Landscape Maintenance Seminars
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
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Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 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
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: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD,ISA,CLT Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM006: IPM in the Woody Landscape
For arborists, landscape, parks and garden maintenance workers and garden centre employees who want to know more about pest management. This well-received seminar will cover the most common diseases, insects and mites that affect trees and shrubs in Ontario.
It will train you to look for harmful pests, and how to identify environmental and physiological disorders that are often the underlying cause.
This seminar includes in-depth knowledge on pest identification, with emphasis on early detection and the timing for best results to keep woody plants healthy.
Feel free to bring your pest problems to this seminar. You will leave with answers, better problem solving skills and so much more.
Note: IPM -5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn,OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
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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
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: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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