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-personal) for detailed information about the software;
(3) A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier;
(4) Charger for the laptop for sustaining the battery life for long hours of use;
(5) Notepad to write your own notes

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Mansoor Ma, Land Inc.
Dates: Thursday February 11, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 12, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC062: Outdoor Fire-pit Construction
In this two-day, hands-on seminar, participants will learn the basics of constructing an outdoor firepit.
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, 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Popp, Stone Works Masonry
Dates: Tuesday February 16, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM133: NEW-Embrace Your Inner Geek
Grant is a landscaper, not a techie, yet he has embraced the technology available to landscape contractors because he’s seen the difference it makes.
You will be introduced to programs and apps that are specific to owners, production staff, training, customer care, accounting, human resources, fleet management, GPS tracking, internal and external communication, weather tracking and project planning. He’ll share how he’s implemented technology, as well as the pros and cons of technology.

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Wednesday February 17, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS033: 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 theAct 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).
*Anyone responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

LO member price: $240.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Friday February 19, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC011: 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., 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 19, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP003: Expand your Knowledge of Native Trees and Shrubs
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.There are over 100 species of native trees and shrubs available to the landscape professional, but only a fraction is used.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Consider continuing with seminars Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Trees, Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Monday February 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM124: How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team
Highly-engaged employees are 25 per cent more productive and earn their companies significantly greater total returns. Eighty percent of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason. Can your business afford not to have effective recruitment, on-boarding, alignment, inclusion, motivation, recognition, training and rewards strategies? This interactive seminar will catalyze your thinking and explore strategies ready to tailor for your company.

This seminar is geared towards managers, supervisors and business owners.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Monday February 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD045: New - Matrix Planting: A Different Approach to Garden Design
Rather than treating nature as something to be controlled and overcome, we should approach garden design and maintenance as a collaboration with nature. Using plants that are robust, yet play well with others, we can create plant communities that function as a whole, and thrive alongside local wildlife. This new type of garden will still read as cultivated space, yet have lower maintenance requirements.
Recommended for designers, garden centre staff, parks professionals and those new to maintenance companies

LO member price: $42.00
Non-member price: $80.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Pat de Valence
Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021 9:30 am - 11:30 am
LP048: Plant Identification: An Introduction
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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Friday February 26, 2021 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. Participants will have some 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM202: Maintenance and Safety of Tools and Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 1:
This day will benefit new employees and is particularly suited for those with some industry experience.
Items covered include:
*Engine maintenance and theory (i.e. lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers etc)
*Safety equipment, operation and storage
*Difference between two and four- cycle engines
*Service and maintenance of the equipment
*Fuel, oil and lubricants
*Carburetor inspections and service techniques
*Discuss issues and myths of engines and their service requirements

Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. PPE (personal protection equipment), gloves, work boots,hard hat, eyewear, ear protection, etc., should be brought.

Consider continuing with:seminars Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices, Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Monday March 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM134: New-Build a Better Business
Could your company use a boost?
We invite you to spend a day with us to focus on strategies to grow your business. During this interactive group format, we'll discuss 5 pillars to business growth. You'll have an opportunity to talk about pain points in your own business, receive feedback from other landscape business owners, as well as share your own insight and experience with the others.
You will be given tools and best practices to implement immediately to help grow your business and make it more profitable.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Grant Harrison, Nextra Consulting
Date: Monday March 1, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 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
*Spring and Fall cleanups

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 Turf, Pruning and General Standards, IPM for Woody Plants: Blights and Oversights or IPM for Woody Plants: Bugs and Thugs

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC059: Landscape Lighting 101
For the beginner or novice who is interested in learning more about landscape lighting, or is thinking of adding landscape lighting to their business offering.

Participants will learn the first steps to understanding light and being able to control it to advantage. By learning terminology and photometrics, you will be able to choose the proper light source for the job. You will learn the difference between throwing light at something, and painting with light. Understanding electricity is key to a safe and reliable lighting system. Learning the relationship between watts, volts and amps is critical in a lighting system design.

Participants will learn the what, why and where of design. What lamps to choose and where fixtures should be placed for the best results. Learn basic troubleshooting and how to minimize your callback time and maximize your efficiency. This is a full day, covering the basic knowledge you require to confidently design and install a professional landscape lighting job.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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 seminars 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz, CLT, CSL Group
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management: Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art. Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations.
Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind the-scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for both the designer and contractor.
Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, consultants, office procedures, promotional practices. Landscape designers who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend.
Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021 9:00 am - 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 (PPE required: gloves and protective eyewear)..

New As part of this seminar participants will take home their container arrangement insert.

Consider continuing with seminars Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 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
*Spring and Fall cleanups

Weather permitting participants should bring their secateurs for outdoor hands-on pruning-learning.

Turf rounds out the day, including a Canadian Landscape 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, and eye protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.

Consider continuing with seminars Nematodes: The Undercover Heroes of Lawncare and Tree and Shrub Pruning: An Introduction

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Friday March 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. The 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. This seminar has been designed to meet and exceed equivalency guidelines of the Ontario's Ministry of Labour's mandatory health and safety awareness program for supervisors.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and how these duties link with employer and worker duties.
* The rights of workers and be able to explain how supervisors support these rights
* Identify how they can contribute to making the workplace healthy and safe.
* List of sources of information about health and safety.
* Learn the importance of being a role model and leader in health and safety.

This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.

Consider continuing with seminar Landscape Ontario’s The Effective Supervisor Building Strategies for Success.

LO member price: $168.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Friday March 5, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM135: New- Re-tool your Website
Does your website need help? Will getting found in Google help you get more business?

Retool your Website was designed to educate small businesses to design and apply common sense, lead-generation content and techniques for websites using simple-to-learn, proven principles.
What you will learn:
- Your web goals and strategy
- Defining your target audience
- Key words and terms and how to use them
- On and Off Page Optimization
- The new rules of Search Engine Optimization
- The importance of images and video
- Writing for Google search engine
- Optimizing Google My Places (map) for local competitive success
- Setting up and utilizing Google Ads when an extra push is needed
Participants receive:
- Training slides
- 10 steps to retool your website
- Keyword research spreadsheet
- On/Off page optimization instructions
- Selecting keywords
- Sitemap content plan template
- Website strategy template

Participants should come prepared to learn and leave with a full plan of attack to re-tool their website or build a new one.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Monday March 8, 2021 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 seminars New- Invasive Plants in Ontario: Identification, Impacts and Tools
Lunch not included

For more details on the Fusion program see HortTrades.com/fusion

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LD043: New-An introduction to Realtime Landscaping Architect Program
This two-day seminar is an introduction to the powerful Realtime Landscaping Architect program (Unilock markets it by the name of Uvision 3 D Landscape Creator). The program combines the functions of 2D-programs, such as AutoCAD and DynaScape, and 3D-programs, such as SketchUp, producing both types of the images simultaneously. Previous experience of the use of the program is not required. For an overview of the program, visit https://www.ideaspectrum.com/professional-landscape-software and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Zyixcb8Nk
Participants need to install the newest free trial version of RLA on their laptops prior to attending the seminar from here: www.ideaspectrum.com/free-landscape-design-software-trial. A mouse is needed for using the program effectively. The program does not have a Mac version, but it is possible to run it using Parallels or Boot Camp.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kari Tolppanen
Dates: Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE009-A: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $184.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD041: Design with Trees, Shrubs and Evergreens
An introduction to commonly used trees,shrubs and evergreens for the home landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the attributes of the plants and how to use them to create a cohesive, low maintenance landscape.
An excellent introduction to plants that will help you provide interest and creativity to your next landscape design.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.40
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LE009-B: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $184.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LG042: NEW- Invasive Plants in Ontario: Identification, Impacts and Tools
This seminar provides an overview on invasive plants in Ontario, including the identification of primary species of concern, their ecological, social and economic impacts, as well as resources available to help with identification and management.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Powell, Terrestrial Specialist with Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Date: Thursday March 11, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLT, Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 12, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 percent 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 for root and soil health

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.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 15, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS020: 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.
New content has been added since 2018 seminar.
* 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
Recommended that participants are familiar with the workplace health and safety law regarding supervisor duties and responsibilities or attended Landscape Ontario's Supervisor Responsibilities and Due Diligence seminar or the Safety, Health and The Law seminar.

LO member price: $434.50
Non-member price: $715.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Tuesday March 16, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM136: New- Profitability Begins Before 7 am -The key to a successful morning roll out
Looking for ways to tighten your company's morning routine? The instructor will offer tips to improve efficiency in your yard and get crews on the road and to the client’s properties faster.
Topics covered:
*Organization of storage space + yard space using 5s Principles
*The benefits and design of a job trailer
*Communication, keep it simple and timely
*Job binders and information shares
*Planning in advance of the job starting
*Vendor partnerships
*Technology to help you organize the crews
*Employees rewarded for strong performance (Company Culture)
A seminar for owners, crew leaders, general and operation managers.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Tuesday March 16, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA009: Tree and Shrub Identification
This seminar will demystify the identification of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn how to differentiate between commonly grown trees and shrubs using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify common woody plants.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2021 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 equipment 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: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE008: Owner/ Operator Equipment seminar
This seminar is designed for the landscape contractor equipment operator and/or owner. Participants are instructed in safety, maintenance theory and practice as it relates to the most popular landscape contractor equipment.
Equipment instruction will include hand-held trimmers, chainsaws, concrete saws and other two-stroke machines, push mowers and large riding equipment, plate tampers and excavation equipment related to construction.

The first part of the day highlights professional equipment performance through safety and maintenance. There will be guidance on diagnosing failures and preventing downtime. This will move into managing the cost of equipment, life-cycles for different products and managing the expenses to maintain better profitability.

Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required for the hands on portion.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM137: New- Marketing and Social Media Content that Sells
Great content - be it a marketing message or a social media post - is all about developing and maintaining relationships with your prospective and current customers.

You’re a knowledgeable person - but sometimes translating your insider knowledge of landscaping into plain English means you lose people. (If someone has ever cocked their head or looked confused when you talk about what you do - this is exactly what I mean!)

As humans we often struggle to try and explain the same thing in several different ways. We just know what we know the way we know it! And that problem is even bigger when we try to write marketing or social media content. Am I right???

In this half-day seminar participants will be shown a system for writing at least 5 pieces of content in less than 60 minutes. By the end of the seminar participants will have those pieces designed and ready to go out in the world AND you’ll have a process for easily creating more in the future.

Isn’t it time you had a system for telling stories that captivate and resonate while elevating your brand?

Things to bring:
- Something to write with and something to write on
- A laptop or tablet with keyboard that can connect to the internet (a cell phone is insufficient)
- A mouse makes life much easier than just the trackpad!
- Testimonials or stories of happy customers
- Digital images of work your company has done and/or of happy customers on their properties (make sure you have permission to use the images!)

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Alyssa (Twist) Light, The Profitable Innovator
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LA011: New-What are cankers and why you should care
Identifying, understanding, and mitigating a common fungal problem in nurseries, new plantings, and mature trees.

As professionals that deal with woody plants, we often come across problems with trees that seem common and relatively innocuous. The work done for installation of young trees can lead to damage of specimens which is often accepted as a part of the work performed. Sometimes wounds can persist, and lead to ugly problems that, if ignored, can lead to chronic health issues and if left long enough, structural stability issues. Cankers come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them tell a story about the tree's history, and many of them can be costly problems – especially for municipalities and the nursery industry. Not only are they unsightly, but they are often the result of fungal pathogens that are highly contagious.

In this seminar, we will cover how cankers form, common canker/tree relationships, and management techniques for young and old trees that play host to cankers.

The goal is to give confidence in identifying cankers in the field, explaining their pathology to clients, understanding the costs of management, and methods of prevention.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kyle McLoughlin, Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM014: New- Nematodes The Undercover Hero’s of the Lawncare
The seminar focuses on natural controls for various turf grass pests. Debunking the myth that natural controls are ineffective. With an in-depth explanation of nematodes, how they work, tips and tricks for getting the best possible results. Learning which nematode to use for which pest, can make a world of difference in results.
This seminar is ideal for lawn care specialists that are hoping to go a little greener and cater to the next generation of home owners. Our clients are becoming more and more concerned with what they are applying to their yards, they want it to be safe, sustainable, and as natural as possible. Learn how to be ahead of the curve as this trend is only going to continue.
Note: IPM CEC's awarded
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Robertson, Natural Insect Control
Date: Friday March 19, 2021 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
LA001: Tree and Shrubs: Planting and Health Care Practices
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:
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.

Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003: Irrigation Systems...The ABC's
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.
After attending this seminar, participants will know about spray sprinklers, rotor sprinklers, impact sprinklers,valves,pipe,wire, controllers (basic and ET water saving), rain sensors, plus various fitting methods for connecting pipes. Drip (low volume) components and their water-efficient uses.
This seminar is a good foundation for new employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 22, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By days end you will have helped construct a PVC rotor system, a poly pipe spray system and a basic drip (low volume) irrigation station, all operated electrically from the controller that you will install with a rain sensor that you wire up and test.
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 as per industry standards..
* Have hands-on experience with PVC poly pipe and low volume dripline pipe and emitters.
* 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 hands-on 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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP035: Annuals: The New, the Faithful and the Forgotten
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals.
This half-day seminar will discuss plant choices. Covering the major annuals and follow with secondary and underutilized annuals, planting design for containers and beds, annuals and the environment.Participants should bring their questions to this interactive seminar. Participants will leave with new ideas, tricks to challenges for successful planting and maintenance, along with horticultural resources and tools available.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.50
Non-member price: $121.80
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Tuesday March 23, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 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 equipment 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: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
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 24, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 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
* How to install PVC repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes.
* Teflon taping application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Proper method for wiring an irrigation system.
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning. PPE should be available - CSA approved footwear and eywear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP056: Perennial ID: The Desired and the Uninvited
This seminar will demystify the identification of perennials and weeds in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown perennials and common weeds using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify perennials and perennial weeds.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 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 successful completion of this seminar.
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: Wednesday March 24, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 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.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
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: Thursday March 25, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Through a scientific approach, participants will learn how to reduce irrigation system water use by more than 50 per cent, as well as how to create a site-specific station (zone) schedule based on investigating your sites landscape and weather.

Setup with irrigation controllers in the room, participants will work to find a controller that will accept the scheduling problem they have be confronted with. Participants will learn about basic scheduling of a controller (timer) and how to program the hands-on scheduling problems that occur many times throughout the day. Time will be spent discussing the types of controllers available and review features (special operational modes for some controllers) and changing out a controller. As well as which controller will best fit the irrigation requirements for the specific site you have in mind. Weather based ET and cloud controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on.

This seminar is aimed at those tasked with servicing irrigation systems, owners, supervisors, city staff and those wishing to reduce outdoor water waste.

NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning, participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminar LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 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. Along with review of health and safety and regulatory considerations.

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.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Friday March 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI020: Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
You've been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up. Do you know where to begin when troubleshooting an electric irrigation system? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to analyze, troubleshoot, locate the problem(s), repair the problem and get things working.

Participants will learn:
• Basic electricity theory, volts, watts, ohms, electrons, conductors, insulators, etc.
• How to use your volt/ohm multimeter so that by investigating the system at the controller you will learn what the meter readings are telling you and…
• To troubleshoot electrical problems from the controller without going outside.
• Test power sources, transformers, controller terminal strip output, power wires, field wires, solenoids, sensor wires, wire connections, and batteries.
• What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
• Locate buried wires to find hidden valves. Find ground faults.
• How to correctly ground an irrigation controller, sports field and golf course pedestal irrigation controllers with ground rods and cadwelds.

This seminar will help save hours, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources, volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.

Note:Participants should bring along a basic inexpensive multimeter for testing wiring.

Note:This seminar includes some hands-on learning. Participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday March 26, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI011: Irrigation: Bidding and Estimating for Profit
Win the bid! This seminar will help participants learn how to do material takeoffs, work out overhead costs, and steps required when submitting a price for residential and commercial work. Contracts, buying and selling terms will be discussed. Participants will check designs and do take-offs and pricing for basic residential and commercial project designs.
Leave knowing the difference between estimating and bidding projects, calculating expenses to make a profit, reading drawings and working out materials and labour. Participants are invited to bring along any projects they might need help pricing.

Participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pen or pencil, note pad and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015, LI005, LI009 or a good Irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 29, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 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 equipment 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: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Monday March 29, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI026-B: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview is for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or have attended seminar LI003.

We will briefly review the main irrigation components that make up an automatic landscape irrigation system.

Topics covered include; sprays, rotors, impacts, pipe, wire, controllers, sensors, low volume drip emitters, landscape dripline, drip zone kits, dirty water valves, Weather and Cloud based ET controllers and sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning you will come away knowing how to build a professional system.

Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will get to write a one hour assessment at the end of day two.

Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM012: New - IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BLIGHTS AND OVERSIGHTS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing disease and abiotic disorders on outdoor woody ornamentals? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM and site management for plant health in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem solving games in a fun environment.
This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity of Ontario woody plant diseases and abiotic issues, and a solid set of resources that will make you the “IPM Guru” in your company.
Note: IPM CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-GH: 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To promote the safety of landscape professionals 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
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 DURING THE SEMINAR.
-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 required to supply and bring:
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: $200.00
Non-member price: $385.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Davey Tree Services
Dates: Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 1, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-KW: 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge, for directions only,call 519-624-7940
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 31, 2021 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 seminar 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: $52.00
Non-member price: $74.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday April 1, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LS007: Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and AED Certification
This two-day practical first aid course meets government 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
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $160.00
Non-member price: $292.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Dates: Monday April 5, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday April 6, 2021 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LI015: Irrigation Design: An Introduction
This hands-on introductory seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system.

Irrigation companies planning to offer or already offer new or retrofit irrigation system services along with park professionals, grounds maintenance, and those interested in irrigation design should consider attending. Learning the irrigation design fundamentals, how to create a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.

Participants will leave understanding how to go through the steps required to ensure a professionally designed water efficient irrigation system.

Each participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pencil and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA010: New- Advanced Pruning Seminar
Many landscaper professionals hesitate to prune small trees and shrubs. They feel that may injure or permanently disfigure the plant. In this seminar you will review the basics of pruning then learn some advanced strategies and techniques so that you can encourage proper plant structure, reduce long term maintenance and hazards that can arise from improperly pruned plants.

Learn the reasons and timing for pruning of many different types of shrubs and small trees. We will look at restoration, structural and fruit tree pruning. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Please dress for the weather and do not forget your secateurs and PPE.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLHT
Date: Monday April 5, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-B: 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
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 6, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI023: Low Volume Drip Irrigation Design and Installation
It seems water is making the news all the time…and water providers are having distribution issues. Conventional spray and rotor irrigation systems can apply water efficiently when designed well. However, even a well designed and installed spray station wastes up to 40 per cent of the applied water. In other words, 40 gallons for every 100 gallons is wasted to wind drift, runoff, overwatering, and more.

Participants will learn what is involved in designing a low volume irrigation system or station along with basic irrigation design principles. Hands-on design work will discuss the incorporation of point-source emitter watering for sparse plantings, landscape drip line for subsurface and on-surface applications for watering mass plantings, deep root watering systems for trees and shrubs, plus more traditional microspray and micro bubbler watering methods.
Low Volume (drip) stations, can operate near 90 per cent efficiency. The water is applied to the plant’s root zone and some systems even provide water sub-surface with moisture sensors. An important topic not to be missed.

Note: Participants should bring a calculator, engineering scale ruler, pencil and notepad.


Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007, LI015 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM013: New- IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BUGS AND THUGS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing insect and mite pests on outdoor woody ornamental's? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem-solving games in a fun environment. This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity of Ontario woody plant pests and a solid set of resources that will make you the “IPM Guru” in your company.
Note: IPM CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
LE004-B: 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 equipment 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: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
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 7, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 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 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 that identifies 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, with PPE.
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: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-B: Chainsaw Training
To promote the safety of landscape professionals 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
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 DURING THE SEMINAR.
-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 required to supply and bring:
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: $200.00
Non-member price: $385.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Dates: Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-C: 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 successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $299.00
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: Thursday April 8, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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