Landscape Design and Measurement Seminars
LD032: 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: 11
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 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
LD025: How to Use Dynascape
Dynascape is a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program for landscape designers and contractors. With preset 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 must bring a mouse (cord recommended) to make modeling and navigating much easier. Participants should also allow time each night to review material covered that day.
Consider continuing with Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil and Intermediate Grading and Drainage.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Dynascape 217- 3425 Harvester Rd Burlington, for directions only call 1-800-710-1900
Instructor: Beth Edney,CLD,Designs by the Yard
Dates: Monday January 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 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 seminars Grading and Drainage: A Necessary Evil 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
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, retail garden centres staff,designers and lovers of annuals. Less commonly used annuals in containers and elsewhere will be discussed, as well as new cultivars and best maintenance practices. 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
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
LP048: Introduction to Plant Identification
Participants will learn how plants are named, basic plant classification and how to recognize plant structures and the characteristics used for identification. Learn how to identify both native and horticultural plants with focus on key identifying features of commonly used horticultural species. Receive hands-on experience using a dichotomous key and identification manuals.
Participants should bring a hand lens if they have one, as well as note taking materials. A list of resources useful for identifying different plant groups as well as materials that will be used to identify plants in class will be provided. Participants will leave with a stronger foundation in plant names and will take away the knowledge and tools necessary to identify unknown plants.

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: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday February 26, 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
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
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
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: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG036: For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables
There is nothing better than a freshly picked vegetable from your own garden; you can't get any more local! In this seminar you will learn all you need to know to grow a variety of vegetables. Whether you have a large garden plot, a small space, raised beds or simply room for a few containers, you can grow your own food. In this seminar you will learn about soil preparation, planting for year-round harvest, companion planting, rotation, how to choose varieties and annual maintenance regimes.
A seminar for those who have an interest in starting or getting more from their vegetable garden.


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: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 20, 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
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