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LC069: NEW- Concrete 101
During the next 4days, participants will learn the purpose of concrete slabs on grade, applications and drawbacks. They will learn about concrete mix design, admixtures, proper tools and equipment, forming and placing a concrete slab, reinforcement, forming steps, finishing techniques, proper concrete curing and control joint cutting.
At the end of the session we will have placed one or multiple 10’x10’ concrete slabs with basic finishes.

Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots for concrete work, gloves including latex, eye and hearing protection, hard hat, particulate mask appropriate for concrete
Tools required to bring:
(1) 16x3 magnesium hand float
(1) 18x3 magnesium hand float
(2) knee boards
(1) 2”x4” steel edger

LO member price: $872.00
Non-member price: $1180.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jared Smits, Smits Concrete
Dates: Monday January 23, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 26, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
LC063: NEW - 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: $436.00
Non-member price: $590.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bill Lloyd, Lloyd Masonry
Dates: Monday January 30, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 31, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM146: NEW-Know Your Numbers
A company's business parts - As any owner, operator, you know there’s a lot of them. During this half-day seminar, attendees will gain insight on how to navigate some of these key areas along with ideas to adapt to today’s new ‘normal’.
Basic finance – it's a broad term encompassing many areas within your business. Sales, labour, benefits just to name a few. Discuss how they intertwine and come away with a better understanding of its process.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Art Vanden Enden
Date: Monday January 30, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 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, Career paths for each employee – show them their future, Having your employees thinking as owners, Employee input to help strengthen systems, The importance of onboarding and continual training, The key to a strong management team, The importance of having a clean organizational chart, Social events – be creative, Loyalty programs, Sharing and engaging employees – transparency, Employees as brand ambassadors

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Tuesday January 31, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL013: Plant Names and why they are important
Plant names uniquely identify each species. Here we will break down how plants are named – based on the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants and look at how a plant's name can tell you more about what that plant looks like.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday January 31, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LD049: NEW -A Practical Approach for Designing and Creating a Sustainable Landscape
Clients are looking to create sustainable landscapes, but don’t necessarily know what that involves.
In this full day seminar we will look at practical ways of designing and implementing beautiful and functional landscapes that also provide environmental benefits.
Participants will be provided with a wealth of specific ideas on how to create landscape systems that really work for property owners and for the environment.
Professional designers and contractors will understand the range of profitable business opportunities that open up to them by incorporating sustainable landscaping principles into their projects.
Topics will include: the use of permeable pavements, managing stormwater runoff, amending native soils, best practices for planting trees, pollinator gardens and great plant combinations using natives and nativars.

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Adele Pierre, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect
Date: Wednesday February 1, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC067: Working with Natural Stone
As a natural material, stone varies widely, and a range of methods and tools can be used to achieve a similarly wide range of purposes. This seminar will focus on basic techniques of working natural stone with a hammer and chisel, as well as the basic principles of building structurally with natural stone; both dry laid and mortared.
A two-day seminar, there will be a small hands-on project worked on during these two days.
Participants are required to bring the appropriate PPE to participate
Tools needed to participate: Two and four-foot level, hammer for hitting steel chisels, one chisel meant for stone, trowel, hand brush, and a one-foot square
Who should attend: For those who know the basics, this seminar will further develop your product knowledge and installation skills

LO member price: $436.00
Non-member price: $590.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Menno Braam, Whistling Dwarf Stonework
Dates: Wednesday February 1, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 2, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL094: NEW-Hire & Inspire
Talent optimization is a discipline that helps leaders close the talent gap and solve their business problems once and for all. While talent optimization is a solution for everyday business challenges, it is exceptionally helpful in times of uncertainty. Talent optimization is a four-part discipline (Hire, Inspire, Diagnose & Design) that details what’s required for aligning your business strategy and your talent strategy so you can achieve your desired business results.
In this session, covering the Hire & Inspire aptitudes, we teach leaders how to get the most out of their greatest asset - their people.
Leaders walk away from this session with the understanding of how both themselves and those around them work best and communicate using people data, as well as how to uncover people issues and develop strategies that directly impact these challenges.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jason Taylor,Predictive Success
Date: Wednesday February 1, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL024: NEW-Science of Phenology
What is Phenology?
We will answer this question and look at the basic science of Phenology. How does it influence me in the job I do? You will have the ability to explore a few Apps and guides to make your IPM/PHC services more effective and professional.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Wednesday February 1, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LBM136: 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.

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

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday February 2, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL015: Common Native Plants and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore native plants and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Thursday February 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL035: Landscape Drainage: Guidelines and Terminology
Any profession is better understood and practiced when we all speak the same language. When working through a drainage project, there are many terms, guidelines, bylaws, and “rules of thumb” that require your understanding and attention. This session will outline and discuss some of the simple things which can make a project go well, from the start.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Thursday February 2, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree Roots
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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Friday February 3, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM153: NEW -You Started Your Business For The Freedom
…That comes with running your own company.
The challenge is that for many business owners the dream remains elusive.
In fact, you may feel trapped in your business because:
• you know more than anyone else in your company about your industry;
• your customers ask to deal with you personally;
• you are involved in the building or creating of what you sell;
• and you are your company's best salesperson.
This seminar is an interactive, sleeves-rolled-up session, dedicated to getting you back on track to gaining the freedom you deserve as a business owner.
You'll learn:
• How to recognize when you've fallen into The Owner's Trap and the steps to take to pull yourself out;
• The three attributes of a scalable business model;
• The eight factors that drive the value of your business;
• The one kind of revenue that can triple the value of your business;
• The six forms of sustainable recurring revenue;
• The two essential elements of your marketing plan you need in order to avoid commoditization and costly price wars;
• The one question you need to ask your customers to predict the likelihood that they will buy again in the future and refer you to others.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Patrick O'Toole, Business Sell Ability Pros.
Date: Friday February 3, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LBM147: NEW -Employment Law 101 - What Every Employer Should Know..and Do
Navigating employment law can be daunting. To employers (and even employment lawyers) the law appears to shift daily, whether at the hands of governments or courts and tribunals. Human rights, health and safety, privacy, employment standards, accessibility, and so much more.
This presentation, led by Jeremy Ambraska of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, highlights key employment law basics every employer should know to minimize risk and maximize opportunity.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $37.00
Non-member price: $66.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeremy Ambraska, Sherrard Kuzz
Date: Monday February 6, 2023 9:30 am - 11:00 am
OL063: There Are No Indoor Plants
There are no plants that will spontaneously sprout and grow in our indoor spaces.
Indoor plant maintenance is the art of keeping a large semi-tropical / tropical plant alive and looking good and controlling its growth in, for the plant, an alien habitat. The correct combination of light, water, pot size and fertilizer is the secret to successful indoor plant maintenance.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Monday February 6, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL036: Aggregates,Soil Conditions and Drainage Efficiency
Use the right tools for the right job.
The same applies to when building a garden. To ensure that your project is built correctly, you need to understand the environment, soil conditions, and what materials to use to do the right job. This session will cover aggregates, their drainage properties, and how your site conditions will affect your choices for your build.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Monday February 6, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LG045: NEW-The Soul of Soil
As your customer gains more experience they realize that soil is the key to growing plants and this seminar will provide critical information to take your horticultural skills to a new level. It will explain basic soil characteristics such as texture and aggregation. You will understand the role microbes play and their importance in creating good soil structure.
The seminar will then go on to show you a number of ways to test soil including nutrient testing, compaction, texture, perc test and stability. Some of these are done through testing labs but most can easily be done at home and require no equipment. You will gain some hands on experience doing the ribbon test. The seminar will also review pH testing and the important of pH to plants.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LBM148: NEW -Build your Team
Creating a positive sales culture - learn how to build on relationships within your team and existing and potential customers Hiring, it’s a problem we all face. Participants will gain new ideas to identify ideal candidates, along with building on maintaining a strong team.

Selling, improving "solution-selling" of new products and services – get your team passionate and enthusiastic about your company's products and services.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Art Vanden Enden
Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
OL037: Soak Away Pits and Subgrade Drainage Systems
Inevitably, at some point in your landscape career, you will need to address surface water runoff, with a below-grade drainage system.
This session will help you determine the location, design, and calculate what you need for a subgrade drainage system that will be effective and redundant. Along with helping you make your choices for an effective system and the best options for surface and subgrade water management.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LBM149: NEW -Permits and their Impact on Landscaping
A half-day seminar for landscape designers and contracts who want to understand the different types of permits that impact their business.The instructor will cover how to obtain permits for projects, the consequences of building without them, and how their projects will be affected.
Topics covered will include: building permits, site alteration permits, pool enclosure permits, letters of permission from conservation authorities and tree protection plans.
Participants will come away knowing how to create permit drawings, who is authorized to create specific drawings, and how to design and build to comply with the required permits.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Adele Pierre, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect
Date: Wednesday February 8, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC068: Fundamentals of Working with Flagstone
Used for paving, walkways, driveways, and patios. It can require meticulous skill and patience to install.
Bringing years of stone experience, the instructor will help develop your product knowledge and installation skills further – helping you and your team get closer to piecing the job together.
Topics covered include: Various types of flagstones, understanding sizes, and patterns, wet and dry lay techniques, how to tuck point and sponge finish mortar joints.
A two-day seminar, there will be a small hands-on project worked on during these two days. Participants are required to bring the appropriate PPE to participate
Tools needed to participate: Two and four-foot level, hammer for hitting steel chisels, one chisel meant for stone, trowel, hand brush, and one-foot square. Knee pads or a kneeling pad are recommended.
Who should attend: For those who know the basics, this seminar will further develop your product knowledge and installation skills

LO member price: $436.00
Non-member price: $590.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Menno Braam, Whistling Dwarf Stonework
Dates: Wednesday February 8, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 9, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL098: NEW-Growth on Purpose
Are you experiencing any of these challenges?

*Struggling to find and keep great talent
*Spending too much time on leads and clients you don't want to work with
*Feeling stuck on how to get your business to the next level

If you answered yes to any of the above, this session is for you.

We will introduce the concept of the Growth Triangle. You’ll learn how building a more purpose-driven company will attract the best customers and team for your business and accelerate your growth.

*Define your Purpose, Vision, and Values and bring them to life.
*Learn how to attract the best, profitable customers that are actually fun to work with.
*Recruit/retain the best talent that wants to help you all succeed!

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Vanessa McQuade, Intrigue Media
Date: Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LA011: 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.

Note:IPM Accreditation continuing education credits (CEC) 5.17

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

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kyle McLauglin, Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions Inc
Date: Thursday February 9, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL068: Picking the Right Soil
This talk introduces you to some basic concepts about soil and then reviews the function of various components including sand, clay, air, and organic matter.
The presenter will also look at various soil amendments to understand why you might add them to the soil. Then it’s time to select the right soil for various gardening situations

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Thursday February 9, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL002: Leadership Blind Spots
Landscape Owners Wanting to create a Better Company Should Attend

• Wondering why some staff love you, tolerate you, and leave you?
• Wanting to work on your leadership skills to build a “Rock Solid Company”?
• Questioning what are the 13 leadership blind spots are and which ones might you have?

If you answered yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, The Sandler Group
Date: Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: $218.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Collin Shotlander, Hybrid Landscape Management
Date: Monday February 13, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL114: New - Get the Best from Your Annuals
This talk will cover subjects ranging from picking the right annual for the right location (it's not just about sun and shade!) to thoughts on design to maintenance needs. Be prepared to cover a lot of territory in a short period of time!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Monday February 13, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LD035: NEW - 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Cheryl Cichon,ELP Environmental Inc
Date: Tuesday February 14, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP059: Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this seminar, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, through the use of both dichotomous keys for native species and studying the morphological differences between them and similar-looking invasive species.
Participants will leave with a stronger understanding of plant names, plant morphology and confidence in differentiating between invasives and their native look-alikes.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday February 14, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LBM150: NEW -Accelerate your Success: Strategies to Attract your A-Clients and your A-Team
Be part of an exclusive, in-person workshop reserved for business owners looking to grow their companies by attracting their best customers and employees and learn the strategies that have propelled over 100 businesses just like yours to the next level.

*Learn how to attract the best, most profitable customers that are actually fun to work with.
*Discover the leading strategies that generate more referrals and repeat business for your bottom line.
*Define your Purpose, Vision, and Core Values and bring them to life.
*Recruit the best talent that wants to help you take your business to the next level!

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Vanessa McQuade, Intrigue Media
Date: Wednesday February 15, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 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 facing 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: $436.00
Non-member price: $590.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Collin Shotlander, Hybrid Landscape Management
Dates: Wednesday February 15, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL027: The Good, the Bad the Ugly- Tree Care
Tree care has been performed for centuries. What are good practices, the not so good and the better ones? Curious???? Tune in to find out!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Wednesday February 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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.

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:
*Managers & supervisors.
*Health and safety coordinators.
*JHSC members (non-certified).
*Anyone responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

Participants will receive one participant guide and one copy of the Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations, Consolidated Edition

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

LO member price: $240.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS)
Date: Thursday February 16, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL095: New-Basics of Planter Designing
A condensed version of the in person presentation.
The presenter will cover the basics of planter design (culture requirements, locations, and layouts) and various examples of the work he's done. Touching on the benefits of offering this service to your clients.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Spencer Hauck, Sandhill Botanical
Date: Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL017: Common Trees and their ID by Plant Family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore trees and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LC070: NEW - Decorative Concrete
Why decorative?
During this portion participants will learn about different types of decorative concrete. How to order concrete for proper decorative, proper tools and equipment to get it done, troubleshooting, design, and drawbacks. At the end of this session participants will have placed one or multiple 10’x10’ slabs with a decorative finish/finishes including integrally coloured, stamped concrete, and exposed aggregates of different levels.

Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots for concrete work, gloves including latex, eye and hearing protection, hard hat, particulate mask appropriate for concrete

LO member price: $872.00
Non-member price: $1180.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jared Smits, Smits Concrete
Dates: Tuesday February 21, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 22, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 23, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 24, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
LC072: NEW-Pricing Lighting Jobs
How to price for profitability. In this seminar, you will learn to examine your overhead, identify your operating costs, project your labour investment and budget your pricing accordingly to maximize your profitability and sustainability.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL073: Dig a Little Deeper, Understanding Soils
Discuss the basic components of soil and what makes good soil. The importance of microbes in building soil structure, and how gardeners can improve this. Discussion on common soil myths and ways to add nutrients to the garden.
Finally, we’ll have a look at a new topic in gardening – the rhizosphere. This is a thin layer around roots that will change the way you think about soil.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL111: NEW - No Fuss Fruit Plants for you next Landscape Project
“It died. It’s diseased. There’s no fruit…“ It’s not a message we want to get from our clients. And we can prevent it if we help them choose low-maintenance fruits plants. These sessions give you a palette of no-fuss fruit plants suited to the challenging conditions of home gardens and landscapes. Get ideas for fruiting plants, along with the basics of successfully growing them.

This session will cover currant, gooseberry, elderberry, honeyberry, mulberry, along with landscape staples such as rose, flowering quince, and barberry. Along with crop ideas, you’ll get tips for success and harvest and use tips so that you can be the edible-garden expert your clients are looking for

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Steve Biggs,Food Garden Life Media
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Wednesday February 22, 2023 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.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and how these duties link with the employer and worker duties.
* Summarize the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor in accordance with the OHSA and how to implement them in the workplace
* Give examples of how supervisors can exercise due diligence in the workplace.
* Create an action plan of steps that demonstrates due diligence in their workplace.
* Analyze case studies in the workplace to determine if due diligence was established.

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

A resource guide will be provided

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

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

Lunch not included

LO member price: $168.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS)
Date: Wednesday February 22, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL112: NEW - Less Common Fruits Plants for your Landscape Projects
Help your clients choose fruit plants they’ll succeed with. This session gives you a palette of no-fuss fruit plants suited to challenging conditions in home gardens and landscapes. Along with crop ideas, you’ll get tips for success and harvest and use tips so that you can be the edible-garden expert your clients are looking for.
This session includes bush-form cherries and plums, medlar, pawpaw, American persimmon, quince, and annual fruit crops.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Steve Biggs,Food Garden Life Media
Date: Wednesday February 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LBM139: Building Winning Teams: Hire them! Coach them! & Train them to Succeed!
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will share and discuss proven strategies, resources, and tools used to create successful team members during four critical phases - recruitment, the “first” day, training, and team member evaluations.
We will discuss management/leadership styles & the importance of company culture to get the most out of your new & current team members.
Learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive.

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Thursday February 23, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL087: Bugs and Diseases are always a challenge
There is no magic cure for Japanese Beetles. Learning to identify the seemingly infinite range of bugs and diseases that want to use our landscapes as a dining room is the first step in controlling them. Learning the life cycle of each will show us the best time and stage of development to attack them. That will often allow us a pre-emptive strike against them before they become a visual problem.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday February 23, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL019: Designing Vegetables Into Your Perennial Garden
Making the most of our small urban spaces means we need to incorporate both beauty and bounty in the same space. Here we will look at both the basic elements of landscape design and the principles of growing vegetables – and learn how to integrate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday February 24, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: WPE Landscape Equipment 3165 Unity Dr. Unit 4 Mississauga For directions only call 905 - 569 -2055
Instructor: Vince Borgdorff, WPE Landscape Equipment
Date: Monday February 27, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC064: NEW- 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: $436.00
Non-member price: $590.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bill Lloyd, Lloyd Masonry
Dates: Monday February 27, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 28, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM015: NEW - IPM For Woody Plants
Review of Pest biology to understand how to manage in the landscape along with a review of IPM and Plant Health Care in the landscape. We will discuss common and uncommon pests, native and introduced, living and non-living causal agents in woody plants. How to identify and manage pests properly.
Bring your thinking cap as we hope you will become a plant detective, solving Ontario’s Plant Health Problems

Note:IPM Accreditation continuing education credits (CEC) 5.17

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

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Becky Moule, Arbortech Professional Tree Care Inc
Date: Monday February 27, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL100: NEW-Team Dynamics & Engagement
Companies create a business strategy and determine what business results they want to achieve—but then they often glaze over the critical “people” work that should be happening in between. They fail to intentionally, consistently, and strategically design high-performing teams and company culture. They fail to manage people in a way that pushes them to be their best.

In this session, we teach leaders how to drastically improve their team’s performance by building teams that trust each other, communicate, and hold each other accountable—so the business can maximize their bottom line.

Leaders leave with knowledge of the different team types, and how to design for strategic action based on business and team goals.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jason Taylor,Predictive Success
Date: Monday February 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL040: Landscape Construction Drawings
Learn the technical side of preparing Landscape Plans. What goes into developing a set of working drawings? This includes the following types of drawings: Grading Plans, Layout and Dimensional Plans, and Construction Details and well-executed Planting Plans.

This two-part session is ideal for the entry-level designer as well as the seasoned designer that would like to improve their technical knowledge of working drawings.

Recommended References Include:
Time-Savers Standards for Landscape Architecture by Charles Harris & Nicholas Dines

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $120.00
Non-member price: $150.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, Designs By The Yard
Dates: Monday February 27, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday March 13, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LM203: Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
For the novice, day two of GMW continues to offer participants the opportunity to experience everything the grounds maintenance profession encompasses. During this full day, participants will be provided with the basic standards of its many areas and much more.
Items covered include:
*Planning for the site, maintenance, scheduling and programming
*Research on plants to use
*Soil, ph and fertilizers
*Tree and shrub identification
*Common backyard blunders to avoid
*Common pests and diseases and what to look for (IPM)
*Weed Identification
*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,

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP060: NEW -The Growth and Maintenance of Woody Plants
Woody plants, like trees and shrubs, have some unique characteristics and growth patterns that are different than the growth of herbaceous plants. This seminar will have a detailed look at these differences and explain how they impact plant cultivation.

The seminar will explain things like, why do trees not freeze in winter? Where do you find tree roots – do they really make tap roots? How does wood actually form and why does a girdled tree die? What are suckers and water sprouts, and how can they be controlled? How should trees be protected in winter? What are dormant buds and how do they influence pruning. Along with answers to these and other questions you will be provided with practical advice for taking care of woody plants in the garden.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
OL115: NEW - Chasing Growth Without Systems
The thrill of marketing and selling 'magazine-worthy' projects gets all of us fired up. Learning about the latest products, tools, and fancy pieces of equipment keeps our inner-kid excited. Chasing high profits as your number one goal satisfies your ego's need to prove that you could do it, and do it on your own.
But, it's the systems, key people, and overhead needed to create a legitimate business that will keep you in the game for the long haul. Pursuing the wrong things in the wrong order can put you out of business in a heartbeat, or at the very least have you chasing your tail and wasting years without improving your business.
Having made the mistake of chasing growth without being systemized, Derek has recently taken a step back, reduced the size of his company, and placed the focus on running a much tighter ship. It's a multi-year journey but one that is essential to your business and personal survival.
Join this online seminar to gain a high-level view of the key systems, protocols, and strategies needed to operate a successful landscape business.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Derek Lippert, Quiet Nature Ltd.
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL014: Common Perennials and their ID by plant family.
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore perennials and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Steven Hernandez, Groundhog Landscaping
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM201: Your Maintenance Team Needs To Hear This
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 3:
Safety, Customer Service - These are essential for a successful business. Whether you have new, returning employees or those looking to lead crews, this seminar will help get your team ready for the season.

As it relates to the Ground Maintenance field the instructor will cover a variety of Safety items your team should know. Topics include OHSA, hazard assessment & controls, WHMIS and vehicle licensing just to name a few.

Along with strategies to help you serve your customers better, turn inquiries into customers, don’t make promises you can’t keep, tips to help retain customers, listen…to your customer. The instructor will cover these along with other pertinent information.

Your team will come away with key elements vital to a successful operation.

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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL101: NEW - Picking the Right Fertilizer
An introduction to fertilizers, reviewing various options including both synthetic and organic. Learn how to select the right fertilizer for an application and how to use soil test results. Understand how the macro-nutrients travel thought soil and how this affects proper application.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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).

Note: Participants will prepare and get to take home a container arrangement insert.

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

LO member price: $218.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Horticulturalist
Date: Thursday March 2, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM151: NEW -Two Vital Strategies & Tactics for Sales Success
Increase sales revenue and the quality of your clients by adding and improving two critical steps in your sales cycle. Starting with Qualifying, we will discuss and show examples of how this proven tactic can put you in control and help you quickly weed out the ‘tire kickers’. Getting ready to sign the deal? We will discuss strategies and Types of Closes that will allow you to understand where your client is in the sales cycle and set you up for success.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Thursday March 2, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL077: Shade Gardening is Actually an Opportunity
Gardening in the shade should not be seen as a challenge but rather an opportunity to use some wonderful plants that are shy about being in full sun. Shape and texture take on greater importance. There is, however, still a good colour palette available to brighten those shady areas.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday March 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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

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 their secateurs and PPE (work gloves and boots, and eye protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.

Consider continuing with seminar Tree and Shrub Pruning: An Introduction

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday March 3, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC071: NEW- Working with Existing Concrete
During this seminar participants will learn to work with existing concrete, this includes staining, sealing, engraving, concrete for decorative purposes and also Dealing with concrete issues, When to replace and when to repair. Interior vs exterior concrete on horizontal surfaces.
At the end of this seminar participants will have repaired, stained, engraved, and sealed an existing concrete slab.

Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots for concrete work, gloves including latex, eye and hearing protection, hard hat, mask appropriate for staining and sealing application.

LO member price: $654.00
Non-member price: $885.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jared Smits, Smits Concrete
Dates: Monday March 6, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday March 7, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 8, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
EN014: NEW -Residential Green Roofs
Join Rob as he presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives. The seminar will focus on costs and benefits, green roof systems, design elements, extensive vs. intensive, implementation challenges and maintenance required for successful projects.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rob Crysdale, Landcare Inc.
Date: Monday March 6, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL102: NEW-Common and Uncommon Problems in the Landscape for Woody Plants
An overview of the common pests, living and non-living disorders, how to identify and management strategies. We will discuss the hot topics of the past year and some unique issues that we may come across in the field.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Becky Moule, Arbortech Professional Tree Care Inc
Date: Monday March 6, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LE009: 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 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: $126.00
Non-member price: $223.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from Tri-Shield
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL021: Lighting 101: Light and Photometrics
Understanding, qualifying, and quantifying light.
Participants will learn how light is measured, both in terms of the amount of light, and quality of light, and how that is applied in the landscape. What is a lumen? How many do I need? Good lighting design begins with a good understanding of the medium we are working with. This knowledge will help you to avoid common mistakes and enhance your designs by choosing the right light sources for your project.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LP061: NEW - The Connection Between Plant Growth, Water and Nutrients
How do plants grow? How do water and nutrients affect this growth? Can you determine a nutrient deficiency by looking at leaves? What is the connection between the sun and water in the soil? Why do plants work so hard to absorb water through their roots and then just let most of it evaporate out of their leaves? Answers to such questions will then be related back to plant growth.

If you have ever wondered about some of these questions, this course is for you. The course will have a close look at plant growth and the role both water and nutrients play. It will help you understand how roots, stems and leaves are all connected together to form one elegant chemical manufacturing system, that we call a plant.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
OL016: Unwanted Weeds and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore weeds and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 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, LI0026 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Paul Barker, Automatic Rain
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 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 sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing/sketchup-pro 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: $316.00
Non-member price: $568.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Mansoor Ma, Land Inc
Dates: Wednesday March 8, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 9, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL080: Plant Choices: Nativar, Exotic, Invasive. Working toward Environmentally
Let’s play a game. Where in the world do the plants you choose for gardens come from?
One garden, two gardens, three gardens full of exotic species… What are the impacts of our plant choices? One impact - horticulture is a primary source for the introduction of invasive plant species. How do we avoid these costly mistakes? Quite simply, we can encourage the use of more site-appropriate native species to create gardens with a unique Ontario flare, a unique “Sense of Place.”
There are growing opportunities for the eco-conscious landscaper to become a leader, advocate and innovator and to capitalize on the growing interest in gardens that support healthy ecosystems.
Let’s get inspired and explore how we can meet the challenge of developing beautiful, environmentally sustainable, spaces that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Cathy Kavassalis
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL071: An Introduction to Tree Biology, Health and Stress
The key to ensuring landscape trees thrive is understanding the basics of how they grow. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tree development from roots to shoots and all the plant parts in between. Learn what trees require to reach optimum health and how to provide it for them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LP062: New -Planting Choices - Expand Your Knowledge of Native Plants
Landscape surroundings are changing and customers are asking for more sustainable ways of caring for their properties.
This seminar will provide environmentally sound solutions for landscape designers and contractors, reviewing the wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plant species available.
Learn what native wildflowers, grasses and shrubs in Ontario are suitable for small or large landscaping projects, and how they can be effectively combined with non-native species to create ornamental gardens pollinator gardens and rain gardens.
There are hundreds of native species available to the landscape professional, but only a fraction is used. Participants will learn what plants work well together, and where native plants can be sourced.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Adele Pierre, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect
Date: Thursday March 9, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL031: 5 Key Steps to an Efficient Morning Roll Out
This online session will help you understand how to greatly improve communication in your company so you can organize your crews in advance of the rollout.
You will learn how to engage your crew leaders and their labourers so they have buy-in to be highly efficient. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing all your crews packed up and heading directly to their jobs within minutes of arriving at work. See the impact this can have on your bottom line with the implementation of a few simple tools!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday March 9, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL103: NEW-Shrub Shapes and Forms
Shrubs, Their huge diversity provides the backbone for many landscapes.
Evergreen or Deciduous or even Broadleaf Evergreens, there is shrub to fill every need in a landscape. Does your landscape need colour, texture, space fillers or low growing accents, there are probably several shrubs to choose from to satisfy any of those requirements. This talk will give a wide ranging overview of the types of shrubs available and what individual characteristics they can bring to your landscape.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday March 9, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL061: Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this session, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, by comparing them to their native look-alikes.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday March 10, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LM002: NEW - Improved Grounds Maintenance
It's Back!
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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Monday March 13, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM152: NEW - Key Strategies Needed As You Grow Your Business
The thrill of marketing and selling 'magazine-worthy' projects gets all of us fired up. Learning about the latest products, tools, and fancy pieces of equipment keeps our inner-kid excited. Chasing high profits as your number one goal satisfies your ego's need to prove that you could do it, and do it on your own.
But, it's the systems, key people, and overhead needed to create a legitimate business that will keep you in the game for the long haul. Pursuing the wrong things in the wrong order can put you out of business in a heartbeat, or at the very least have you chasing your tail and wasting years without improving your business.
Having made the mistake of chasing growth without being systemized, Derek has recently taken a step back, reduced the size of his company, and placed the focus on running a much tighter ship. It's a multi-year journey but one that is essential to your business and personal survival.
* what mistakes to avoid both in the field and in the office
* essential systems and protocols that your business needs
* organizational chart and key position planning
* understanding and managing by the numbers
* creating a compelling company vision
Join this interactive seminar to take a deep dive into some key strategies needed as you grow your business. Bring your company's organization chart, current budget or 2022 actuals, and future growth plans, and plan to leave with some actionable items at the end of the day.

LO member price: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Derek Lippert, Quiet Nature Ltd.
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL022: Lighting 101: Basic Design Techniques
Understanding the basics of lighting design. Different techniques, and how and when to apply them. There are many tools in the lighting designers' toolbox to create stunning designs and enhance the look of hardscape, softscape, and architecture. This session will give you the beginnings of creating your own palette of techniques to bring out the best in your designs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL104: NEW -Tree Stress and How to Avoid It
The death of newly planted or established trees is the dread of any landscape professional. This talk will provide participants with the skills to identify tree stresses and learn how to avoid them before trees die and require costly replacement.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RGC019: NEW - Planter Gardening Seminar
Exceed your customers’ expectations.
Covering the basics of planter design, the instructor will demonstrate various styles and techniques, learn how to decipher your customer’s needs, track trends, costing, and the benefits of offering this service. Come away able to design magnificent planters that will keep you busy for the season.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $109.00
Non-member price: $148.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Spencer Hauck, Sandhill Botanical
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS020: The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success
This seminar 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 seminar goes beyond awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors and engages participants in identifying real-life challenges and solutions.
Content covers:
* Review the legal definition of a "competent person" and describe what it means in the context of the daily activities of a supervisor
* Understanding the role of the supervisor as it relates to People, Paper and Process and describes the associated challenges
* Identify practical strategies for overcoming challenges
* Develop and practice communication skills in the following areas: providing instruction and direction to others; orienting new workers; providing feedback; preparing for and leading meetings
* Create their own "tool kit" for use in the workplace including guidelines for constructive feedback, designing new worker orientation, developing safety meeting outlines, and more
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.

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

LO member price: $485.00
Non-member price: $765.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS)
Dates: Wednesday March 15, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 16, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL105: NEW - What Makes a Good Plant?
This session will look at selection criteria for both herbaceous and woody plants and provide a framework for picking the right plant for a given location. You will better understand some design issues as well as understand the limitations of plant material. Specific plants will be discussed to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL106: NEW -How to Grow a Highly Profitable Gardening Division
Learn why it makes financial sense to separate out gardening services from grounds maintenance crews. See how it can be a profitable division in your company and learn the secrets on how to run it efficiently.

How to Grow a Highly Profitable Gardening Division is for owners, general managers, and operations managers

Topics covered include:
*The benefits of a gardening division
*Equipment and crew set up
*Efficient routing
*Ideal clients
*Promoting healthy and beautiful gardens all year round

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LA001: Trees and Shrubs: Planting and Maintenance 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Thursday March 16, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL107: NEW - Planting Plans/Choices
This seminar will review plants that may not be so familiar in the industry. New varieties of shrubs, grasses and perennials are being developed every year, many of them bred from native plants. Participants will learn specific plant combinations for sunny, shady, wet and dry sites.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Adele Pierre, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect
Date: Thursday March 16, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL038: Landscape Design Practice- Charging for Designs
Designers in all industries are challenged to be compensated well for their design efforts. Landscape Design is no exception.

Landscape Design Practice explores the best practices implemented in a Landscape Design business. Learn work processes including how to integrate client meetings, what drawings to include and the stages they are implemented. Billing, and contracts are always key components to being paid for landscape design work. Learn different approaches to charging for design services.

This session is for all designers of all levels and Design/Build Firms who would like to charge with confidence and to actually get paid for all your work.

Topics covered in the course:
• Design Log
• Design Contracts
• Client Meetings & Presentations
• The Psychology of Selling your Designs
• Different Ways to Get paid
• Plans and fee schedules

Recommended References Include: Residential Landscape Architecture: by: Norman Booth/James Hiss

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, Designs By The Yard
Date: Monday March 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques, and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals,1640 Enterprise Rd, Mississauga (Hwy.401 and Dixon Rd (416) 679-4180 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah
Date: Tuesday March 21, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL023: Lighting 101: Installation
From making rock-solid connections to mounting in a tree. The basics of installing landscape lighting safely and properly. A great design is only as good as the ability to install it properly. Creative designs often require creative installation solutions. Hiding wire and connectors, and ensuring a safe and trouble-free system is crucial to client satisfaction.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL083: Protecting Trees During Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Trees are often the largest and most desirable features on a property, however they are very susceptible to injury during construction and even routine landscape maintenance. This talk will provide a basic understanding of the needs of trees and the dos and don’ts of working around them. Tree protection bylaws will be reviewed and tips for creating an effective tree protection plan will be provided.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine
Date: Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LC019: NEW - 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals,1640 Enterprise Rd, Mississauga (Hwy.401 and Dixon Rd (416) 679-4180 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah
Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL075: Building Winning Teams: Keep Them and Train Them to Succeed
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will discuss strategies used to create successful team members from their first day of employment. Sharing proven strategies, resources, and tools: learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 job site 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: $135.00
Non-member price: $190.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Mark Alward
Date: Thursday March 23, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Thursday March 23, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL108: 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

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday March 23, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LP063: New -Perennial Power in the Landscape and Beyond'
This session will look at the subject of perennials from a design perspective and season long colour, along with topics of maintenance, pollinator habitat and native perennials.

Lunch not included

LO member price: $73.00
Non-member price: $131.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Thursday March 23, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
OL109: NEW -Enjoying Your Landscape - By the Light of the Moon
Busy days often mean that gardens are enjoyed in the late evening hours. Here we will explore how to create a moon garden and get the most out of your landscape, all hours of the day. We will explore annuals and perennials that reflect ambient light, night blooming plants, and scented plants and how to use these effectively.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday March 24, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LS004-LN: 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 below will not be approved for use during the seminars.
-Functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock.
-Front and rear handles 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: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: TBA (To Be Advised)
Instructor: Rick MacKinnon, Davey Trees
Dates: Saturday March 25, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday March 26, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LE004-GH: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques, and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah
Date: Monday March 27, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI026: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or who 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: $316.00
Non-member price: $568.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Steven Hernandez, Groundhog Landscaping
Dates: Monday March 27, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday March 28, 2023 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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah
Date: Tuesday March 28, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
OL113: NEW-Pricing Lighting Jobs
This session will offer an insight into best practices of pricing and estimating, and highlight some of the pitfalls and challenges you will come across, and how to mitigate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 28, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 job site 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: $190.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge, for directions only,call 519-624-7940
Instructor: Bruce Hannah
Date: Wednesday March 29, 2023 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 below will not be approved for use during the seminars.
-Functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock.
-Front and rear handles 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: $231.00
Non-member price: $415.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from Davey Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 29, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 30, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OL003: Sell Designs then Sell Projects
Landscape Owners & Landscape Designers…do you want Project Sales Predictability?

• Disappointed that you created a wonderful design but they didn’t hire you to build it?
• Should I really charge for my designs and at what price or is this simply part of the sales process?
• Wanting to learn a Professional & Polite Approach to winning more Landscape Projects?


If you answered Yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, The Sandler Group
Date: Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL110: NEW - Seasonal Employees 101: Risks and Best Practices
Join Ed Snetsinger of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, who will discuss several important issues that employers often overlook when retaining seasonal employees. The presentation will specifically discuss the hiring and firing process, employees verses contractors, Employment Standards Act entitlements and exemptions, wrongful dismissal concerns and the importance of employment contracts. Ed will also answer any questions you might have as you move into the 2023 season.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ed Snetsinger, Sherrard Kuzz
Date: Thursday March 30, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Friday March 31, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health. 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday April 3, 2023 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: $158.00
Non-member price: $284.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Tuesday April 4, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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: 18
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, SAJE Vital Signs
Dates: Monday April 10, 2023 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday April 11, 2023 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LS026: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training

First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year. Annual CPR certification is recommended.
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, SAJE Vital Signs
Date: Wednesday April 12, 2023 8:30 am - 4:30 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.

Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $52.00
Non-member price: $110.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, SAJE Vital Signs
Date: Thursday April 13, 2023 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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