Landscape Design and Measurement 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, consultants, office procedures, promotional practices. Landscape designers who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend. Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 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 Contruction 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 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 seminars LP047 Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater, LC052 Carbon Neutral Landscapes.or LG039 Practical Approach for Designing and Creating a Sustainable Organic Landscape

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 - 4:00 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, and 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;
-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
LD043: New-An introduction to Realtime Landscaping Architect Program
This two-day seminar is an introduction to the powerful Realtime Landscaping Architect program (Unilock markets it by the name of Uvision 3 D Landscape Creator). The program combines the functions of 2D-programs, such as AutoCAD and DynaScape, and 3D-programs, such as SketchUp, producing the both types of the images simultaneously. Previous experience of the use of the program is not required. For an overview of the program, visit ideaspectrum.com/professional-landscape-software , youtube.com/watch?v=PS68WUUeT0A and youtube.com/watch?v=TXmaGEg371Y

Participants need to install the newest free trial version of RLA on their laptops prior to attending the seminar from here: ideaspectrum.com/free-landscape-design-software-trial/. A mouse is needed for using the program effectively. The program does not have a Mac version, but it is possible to run it using Parallels or Boot Camp.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kari Tolppanen
Dates: Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday December 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD025: How to Use Dynascape
Dynascape is a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program for landscape designers and contractors. With pre-set line weights and beautiful landscape symbols, it can help convey your ideas in a clear, concise manner, making quantity takeoffs and design changes almost effortless. This seminar is intended for landscape designers or contractors at all experience levels. At the completion of this two-day seminar you will have the skills and confidence needed to draft landscape plans on a computer. This seminar will also cover industry standards for drawings including planting plan, construction details grading and layout plans.

Before attending: Participants must have the Dynascape program installed and working on their laptops. A trial program is available through Dynascape at sales@dynascape.com. An understanding of the Windows operating system is helpful.

Participants should consider bringing a corded mouse to make modeling and navigating much easier. Participants should also allow time each night to review material covered that day.

Consider continuing with seminars Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil and Intermediate Grading and Drainage.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Tuesday January 28, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday January 29, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD001: Landscape Design: An Introduction
Landscape design, presented as a creative, logical and orderly problem-solving process from preliminary investigation to final design preparations. This includes meeting the client, basic plan preparation and the application of basic design styles and themes. Participants will undertake a simple landscape problem.
This seminar is great for those looking to expand their existing landscaping design experience or to start learning landscape design as a career path but have had no formal design training.

Participants are required to bring an architect’s scale, pencils, eraser, drafting tools, sketch paper, and calculator.

Consider continuing with seminars Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil and Plant ID.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Chris Mace, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Monday February 3, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 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.

Consider continuing with seminar Grading and Drainage A Necessary Evil

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
LD024: Sketchup: An Introduction
This two-day seminar introduces new and inexperienced users to the basics of SketchUp, as applied to the activities of a landscape designer. The focus will be designing and communicating landscape design in three dimensions. Upon completion, you will be able to design simple landscape projects in three dimensions and present them as images.

Note: Free version of Sketchup is web-based ONLY. Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S, but Mac O/S can also be used.

Participants need to bring: a laptop with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari (for Mac laptops) installed as the free version of Sketchup is web-based. Prior to attending the seminar, if you don’t already have a username and password with Trimble please go to https://app.sketchup.com in your web browser and enter your email address, click next and create a new account. Please be sure you remember the e-mail address and password you use to create your ID; it is also recommended to save the above Sketchup link as a bookmark for easy access in the future. A corded mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kris Bujold, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Dates: Thursday February 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 7, 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
LD026: Sketchup: An Intermediate Seminar
This seminar is a follow-up to the Introductory SketchUp seminar, or for users who can competently model and present a simple landscape design. It will introduce participants to more sophisticated SketchUp skills and techniques as applied to the activities of a landscape designer, including basic terrain modeling, working with component packs, using layers, shadowing, basic rendering and general best practices. Upon completing this seminar, you will be able to design and present semi-professional quality landscape design work using advanced modeling techniques.

Note: Seminar will be taught through Windows O/S

Participants need to bring: a laptop with the latest version of Sketchup PRO downloaded (a free trial is available for 30 days, please download the free trial a few days prior to the seminar if you are unsure you want to purchase Sketchup PRO) This can be downloaded at https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro. A corded mouse with scroll wheel is recommended to make modeling and navigating much easier.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kris Bujold, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Date: Thursday February 13, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD041: NEW- Design with Trees,Shrubs and Evergreens
An introduction to commonly used trees,shrubs and evergreens for the home landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the attributes of the plants and how to use them to create a cohesive, low maintenance landscape. An excellent introduction to plants that will help you provide interest and creativity to your next landscape design.

Consider continuing with seminar Creating a Backyard Design
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie
Date: Friday February 14, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LG037: NEW- Landscaping for Wild Pollinators and Habitat
This seminar will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of wild pollinators that will directly benefit the community and your clients. Cities throughout southern Ontario are scrambling to establish gardens for the protection of pollinator species and beneficial insects. Key examples will be provided on how to support these populations, such as protecting and creating habitat and understanding potential impacts of some landscape practices.

Topics include the principles of pollinator biology and basic field identification, and evaluating pollinator and beneficial insect habitat. Selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of landscapes, and the technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the seminar case studies are used to illustrate pollinator conservation efforts across Ontario.

Participates will receive the Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes key examples on attracting native pollinators as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant publications.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Tuesday February 18, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD032: Landscape Design: The Next Steps
This interactive, hands-on seminar is for individuals with some experience in landscape design and are ready to move beyond the typical common landscape design approach. Through a case study, the group will work through a typical residential landscape design with not-so-typical requirements. With some review of the design process, a strong focus is placed on the exploration and application of less common form and style compositions. Focus on presentation skills and individual skills assessment will encourage participants to inventory current skill sets and plan for development over the coming winter to be prepared for spring. Examples of existing work can be brought in for instructor review in relation to planning for skill set development.

Participants should bring Design tools, including an architect's scale, pencils eraser, sketch paper, design templates etc. as they will be expected to draw rough preliminary plans to scale.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP035: REFRESHED -Annuals: The New, the Faithful and the Forgotten
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals. This half-day seminar will continue with plant choices. Covering the major annuals and follow with secondary and underutilized annuals, planting design for containers and beds, annuals and the environment.Participants should bring their questions to this interactive seminar. Participants will leave with new ideas, tricks to challenges for successful planting and maintenance, along with horticultural resources and tools available.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 21, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 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 Walls 101, 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. 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: RETURN of-Landscape Lighting 101
For the beginner or novice who is interested in learning more about landscape lighting, or is thinking of adding landscape lighting to their business offering.

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

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

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 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
LG039: New-Practical Approach for Designing and Creating a Sustainable Organic Landscape
During this half day seminar, the instructor will share his experience and knowledge of how environmentally and socially conscious landscaping can make a huge contribution to a brighter future. This dynamic, eye-opening talk will forever change the way the participants understand their relationship with clients, their landscapes and the environment. Participants will be provided with a wealth of specific ideas on how to create stable, beautiful landscape systems that really work for property owners and for the environment. Professional designers and contractors will understand the range of profitable business opportunities that open up to them by incorporating sustainable landscaping principles into their projects.
Lunch not included

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

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: Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LD038: Creating a Backyard Design
Bring your t-square, set square, scale, 2h pencil and eraser to this seminar where we explore a backyard to design. Get your design thinking cap on to lay out a site plan to scale that includes creating bed shapes and the plants that will fit the design. This hands-on seminar is for those with a basic knowledge of the principles and elements of landscape design and plant material.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LC043: RETURN of-Landscape Lighting Design
This seminar is for participants with basic knowledge of photometrics, or the novice with landscape lighting experience. By attending participants will learn to incorporate professional landscape lighting design into their business, and improve the design abilities they 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: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Friday March 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD039: Designing: Beautiful Landscapes and Bountiful Harvests
Urban environments challenge us with multi-function outdoor spaces. Clients are often looking to have the best of both worlds, a beautiful landscape, a leisure space and a bountiful harvest. In this seminar you will learn how to incorporate vegetables into the landscape, for both beauty and sustenance. We will start with the basic elements of landscape design and apply these to a vegetable palette. We will look at how growing requirements for vegetables differ from permanent plantings and how to successfully integrate the two. We will look at bed plantings, raised beds and simple container planting. Participants can expect to become familiar with the most ornamental varieties and where and how to obtain them.

Consider continuing with seminar For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 11, 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 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
LP046: RETURN of - Get the Most of the Blooming Season!
This seminar explores the many special considerations of using spring flowering bulbs and colourful perennials in the landscape. Learn more about where, what and how to plant. Also covered are maximizing impact with colour and design, how to achieve continuous bloom through-out the season, bulb varieties, care considerations and more. Great seminars for designers, landscape install foreman and maintenance firms.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LG040: New- Protect your 'ASS'ets
As professionals we need to know how to design and construct the landscape to effectively protect our clients and ourselves when it comes to flood risk — the public relies on us to have the answers. The risk of flooding in southern Ontario is rapidly increasing, with $100 million losses in Ontario for 2019. When the average storm can dump over 3,000 liters on a property in a single event it becomes critical that we know how much water is going where. Presented to the Insurance Bureau of Canada this seminar will describe the 10 most cost-effective ways of dealing with the properties that will not drain.
Lunch not included

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

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 March 17, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LC061: Let the 'Waterfall' into your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing and installing your next waterfall 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 variety of waterfalls including ponds, and pondless fountains.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Thursday March 19, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA001: Tree and Shrubs: Planting and Maintenance Practices
Don't waste time and money planting incorrectly. This seminar explores how to maintain trees and shrubs so that they perform well in difficult urban settings. An introduction to tree and shrub biology is followed by a discussion of main stresses, including drought, construction damage, and lack of nutrients. Participants will learn how to assess a planting site and the proper techniques for plant selection and placement. This seminar also covers the basics of proactive tree and shrub care, including planting,mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should consider attending.

Note:
The details discussed in this seminar build off of learning outcomes in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 23, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD042: New - Keeping it Green: Keeping it Beautiful
Whatever your sustainable palette — permaculture, native plantings, rainwater handling etc. — beauty should be the starting point. If we don’t make these projects beautiful, our clients won’t buy in. This is an in-depth seminar on design principles using any list of plants and discussing several ‘green’ gardening techniques. The instructor will provide case studies, customers as well as a discussion on usefulness and application. Participants will be made aware of how these concepts can be woven into sales techniques, improving the bottom line. Many customers are now ahead of the curve, relating to the environment and having the tools to meet those needs is key.
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 March 23, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP042: RETURN of - Dig Deeper: Landscape Plants and How to Use them in your Landscape Job
Beginning with soil, then foliage texture, and moving through colour and beyond, plants (perennials, shrubs and trees) will be discussed and how to incorporate the right ones into your landscape projects. Factors such as benefits to biodiversity, native plants and nativars, and even edible plants will be discussed. Many plants from Cacti to Crataegus to Coreopsis will be part of the presentation.Participants will gain a better understanding of where to plant, soil conditions, sun and shade considerations, shape and size - and come away inspired and more sensitive to their uses in their landscapes.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Thursday March 26, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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