March 2012Previous Issues
Canada Blooms will show visitors a garden they can have in their backyard
Since 1997, Landscape Ontario members have volunteered their time to support Canada Blooms, making it one of Toronto’s most successful events.
Chapter aims to re-plant Toronto
There is a critical need for landscape features in the densely-built urban core of Toronto.
Landscape lighting conference promotes industry improvement
Now in its third year, Landscape Ontario’s Lighting Conference attracted 100 participants and 13 exhibitors.
LO members give back to the community
LO executive director Tony DiGiovanni CHT recently asked members to share the great causes and projects their company has been involved with over the past year or two.
Waterloo Chapter donates blood to help community
Waterloo Chapter members are rolling up their sleeves to donate blood through the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life program.
Weather smiles on annual Snow Day
Weather conditions were on our side with temperatures just below zero, with light flurries, when the Georgian Lakelands Chapter held its annual Snow Day.
Manderley Turf Products recognized for management
Manderley Turf Products was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2011.
High score on certification test
Rob Tester, owner of TNT Property Maintenance in Kitchener, recently scored 91 per cent on his certification exam to become a Certified Installer of Permeable Paving Systems.
Bienenstock part of CBC Live Right Now program
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds announced its national partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), CBC, and Parks Canada, in the Live Right Now campaign.
Sherk donates beer labels to library
Larry Sherk, retired chief horticulturist at Sheridan Nurseries, was the focus of a recent Globe and Mail feature article.
Upper Canada hosts its first squash tournament
The Upper Canada Chapter held its inaugural squash tournament on Feb. 15 at Belleville’s Harbour Fitness Centre.
Windsor Chapter project featured in magazine
Work by members of the Windsor Chapter to create a dream backyard for an 11-year-old girl, was featured in a city magazine, Our Homes.
LO joins PLANET in Day of Service
Landscape Ontario is joining with PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) to host the 4th annual Day of Service on April 20, 2012.
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Three Ontario companies bring home national titles
Three Landscape Ontario members brought national honours to the association, winning four major awards in the National Awards of Landscape Excellence.
Common hackberry is not grand, but it’s a survivor
You may know the common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) as the brave little tree that survives parking lot islands, its pale lime leaves covered in weird bumps.
New online tool helps with employee hours
The Ministry of Labour has launched an online tool to help employers confirm and comply with specific rules concerning employee hours of work.
Independent contractors must register this year for WSIB coverage
Independent operators with no employees, who perform ‘construction’ work, have until Dec. 31, 2012 to register their business with the WSIB.
C. buxicola positive found in B.C.
Cylindrocladium buxicola (also known as C. pseudonaviculatum), commonly called box blight or boxwood leaf drop is a fungus that has been reported to occur on all Buxus species and cultivars.
Alternative plant promo for garden centres
The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to develop a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants.
Field evaluation of biocontrols for leatherjackets
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of four bio-controls (Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki; Neu1138I; Neu1161I; and entomopathogenic nematodes) and one reduced risk insecticide (Acelepryn) for the control of early instar leatherjackets larvae.
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