Landscape Maintenance Seminars

LA009: NEW-Tree and Shrub Identification
This seminar will demystify the identification of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown trees and shrubs using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify common woody plants.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Monday November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM011: Turf Management- A Holistic Approach
Benefiting new employees and those with basic turf management experience, this seminar will discuss turfgrass biology and key physiological processes,such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. The instructor will discuss selecting appropriate turfgrass species; mowing and optimum mowing height; thatch and compaction management (e.g. coring, spiking, topdressing and dethatching) along with plant nutrition and irrigation management.
NOTE: IPM - 5.67 CECs awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag.
Date: Friday November 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS019: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
Provincial law requires anyone working at a height of 3 m (10ft,) to have proper fall protection. This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario and will review provincial law requirements. Topics covered also include ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more, The program also instructs attendees in the proper use and inspection of fall arrest equipment,plus hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program.
Note: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including: hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
LBM123: New-Team Leader Training Seminar
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches. Team Leader Training is an interactive seminar geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.
Consider continuing with How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Thursday January 30, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM124: NEW- How to Recruit, Motivate and Retain a Highly-Engaged Team
Highly-engaged employees are 25 per cent more productive and earn their companies significantly greater total returns. Eighty percent of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as the main reason. Can your business afford not to have effective recruitment, on-boarding, alignment, inclusion, motivation, recognition, training and rewards strategies? This interactive seminar will catalyze your thinking and explore strategies ready to tailor for your company.
This seminar is geared towards managers, supervisors and business owners.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kate Seaver, M.Sc. former VP of H/R, owner of Kate's Garden.
Date: Friday January 31, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP053: MODIFIED-Get the Best from your Annuals
An annual plant: a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season. During this half day seminar participants will learn how to plant and care for them to achieve the maximum season-long impact.
Recommended for retail garden centre staff, parks professionals, those new to maintenance companies or anyone wanting a refresher in planting annuals. Covering both containers and ground beds, participants will learn soil options, soil testing, fertilizer options, site selection, spacing, plant competition, plant sourcing with some time on plant choices.
Consider continuing with seminar Annuals: The New the Faithful and the Forgotten
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: Monday February 10, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP035: Modified -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. A morning well spent.
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
LM202: Maintenance and Safety of Tools and Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 1:
This day will benefit new employees and is particularly suited for those with some industry experience.
Items covered include:
*Engine maintenance and theory (i.e. lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers etc)
*Safety on operation and storage
*Difference between two and four cycle engines
*Service and maintenance of the equipment's main function
*Fuel, oil and lubricants
*Carburetor inspections and service techniques
*Discuss issues and myths of engines and their service requirements
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. PPE (personal protection equipment), gloves, work boots, eyewear, ear protection, etc., should be brought.
Consider continuing with:seminars Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices, Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Monday March 2, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM203: Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
For the novice, day two of GMW continues to offer participants the opportunity to experience everything the grounds maintenance profession encompasses. During this full day, participants will be provided with the basic standards of its many areas and much more.
Items covered include:
*Planning for the site, maintenance, scheduling and programming
*Research on plants to use
*Soil, ph and fertilizers
*Tree and shrub identification
*Common backyard blunders to avoid
*Common pests and diseases and what to look for (IPM)
*Weed Identification
All content will provide foundation to support maintenance staff in maintaining aesthetically pleasing and beautiful landscapes
Consider continuing with seminars Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards, IPM for Woody Plants: Blights and Oversights or IPM for Woody Plants: Bugs and Thugs

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM201: Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 3:
Vital to a successful operation, this portion of grounds maintenance week will cover the customer service and safety aspects of working in the landscape maintenance field. Participants will spend the first part of the day reviewing health and safety, including OHSA, hazard assessment and controls, WHMIS, transportation safety and the MTO and vehicle and driver licensing. Finishing up the day, participants will review key strategies for keeping your customers happy, including:
*Don't make promises you can't keep
*Listen to your customer
*How to deal with complaints
This day will benefit new employees, and those looking to lead crews.
Consider continuing with seminars Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance,Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards,WHMIS 2015 GHS and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz, CLT, CSL Group
Date: Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM204: Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Day four involves basics of plant identification of annuals and perennials, how to plan for site planting, review of locations and conditions as well as care needs. The instructor will also discuss landscape 'add-ons'; fall bulb planting, four season containers and ornamental grasses, taking size and foliage into consideration with year-round colour in mind.
This seminar is for all employees and those with some industry experience in maintaining annuals, perennials and grasses.
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. New as part of this seminar participants can expect to take home their container arrangement insert.
Consider continuing with seminars Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards, A Pillar of Salt… and Plants that Tolerate It, Picking Plants for Problem Areas, and Shade Perennials for the Landscape.

LO member price: $192.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM205: Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Wrapping up the week- long program,day five day will go over the art of planting, pruning and turfgrass.
Items covered include:
*Planting Standards
*Site preparation
*Mulching and taking dormancy into consideration
Weather permitting-Participants should bring their secateurs for outdoor hands-on pruning-learning.
Turf rounds out the day, including a standards review, discussion on turf types, when to seed and when to sod, and cutting guidelines.
This seminar is for new landscape employees and those with limited industry experience in the landscape maintenance field.
Participants should bring PPE (work gloves and boots, and eye protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.
Consider continuing with seminars Maintaining Turf on Treed Sites, Nematodes: The Undercover Heroes of Lawncare and Tree and Shrub Pruning: An Introduction

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Friday March 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE008: New-Owner/ Operator Equipment seminar
This seminar is designed for the landscape contractor equipment operator and/or owner. Participants are instructed in safety, maintenance theory and practice as it relates to the most popular landscape contractor equipment.
Equipment instruction will include hand-held trimmers, chainsaws, concrete saws and other two-stroke machines, push mowers and large riding equipment, plate tampers and excavation equipment related to construction.
The first part of the day highlights professional equipment performance through safety and maintenance. There will be guidance on diagnosing failures and preventing downtime. This will move into managing the cost of equipment, life-cycles for different products and managing the expenses to maintain better profitability.
Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required for the hands on portion.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your maintenance season.
The magic behind every outstanding landscape is found in attention to detail. Knowledge is the key to quality work. This seminar will unlock some of the theory and techniques needed to attain an eye-catching landscape. Learn how those who deliver superior results are not simply doing more of the same things everyone else does; they are doing things better. Explore the details and advanced techniques needed to deliver excellent landscape maintenance in today's changing landscape world

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD, ISA, CLT, Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 13, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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