Landscape Design and Measurement Seminars
LD032: The Next Step in Landscape Design
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 students 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: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Tuesday November 20, 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 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 (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 process refinement and understanding relationships and clients can allow projects to rollout more effectively. 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: 20
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
LD001: An Introduction to Landscape Design
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 Grading and Drainage and Plant ID seminars.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Chris Mace, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LD024: Introductory SketchUp
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, please go to https://app.sketchup.com in your web browser and create a Trimble ID (Click on Trimble at the top right corner, select Trimble Connect, on the next page click on the orange 'Sign in' button at the top right corner, this will take you to a Sign in page where you can click on 'Create new Trimble ID') 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: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kris Bujold,Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Dates: Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 8, 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
LD026: Intermediate Sketchup for Landscape Design
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, creating arrays, using layers, basic rendering and general best practices. Upon completing this seminar you will be able to design and present 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: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Kris Bujold, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Date: Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP035: Annuals's: Let's Get Visual - Containers and More
A half day seminar for maintenance companies, parks professionals, designers, garden centres and lovers of annuals. The use of less commonly used annuals in containers and elsewhere will be discussed. Spending time on new varieties and best maintenance practice participants will leave with new ideas in above-ground gardening (raised beds, containers, rooftops etc.), tropicals, edibles and other herbaceous plants. Tricks and challenges for the successful planting and maintenance of containers will be presented. Identifying and selecting new plants for innovative plantings takes time and the value of visiting trial gardens and other horticultural resources to help with this process can quickly become apparent. Some of the best performing annuals from past trial years will be presented as well as tips on sourcing new plant material.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Best Western Plus 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions only call 905-815-3818
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Friday February 22, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 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
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
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