January 2012Previous Issues
LO members restore green to Toronto’s St. James Park
Over 150 volunteers from the landscaping industry descended upon the park for two days to restore the original beauty to the three hectare site.
Plantsman Terry McGlade reflects on 30 years of change
Terry McGlade has been building beautiful gardens in Toronto for nearly 30 years.
Canada Blooms garden will stimulate senses
Beauty and creativity, along with some education, will stimulate all five senses of those visiting this year’s Green for Life garden at Canada Blooms.
Trial favourites listed by garden manager
2012 promises a bright selection of new and reliable bedding plants and perennials to try out. Here are a few suggestions of plants worth trying in the new year.
LO welcomes Charal as new president
For the next two years Phil Charal will accept the role of president of Landscape Ontario board of directors.
IPM Symposium covers trees and turf
Landscape Ontario’s IPM Symposium on Mon., Jan. 9 at the Toronto Congress Centre, Cohen Ballroom, is more relevant than ever.
Exciting new home for GreenTrade Expo
The excitement and momentum is growing for the Ottawa Chapter’s 19th Annual GreenTrade Expo, with exhibitors and visitors alike showing interest by signing up earlier than normal for the Feb. 15 show.
Native Plant Source greens K-W
Native Plant Source of Kitchener was recognized recently for its generous contribution to the newly constructed Living Roof at the University of Waterloo Environmental Studies Building.
Greentario: Strong Hamilton community supporter
Award-winning LO member Greentario of Hamilton has supported a number of great causes in its community.
Safety Group reaps benefit of WSIB rebate
It was a day of celebration in late November at the LO home office in Milton, complete with cake, when the 2010 Safety Group Program participants surpassed last year’s amazing achievement with a 5.74 per cent score out of a possible 6.
Promote your community projects through LO
LO executive director Tony DiGiovanni CLT recently asked members to reveal the great causes and projects their company has been involved with over the past year or two.
Yates Custom Lawn Sprinklers irrigates kids hospital
“The past two years we have contributed an installed irrigation system to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Lottery Dream Home in Ottawa."
Allens busy beyond their business
Bob and Ruby Allen of RW Allen Horticultural Services in St. Thomas have been involved in Arbor Week for many years.
Growers’ Short Course moving back to Guelph
The annual LO Growers' Group Short Course has a new home this year. The Feb. 8 event will take place at Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, in Guelph.
Sean James receives community honour
Sean James of Fern Ridge Landscaping in Milton received the Community Partner of the Year Award from Halton Ecopartners.
Tumber wins U.S. award
A monthly U.S. publication dedicated to the pool and spa industry recently recognized Tumber and Associates of Orangeville, Ont.
New names added to industry certified list
A total of 38 individuals have their names added to the list of industry certified, after they completed the qualification requirements in 2011.
Letter To The Editor
Bill 119 compliance at least a year away
A number of questions have been raised about changes to Bill 119, which extends the scope of mandatory workers compensation insurance to include executive officers, partners, and independent operators.
Smart About Salt
Safety And Training