Landscape Construction and Installation Seminars

LA009: NEW-Tree and Shrub Identification
This seminar will demystify the identification of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown trees and shrubs using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify common woody plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Monday November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC044: RETURN of - Rain Garden Design and Construction Seminar
Learn to design and construct rain gardens and understand the key design features that make these landscape features effective in storm water management in southern Ontario. Determine how to calculate size and determine location of rain gardens while taking into consideration the soil properties. Proper seasonal maintenance of rain gardens as well as how storm water credits are calculated on behalf of the client will also be discussed.
This seminar is for landscape designers and landscape practitioners interested in Ontario's expanding industry of creating Low Impact Development features.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson
Date: Monday November 18, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS019: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
Provincial law requires anyone working at a height of 3 m (10ft,) to have proper fall protection. This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario and will review provincial law requirements. Topics covered also include ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more, The program also instructs attendees in the proper use and inspection of fall arrest equipment,plus hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program.
Note: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including: hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management: Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art. Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations. Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind- the- scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for both the designer and contractor.
Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, consultants, office procedures, promotional practices.
Landscape designers who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend. Landscape contractors would benefit as well, as roles and relationships are a pairing both can benefit from managing more effectively. Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Thursday November 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC051: RETURN of - Bioswales for Designers and Landscape Contractors
Although not a prerequisite, this is the second in a series of advanced training for landscape designers and contractors who have attended the Rain Garden for Designers and Landscape Contractors seminar. The seminar will focus on design, construction and maintenance, including soils, plants and long term management.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
* Describe the functional characteristics and environmental benefits of bioswales.
* Know the five critical design elements of a bioswale.
* Evaluate the potential site of a bioswale and be able to complete a basic assessment of the soil, interpret soil data and evaluate bio-media for installation.
Consider continuing with LP047 Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater and LC052 Carbon Neutral Landscapes.

LO member price: $74.00
Non-member price: $132.45
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
EN012: Green Roof Design and Installation
Green Roof Design and Installation provides attendees with detailed information on green roof system types and components. Participants will get the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, as well as design installation and maintenance best practices. It presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification and within budget
Participants will learn how to:
* Determine essential qualifications for project teams
* How to design for maximum client benefit
* Implementation issues for new and retrofit buildings
* Contracts and construction administration
* Quality assurance,warranties and liability issues
Note: This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations, participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.

LO member price: $493.90
Non-member price: $548.90
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LD040: NEW- Integrating Watershapes into the Landscape
Participants will review design principles used to create natural, award winning watershapes that have an emotional component, & see them implemented in built projects’. The presenter will offer a detailed discussion on what design principles need to be determined to create a successful project or not.
Key design principles covered:
-element integration
-appropriate style
-elevation change
-depth of field
-pedestrian flow
-visual access
-frame the views
Common design mistakes covered;
-what's appropriate what isn't
-how to effectively blend elements together
-how to become better at visualizing your whole environment
Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to pull the whole design together ' Integrating each element of the project'

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, Tumber International Landscape Training
Date: Thursday December 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC065: New- Cobblestone Installation- Art and Technique
Cobblestone; A natural building material based on cobble-sized stones. It can seem daunting until you realize that cobblestones have a much, much longer lifespan than other materials.
With 30 years of experience in this specialized field. The instructor will share in his knowledge the art and technique of cobblestone installation which has been passed on for generations in the Italian culture, art and expertise This 2-week theory and hands-on seminar is an exciting opportunity for stone wallers, masons, and landscaper enthusiasts of all abilities.
Covering safety, basic terminology (e.g., how to use, apply and prepare cubes) structure and styles of cobblestone installation. Using natural stone participants will learn proper techniques as they work along with the instructor in constructing a cobblestone project on-site.
Proper PPE is required to be able to participate: Safety shoes, eyewear protection and gloves.
Participants will receive a manual explaining the procedures to use and tools (e.g., a stool, 2 special hammers). Essential for being able to practice the techniques and acquire appropriate skills both during the seminar and after. Participants will leave with a firm understanding of cobblestone installation with the confidence to offer this artistic technique in their next project.

LO member price: $1900.00
Non-member price: $2750.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Aldo Chemelli, Royalstone Design
Dates: Monday January 20, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 21, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 22, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 23, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday January 24, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday January 27, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 28, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 29, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday January 30, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday January 31, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM123: New-Team Leader Training Seminar
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches. Team Leader Training is an interactive seminar geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.
Consider continuing with How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Thursday January 30, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM124: NEW- How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team
Highly-engaged employees are 25 per cent more productive and earn their companies significantly greater total returns. Eighty percent of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason. Can your business afford not to have effective recruitment, on-boarding, alignment, inclusion, motivation, recognition, training and rewards strategies? This interactive seminar will catalyze your thinking and explore strategies ready to tailor for your company.
This seminar is geared towards managers, supervisors and business owners.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Friday January 31, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC063: RETURN of - Chiseled in Stone: An Introduction
This one-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 and wallstone, wet and dry lay 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 masonry 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: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Date: Monday February 3, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC014: Paving Your Way to Perfect Interlock
This hands-on seminar is geared toward individuals looking to develop or improve the practical skills of paving stone installation.
The seminar will spend half the day on interlocking stone installation and the other half on constructing steps using pre-cast walling systems. Participants will build stairs, install interlocking stone and become familiar with installation techniques using a variety of base materials.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, AquaSpa Pools and Landscape Design
Date: Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD013: RETURN of - Practical Basic Calculations for the Landscape Contractor
Today, both landscape contractors and designers need math skills for success and profitability in their businesses. Miscalculations of materials, labour and other construction costs can result in major problems that can damage a business's bottom line and lead to litigation and bankruptcy.
This seminar covers the fundamentals on a variety of calculation methods and factors, in both measurement systems typically used in the industry for determining construction costs. Also, slope/gradient/elevation calculations and methodology are reviewed.
This is a hands-on seminar, please bring blank paper, a calculator and both architect's and metric scale rulers.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC064: RETURN of - Chiseled in Stone: Intermediate Seminar
For the landscape construction pro, this two-day intermediate stone masonry seminar is designed for those already familiar with basic masonry concepts, tools, and techniques. Participants will learn the next steps in cutting, chiseling, and layout techniques, reinforcing best practices required for installing wet- or dry-laid natural stone walls and pillars, setting natural stone coping, plus layout and construction of curved walls.
Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, dust mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.
Prerequisite: Participants should have some experience in this area before attending.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Wednesday February 5, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC011: Getting Started in Concrete
Are you thinking about expanding your projects to include concrete work? Are you subcontracting concrete work now, but would like to do it yourself? Have you done some projects and want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge? This seminar will cover the basic principles and practices of forming, reinforcing, ordering, mixing, pouring, finishing and curing concrete, to allow you to pour a slab on grade with confidence.
This is a combined classroom and hands-on seminar.
Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots for concrete work, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask appropriate for concrete, etc., a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 7, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC019: Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil
Grading and Drainage can be a tedious task, but it is imperative to get it right in order to achieve success on your next construction job.
This seminar will benefit contractors and designers with little or no familiarity with grading and drainage requirements and processes. Participants will explore grading principles and standards, and their impact on surface drainage, for most landscape projects. Basic grading calculations, the use of site surveys, the manipulation of land forms, and the preparation of grading details and plans for both surface and in-ground drainage is presented. In-ground drainage considerations are introduced. Typical grading notation methods are also presented.
Participants will be required to carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Monday February 10, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC027: Chiseled In Stone: Advanced Stone Masonry
Take your masonry arts to the next level by participating in this advanced seminar for landscape construction pros with stone masonry experience. Participants will get first-hand learning and exposure to the best practices of the trade, while learning how to build outdoor benches and barbecue structures, using concrete block and natural stone. Advance your skills and your business through this three-day experience.
Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel. Prerequisite: Participants must have experience in stone masonry before attending.

LO member price: $577.50
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 10, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 11, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 12, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC020: Grading And Drainage: Intermediate Seminar
This seminar is for those who have had some exposure to grading design and installation or attended the introductory seminar Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil.
A detailed, in-depth study of both surface and subsurface drainage considerations is presented. Areas covered include detailed grading standards and associated requirements, basic cut-and-fill calculations, erosion control, ground rules for effective and safe grading practices and design and construction requirements for retaining walls.
Participants will be required to prepare a full grading plan case study for a residential site with non-typical grading issues, carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, an architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC052: RETURN of - Carbon Neutral Landscapes
Carbon cap and trade has been launched. During this half day seminar, the instructor will present the science and accounting process for determining who pays and who gets to sell carbon credits. Helping guide landscape designers and contractors on designing and creating carbon neutral landscapes. Focused on design, construction and maintenance: soils, plants and long-term management.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
* Calculate their net carbon use and environmental benefits of practices.
* Know the five critical design elements of a carbon neutral landscape.
* Evaluate existing landscapes to determine the actions necessary to achieve a carbon neutral landscape.
* Complete a basic assessment of landscape maintenance practices to determine net carbon savings on behalf of clients.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $74.00
Non-member price: $132.45
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LC058: Laser Levels, Spot and Job Site Elevation Layouts
This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels to gather information to be used in-class to translate into a site plan. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how simple planning and information gathering prior to construction will improve site efficiency and enhance results.
Participants should bring: A scale ruler and calculator. Although some laser levels will be available participants should bring their own to maximize the value of this seminar.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 14
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Wednesday February 12, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC040: Precast Retaining Walls from the Ground Up
Learn all there is to know about building retaining walls in this two-day seminar. Participants will explore why walls fail, proper construction techniques and selecting the walling system to meet your project and permit requirements. The importance of soil structure, drainage, surcharge loads, granular backfill, base preparation, selection and use of geo-grids, filter blankets, and proper compaction will be discussed in detail. Participants will build steps, walls and pillars using various precast retaining wall products. Participants will also construct a concrete block wall and face it with natural stone ledge rock. The wall will be capped with hand chiseled coping. Participants will leave with a sound understanding of how to build retaining walls.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., bring along a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, AquaSpa Pools and Landscape Design
Dates: Thursday February 13, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 14, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC034: MODIFIED-Flagstone: An Intermediate Seminar
Further develop your product knowledge and installation skills. This hands-on two-day seminar will cover topics such as various types of flagstone, understanding sizes and patterns, how to rock face coping, wet and dry lay techniques, how to tuck point and sponge finish mortar joints.
Participants will work to create various projects, including a two-step staircase with walkway and a fire pit surround.
Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, and dust mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Tuesday February 18, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC035: Concrete:The Next Level
For those who know the basics of mixing, placing and finishing concrete, this seminar will further your skills in forming, reinforcing and pouring steps. Participants will have some time to practice finishing larger slabs on grade.
Note: This is a hands-on seminar and involves rough carpentry as well as concrete skills.
Participants are required to bring: personal protective equipment, including: work boots for concrete work, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, gloves, etc.
Consider continuing with seminar Carpentry in the Landscape

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 21, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC062: Outdoor Fire-pit Construction
In this two-day, hands-on seminar, participants will learn the basics of constructing an outdoor fire-pit. Day one will begin with a review of tools and safety, followed by the start of the build: base preparation, drainage, cutting, setting mortar, etc. Day two, participants will continue working in groups, getting the second course of fire brick in place, constructing the outer shell, stenciling, marking cap stone, cutting, etc. Outdoor fire pits are a popular request in landscape designs, so don't miss this seminar.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., a 2-3lb steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Popp, Stone Works Masonry
Dates: Monday February 24, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP047: Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater
Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to many challenges. Municipalities and conservation authorities are offering grant programs for rain handling from permeable pavers to rain gardens, as well as educating the public about rain water issues and how to handle them. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve. Learn techniques to slow down rainwater. Sean will show you how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction sizing challenges and plant choices. Making it beautiful will be a major focus and an unusual palette of amazing plants will be addressed in detail.
Consider continuing with seminars Green Roof, Expand your Knowledge of Native Trees and Shrubs or Protect your 'ASS'ets seminar.
Lunch not included
For more details on the Fusion program see HortTrades.com/fusion

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 24, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management: Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art. Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations. Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind- the- scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for both the designer and contractor.
Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, consultants, office procedures, promotional practices.
Landscape designers who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend. Landscape contractors would benefit as well, as roles and relationships are a pairing both can benefit from managing more effectively. Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Monday February 24, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD036: RETURN of - Dynascape: An Intermediate Seminar
This two-day seminar will give landscape designers and contractors with Dynascape experience the opportunity to go further in efficiently drawing professional landscape plans on a computer. Instructed by a seasoned landscape designer, participants will learn how to save time creating quotes while impressing clients with unique features like plant catalogues, plus tricks on saving time without compromising designs.
Participants need to bring: Dynascape loaded and working on a laptop. Trial software is available through Dynascape at sales@dynascape.com. Participant must bring a corded mouse (recommended) with a scroll wheel for easier modeling and navigation. It is recommended participants allow time each night to review the material covered that day.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC059: New-Landscape Lighting 101
For the beginner or novice who is interested in learning more about landscape lighting, or is thinking of adding landscape lighting to his business offering. Participants will learn the first steps to understanding light and being able to control it to advantage. By learning terminology and photometrics, you will be able to choose the proper light source for the job. Learn the difference between throwing light at something, and painting with light. Understanding electricity is key to a safe and reliable lighting system. Learning the relationship between watts, volts and amps is critical in a lighting system design.
Participants will learn the what, why and where of design. What lamps to choose and where fixtures should be placed for the best results. Learn basic troubleshooting and how to minimize your callback time and maximize your efficiency.
This is a full day, covering the basic knowledge you require to confidently design and install a professional landscape lighting job.

Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE008: New-Owner/ Operator Equipment seminar
This seminar is designed for the landscape contractor equipment operator and/or owner. Participants are instructed in safety, maintenance theory and practice as it relates to the most popular landscape contractor equipment.
Equipment instruction will include hand-held trimmers, chainsaws, concrete saws and other two-stroke machines, push mowers and large riding equipment, plate tampers and excavation equipment related to construction.
The first part of the day highlights professional equipment performance through safety and maintenance. There will be guidance on diagnosing failures and preventing downtime. This will move into managing the cost of equipment, life-cycles for different products and managing the expenses to maintain better profitability.
Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required for the hands on portion.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN007: Green Walls 101:Systems Overview and Design
Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), this seminar will discuss design and construction practices for green facades and living walls, as well as the latest research findings on the environmental benefits of these technologies. Learn how to determine major functions and components of green walls, describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green wall systems, understand market drivers encouraging green wall implementation in North America and how to design green walls for maximum benefits and LEED points.
This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations for this seminar. Participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $218.90
Non-member price: $247.50
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Date: Thursday March 12, 2020 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LC053: Decks from the Ground Up
This seminar is for landscapers with a basic understanding of carpentry who want to learn how to build decks, guards and handrails that will meet the Ontario Building Code, including proper joinery. The instructor will cover the safe use of carpentry tools and what is commonly used. Participants will learn what proper deck construction and how to build projects that last.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jay Smith, Sketchworks
Date: Friday March 13, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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