Landscape Construction and Installation Seminars
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, contractors and 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 over the winter months in preparation for the start of the next season.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Thursday November 29, 2018 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: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, particulate mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.
Prerequisite:
Participants must have experience in stone masonry before attending.

LO member price: $577.50
Non-member price: $825.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Brad Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Monday February 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty,Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, Royal Stone Landscaping and Design
Date: Monday February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC019: Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil
Grading and Drainage can be a tedious task, but it is imperative to get it right in order to achieve success on your next construction job. This seminar will benefit contractors and designers with little or no familiarity with grading and drainage requirements and processes. Participants will explore grading principles and standards, and their impact on surface drainage, for most landscape projects. Basic grading calculations, the use of site surveys, the manipulation of land forms, and the preparation of grading details and plans for both surface and in-ground drainage is presented. In-ground drainage considerations are introduced. Typical grading notation methods are also presented. Participants will be required to carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, architect's scale and extra paper.

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

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Heath CLP, CLT-H, Royal Stone Landscaping and Design
Dates: Tuesday February 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC020: Intermediate Grading and Drainage
This seminar is for those who have had some exposure to grading design and installation or attended the introductory seminar Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil.
A detailed, in-depth study of both surface and subsurface drainage considerations is presented. Areas covered include detailed grading standards and associated requirements, basic cut-and-fill calculations, erosion control, ground rules for effective and safe grading practices and design and construction requirements for retaining walls.
Participants will be required to prepare a full grading plan case study for a residential site with non-typical grading issues, carry out typical grading calculations and prepare simple grading details.
Participants should bring: scientific calculator, an architect's scale and extra paper.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058: 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: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday February 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC034: Intermediate Flagstone
Looking to go further with your flagstone skills? This hands-on, two-day seminar will cover the installation of various types of flagstone from start to finish. Participants will use concrete block to create the form of a three- step staircase and then clad it in flagstone. Participants will install dry and wet lay installations of both random and square- cut flagstone. Masonry techniques such as pointing and sponging of grout will be taught.
Participants are required to bring a personal protective equipment including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask, etc., along with a 2-3 lb. steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: : Bradley Repchull, Silver Stone Landscape Construction
Dates: Tuesday February 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM086: Your Company's Pulse: Use your Balance Sheet to determine its Beat
From one of the profession's leading firms; Nathan will speak first-hand on how he approached learning his company numbers, and improved his relationship with his financial lender.
Benefit to attending:
*More financial control of your company
*Clearer understanding of your balance sheet
*Knowing which ratios to focus on to improve financial health
*Learn how to be confident with meeting your banker
Important:
Participants will need to bring their financial statements from the last three years to maximize the value of this seminar. Attendees will come away knowing how to view their business, know their financial pulse before their banker does, strategies to manage a positive cash flow, how to improve their net worth, when to buy, lease or rent equipment and how much cash flow should be left in their business. A jam-packed day you won't want to miss. This seminar is for owners and managers of both new and established maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow management firms.
Testimonials
Very helpful learned some very key points
Jim Edmonds the Gardener Landscaping
Finally was able to understand a balance sheet in a simple manner
Justin Siemens JC Landscaping Inc.

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

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew McCarty,Partridge Fine Landscape
Date: Friday February 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC062: Outdoor Fire-pit Construction
In this two-day, hands-on seminar, participants will learn the basics of constructing an outdoor fire-pit. Day one will begin with a review of tools and safety, followed by the start of the build: base preparation, drainage, cutting, setting mortar, etc. Day two, participants will continue working in groups, getting the second course of fire brick in place, constructing the outer shell, stenciling, marking cap stone, cutting, etc. Outdoor fire pits are a popular request in landscape designs, so don't miss this seminar.
Participants are required to bring personal protective equipment, including: work boots, gloves, eye and hearing protection, particulate mask etc., a 2-3lb steel mallet, one splitting chisel and one facing chisel.

LO member price: $385.00
Non-member price: $550.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: John Popp,Stone Works Masonry
Dates: Monday February 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN010: Xeriscaping: Selecting Drought- Tolerant Plants for Landscape Projects
This half-day seminar is for landscapers who wish to incorporate water conservation into their landscape and maintenance projects. Participants will learn which plants are drought tolerant and what steps can be taken to conserve water and use irrigation more efficiently. Matching plants to soil and exposure, along with creative ways to capture water such as rainwater harvesting, and a discussion of the benefits of xeriscaping will also be covered. This seminar is recommended for designers, contractors, and maintenance firms along with parks departments.
Consider continuing with seminar Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater.
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 25, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LG009: Legal Obligations of the Landscape Employer
As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations: some imposed by statute, some by contract and some by the courts. Do you understand your legal obligations as an employer? This seminar will provide an update on a variety of employment issues, including:
Understanding legislation:
* The Employment Standards Act and why employment contracts are important
* Part time vs. full time vs. salaried; is there a difference?
* Vacation time, vacation pay, overtime pay, hours of work and breaks
Ontario Human Rights Code:
* Discrimination and harassment
* Attendance
* Accommodation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act:
* Premiums
* Reporting
* Claims management
Occupational Health and Safety Act:
* Subcontractor considerations
* Due diligence
Dealing with workplace accidents:
* Reporting
* Ministry of Labour
* Investigation
* Potential charges
* Potential defenses
NOTE: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more.
NOTE: Participants are invited to email questions kathym@landscapeontario.com prior to attending so that the instructor can prepare answers for that day.
Consider continuing with seminar Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workplace

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

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

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Date: Friday March 1, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
EN012: Green Roof Design and Installation
Green Roof Design and Installation provides attendees with detailed information on green roof system types and components. Participants will get the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, products innovations and design and installation best practices.
Participants will learn how to:
* Design green roof to meet multiple client objectives
* Conduct cost-benefit analyses and make the business cases for green roofs
* Develop a project budget
* Determine essential qualifications for project teams
* Write and interpret green roof specifications
* Navigate warranty and liability issues...and much more!
Note: This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations, participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.

LO member price: $493.90
Non-member price: $548.90
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
LA005: Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree
Approximately 40 per cent of a tree's biomass is below ground, as a vast network of roots. Because roots lie out of sight, their care and protection are often overlooked, resulting in poor performance. Understanding how roots grow and the importance of healthy soil is vital knowledge for anyone working with trees to understand.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.

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

LO member price: $218.90
Non-member price: $247.50
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LS020: New-The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success
The Effective Supervisor: Building Strategies for Success considers the day-to-day context in which supervisors perform their role and brings to life the concepts associated with "organizing the work and its performance" as referenced in the definition of a competent person. This course goes beyond awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors, and engages participants in identifying real-life challenges and solutions.Revised and revamped from the original Effective Supervisorcourse, new content has been added such as:
* Mental health
* Conflict resolution
* Human rights
* Progressive discipline
* Violence and harassment
* What to do if an injury happens and workers with disabilities
Upon completion, you will be able to:
* Identify and describe the role of a supervisor
* Describe the legal duties and responsibilities of a supervisor
* Describe how people are different & how diversity affects the supervisor's role
* Demonstrate various methods of communication
* Describe how to set up and run a meeting or staff huddle
* Describe how to orient a new worker
* Demonstrate good coaching skills
* Define mental health and describe how it impacts the workplace
* Summarize supervisor approaches that promote mental health
* Describe the role of the supervisor in ensuring that human rights in the workplace are maintained
* Demonstrate how to manage conflict and implement progressive discipline measures in your workplace
* Describe a supervisor's responsibility for dealing with workplace violence and harassment
* Describe what to do if an injury happens
* Describe the principles of work reintegration and the supervisor's role
* Describe the supervisor's role in accommodating workers with disabilities
Recommended for:
* Individuals currently in supervisory positions either newly appointed or experienced
* Individuals who would like to become supervisors
* Managers, HR personnel, CEO, Owners
In order to get the most value from this seminar it is recommended participants be familiar with the workplace health and safety law regarding supervisor duties and responsibilities or attended Landscape Ontario's New-Safety,Health and The Law seminar.
Note: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? Visit wsps.ca. LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.

LO member price: $434.50
Non-member price: $715.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Dates: Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday March 14, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LP050: Perennials for the Landscape
Hostas, ferns, grasses, heuchera and wildflowers are an important part of the landscape. Discussing these different plant types, participants will be provided with a list of their botanical and common names and how to incorporate them into bed shapes, including where to plant, how to care for, and more. This seminar will have your landscape project looking the best on the block! Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance firms should consider attending this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Nancy Christie,NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP051: Expand your Knowledge of Herbaceous and Woody Plants
Landscape surroundings are changing and customers are asking for more sustainable ways of caring for their properties. This seminar will provide environmentally sound solutions for landscape designers and contractors,reviewing the wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plant species available for erosion-prone and problem areas. Discussions will also focus on the wide variety of native plants that enhance the look and feel of a project while drawing in pollinators. Participants will leave with more confidence incorporating native plants into their next residential or public landscape project,

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Friday March 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA001: Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs
Don't waste time and money planting incorrectly. This seminar explores how to maintain trees and shrubs so that they perform well in difficult urban settings. An introduction to tree and shrub biology is followed by a discussion of main stresses, including drought, construction damage, and lack of nutrients. Participants will learn how to assess a planting site and the proper techniques for plant selection and placement. This seminar also covers the basics of proactive tree and shrub care, including planting,mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should consider attending.
Note:
Please note the details discussed in this seminar build off of learning outcomes in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Todd Irvine,MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP049: Picking plants for problem areas
Your new client has a handful of problem areas on their property: heavy shade, steep slopes, wet areas, walnut trees - it's a big list. This seminar will discuss the right plants to select and the maintenance they require to tackle these issues. Looking at plant characteristics and their maintenance, the instructor will provide a list of low and no-maintenance plants for normal and problem areas. A great seminar for designers, contractors, garden centre and maintenance staff.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Monday March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC061: Water Gardening in your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing an implementing your next water feature project. Participants will gain a strong understanding of pumps,filtration systems and maintaining water quality, as well as the effect fish have on the water and how the nutrient and oxygen cycle affects water stability. A seminar for contractors, maintenance, designers and garden centre staff participants will leave knowing the materials needed to construct and install a wide range of water features including ponds, waterfalls and pondless fountains. Participants will also become familiar with installing natural ponds that require no pumps or filtration system.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
As a business owner, operations manager or supervisor, are you tired of 'winging' leadership? Studies show people are your greatest asset, but what if they are not responding the way you want? Set up your people to succeed by attending this seminar to learn:
* How to create expectations your staff can deliver
* Develop effective supervisory and training skills to help people succeed
* Communicate in a manner that your staff will respond to and flourish
Bringing years of successful management and leadership techniques that have already been implemented by many satisfied landscape firms Andrew will help participants become better bosses.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday March 29, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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