March 15, 2014
Denis Flanagan CLD
Director of Public Relations and Membership Services
Denis FlanaganLast year in partnership with Re-Max, Landscape Ontario was involved with a promotion to show homeowners how to increase the value of their home through professional landscaping.

The promotion included a $10,000 landscape makeover package, paid for by Re-Max and advertised at Canada Blooms. The lucky winners lived in the Guildwood area of Toronto. As new homeowners with a young baby, they were absolutely delighted when they won the contest.

After assessing their landscaping needs and priorities, we put the family in touch with three Landscape Ontario members. They ended up selecting Lakeridge Contracting from the Durham Chapter, and decided to concentrate on a front entrance renovation. The family and the neighbourhood were delighted with the work.

Congratulations to Mike Pennington from Lakeridge Contracting for representing our association with such professionalism.

We are pleased to announce Re-Max will be repeating the contest in 2014, again with a launch at Canada Blooms involving two of our member companies who will create gardens with curb appeal at the show. The displays by Arthur Skolnik of Shibui Landscaping  and Shawn Gallaugher Design are in a high visibility area at the entrance from the Home Show into Canada Blooms. Location, location, location!

Not only will the contest be promoted at Blooms, but also in several other cities throughout the province. Look for the Re-Max/Landscape Ontario partnership at home shows in Windsor, Sarnia, London, Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa. If the lucky winner ends up being drawn in your Chapter and you are selected to do the work, I know you will make our industry proud In addition to the Curbalicious competition, we have plans to expand our partnership with Re-Max by producing regular information for real estate agents to share with homeowners on the value of good landscaping, maintaining landscapes, tree care and the importance of hiring trained professional Landscape Ontario members. We will, of course, be looking for advice and input from members regarding the content, and will share the information through this magazine, on the LO website and in your e-news. Stay tuned
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