Landscape Construction and Installation Seminars
LC027: Advanced Stone Masonry
Take your masonry arts to the next level by participating in this advanced seminar for landscape construction pros with stone masonry experience. Attendees will get first-hand learning and exposure to the best practices of the trade while learning how to build outdoor benches and barbecue structures using concrete block and natural stone. Advance your skills and your business through this three-day experience.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, dust mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.
Prerequisite:
Participants must have experience in stone masonry before attending.

LO member price: $525.00
Non-member price: $750.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday January 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 24, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP006: Creating Sustainable Landscapes
Low maintenance, chemical-free landscapes using Ontario's native plants - landscape maintenance is changing and clients are looking for more sustainable ways of caring for their properties. This seminar will provide environmentally - sound solutions for landscape designers and contractors, discussing the wide variety of herbaceous and woody plant species for erosion-prone and problem sites. Native plant materials will be the focus in creating both functional landscapes and attractive private sanctuaries that support butterflies and birds. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to incorporate native plants into their next residential or public landscape project.
Note: Consider continuing with LP001 Woody Plants: Their Appeal and Uses in the Landscape
For details on the new Fusion program see hortttrades.com/fusion

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Wednesday January 24, 2018 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, dust mask appropriate for concrete, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday January 26, 2018 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, dust mask etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP,CLT-H, Royal Stone Ldsp and Design
Date: Monday January 29, 2018 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, dust mask, etc., bring along a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $350.00
Non-member price: $500.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP,CLT-H, Royal Stone Ldsp and Design
Dates: Tuesday January 30, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC002: Flagstone Fundamentals
This seminar is designed for individuals that wish to learn and practice the skills of working with flagstone. Topics include dry and wet laid installation techniques, stone selection and relationship to design, as well as proper base preparation and finishing techniques. Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a flagstone project professionally. Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: 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.

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Date: Friday February 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC051: 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: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Monday February 5, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC034: Intermediate Flagstone
Looking to go further with your flagstone skills? This hands-on, two-day seminar will cover the installation of various types of flagstone from start to finish. Participants will use concrete block to create the form of a three- step staircase and then clad it in flagstone. Participants will install dry and wet lay installations of both random and square- cut flagstone. Masonry techniques such as pointing and sponging of grout will be taught.
Participants are required to bring a personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, dust mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $350.00
Non-member price: $500.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Tuesday February 6, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 7, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC060-A: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $100.00
Non-member price: $140.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Thursday February 8, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
EN010: Xeriscaping: Selecting Drought- Tolerant Plants for Landscape Projects
This half-day seminar is for landscapers who wish to incorporate water conservation into their landscape and maintenance projects. Participants will learn which plants are drought tolerant and what steps can be taken to conserve irrigation and use it more efficiently. Matching plants to soil and exposure, along with creative ways to capture water such as rainwater harvesting, and a discussion of the benefits of xeriscaping will also be covered. This seminar is recommended for designers, contractors, and maintenance firms along with parks departments.
Consider continuing with LP047 Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater.
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Friday February 9, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 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, raised slabs and suspended slabs. Participants will have time to practice finishing larger slabs on grade.
Note: This is a hands-on seminar and involves rough carpentry as well as concrete skills. Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment including: work boots for concrete work, eye and hearing protection, dust mask, gloves, etc.

LO member price: $175.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty, Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 9, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC019: Introduction to Grading and Drainage
This seminar will benefit contractors and designers with little or no familiarity with grading and drainage necessities and processes. 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: a scientific calculator, an architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD,Dr.Landscape
Date: Monday February 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC062: NEW-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 you don't miss this seminar. Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, dusk mask etc., a 2-3lb steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $350.00
Non-member price: $500.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: John Popp, Stone Works Masonry
Dates: Monday February 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP041: Understanding and Planting Perennials
Do you find you're struggling when recommending the right perennials to your clients? This introductory seminar for retail garden centre staff, landscape designers, contractors, and perennial lovers looking to know more. This half day seminar will give participants a better understanding of how perennials grow and change through the seasons. How they differ from shrubs and annuals, and how light and water affect their growth. Discussing unusual perennials for sun and shade, the instructor will take some of the mystery out of perennials; leave participants with the confidence to recommend the right plants to their clients.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC020: Intermediate Grading and Drainage
This seminar is for those who have had some exposure to grading design and installation or attended the introductory seminar LC019. 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: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD,Dr.Landscape
Date: Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management- Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art.
Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations. Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind- the- scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain everyone's sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for all parties; both designer and contractor.
Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, contractors and consultants, office procedures, promotional practices.
Landscape designers, novices wanting to learn how to get a project built or seasoned designers, wanting to make things 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.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058: Laser Levels, Spot Elevations and Job Site Elevation Layouts
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This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for possible outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels and gathering information you'll need back 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.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 14
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD,Dr.Landscape
Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM086: Your Company's Pulse: Use your Balance Sheet to determine its Beat
From one of the industry's leading firms; Nathan will speak first-hand on how he approached learning his company numbers, and improved his relationship with his financial lender!
Benefit to attending:
*More financial control of your company
*Clearer understanding of your balance sheet
*Knowing which ratios to focus on to improve financial health
*Learn how to be confident with meeting your banker
Important:
Participants will need to bring their financial statements from the last three years to maximize the value of this seminar. Attendees will come away knowing how to view their business, know their financial pulse before their banker does, strategies to manage a positive cash flow, how to improve their net worth, when to buy, lease or rent equipment and how much cash flow should be left in their business. A jam-packed day you won't want to miss. This seminar is for owners and managers of both new and established maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow management firms.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nathan Helder, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM096: 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 - in the proper order, as well as the consequences of building without them, and what it will mean for their projects. Participants will come away knowing how to design and build to comply with the required permits.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jay Smith, Sketchworks
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP047: New-Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater
Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to various 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 LC052 Carbon Neutral Landscapes.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Friday February 23, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 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: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jay Smith, Sketchworks
Date: Friday February 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD036: Intermediate Dynascape
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: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC052: Carbon Neutral Landscapes
Are you and your clients prepared for the province to launch carbon cap and trade? This seminar presents the science and accounting process for determining who pays and who gets to sell carbon credits. This seminar is designed to guide landscape designers and contractors on designing and creating carbon neutral landscapes. This seminar will focus 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.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC050: New-Introduction to Landscape Lighting Design
This seminar is for anyone with a basic knowledge of photometrics or the novice with landscape lighting experience. Participants will learn to incorporate professional landscape lighting design into their business, and improve the design abilities they may already possess. Participants will learn how to apply basic lighting techniques and design principles and practice through a series of individual, group design projects and peer review.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: John Higo,Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Friday March 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Introduction to Soil and Tree Below the Ground
Approximately 40% 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 function is an essential part of any comprehensive maintenance program.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 5, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC060-B: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $100.00
Non-member price: $140.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 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: $199.00
Non-member price: $225.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Brad Bass, Environment Canada
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LP050: New-Perennials for the Landscape
Hostas, ferns, grasses, heuchera and wildflowers are an important part of the landscape. Discussing these different plant types, participants will be provided with a list of their botanical and common names and how to incorporate them into bed shapes, including where to plant, how to care for, and more. This seminar will have your landscape project looking the best on the block! Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance firms should consider attending this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD,Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003-A: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003-B: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC061: Water Gardening in your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing an implementing your next water feature project. Participants will gain a strong understanding of pumps,filtration systems and maintaining water quality, as well as the effect fish have on the water and how the nutrient and oxygen cycle affects water stability. A seminar for contractors, maintenance, designers and garden centre staff participants will leave knowing the materials needed to construct and install a wide range of water features including ponds, waterfalls and pondless fountains. Participants will also become familiar with installing natural ponds that require no pumps or filtration system.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Friday March 16, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM057-B: On-The-Job Training (OJT)
Most learning in the landscape profession happens, every day - working side-by-side with a more experienced person on the job. There is no doubting the skills of the trainer, but how many of these trainers have ever had training on how to train? Participants will actually practice training method in-class, just like the real thing. During both days participants will review the method, use training models they have prepared and learn from their experience - then put it into action. Workbooks, CD and training tools will be provided.
NOTE: PPE required, hardhats, gloves, ear, eye protection. Participants should come prepared for outdoor, hands-on learning.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Paul Doornbos, Thornbusch Landscaping
Dates: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS019-LN: 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: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LS003-LN: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LC060-OT-A: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC060-OT-B: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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