May 2012Previous Issues
Norm Mills nurtures future gardeners
Norm Mills wants to help kids discover a love of gardening, one seed at a time.
Canada Blooms: 16 years of new energy
Canada’s largest Flower and Garden Festival, underwent many changes in 2012, co-locating with The National Home Show to create the largest consumer event in Canada and largest home and garden event in North America.
Ten applications for Waterloo school planting project
Waterloo Chapter’s School Greening project has become so popular that this year, 10 submissions were received from public and separate school boards from Waterloo and Wellington County.
Landscaper’s canoe trip to aid river’s health
Derek Lippert CLP, owner of Quiet Nature of Ayr, agrees that it’s crazy to paddle a canoe 250 km down the Grand River during the industry’s busiest time of the year.
Windsor celebrates Earth Day
Members of the Windsor Chapter celebrated Earth Day with St. Anne’s French Immersion Elementary School on Apr. 20.
Volunteers return to refurbish St James Park
St. James Park gets an early Earth day clean up by volunteers
The G&L Group supports children’s garden
Last summer the Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto underwent a magnificent transformation with the help of The G&L Group.
Rooms ‘N Blooms helps families feel positive
For the last few years Rooms ‘N Blooms of Waterdown has donated time and resources to Walls of Hope
Deck Masters of Canada assists with family’s loss from tornado
Deck Masters of Canada was briefly acknowledged for its efforts on the Marilyn Denis Show.
Waterloo Chapter helps Foundation
Waterloo Chapter continued its generosity with funds raised at the 2011 golf tournament.
Landscapers’ Appreciation Night
200 contractors attend April 19 event at Hamilton Builder’s Supply in Burlington.
Putzer Nursery to host Industry Auction July 19
Work is presently underway in preparation for the one event each year when LO growers show off their work.
Solty offers soil App
In early April, Solty Garden Centre in Cookstown announced the launch of the new Soil Calculator App, now available on iTunes for free.
Member-only savings with John Deere
Landscape Ontario members can take advantage of many special discounts available through the CNLA Members Savings Program.
Ironwood offers some interesting features
If you are not yet appreciative of bark, perhaps ironwood will win you over.
Protect outdoor workers from heat stress
When heat is combined with other stresses such as hard physical work, loss of fluids, fatigue or some medical conditions, it may lead to heat–related illness, disability and even death.
LO and OPA play major roles in Green Infrastructure presentation
The 40-page report contained six recommendations that ask the Ontario government to have a greater focus on green infrastructure projects.
Garden centre recycling program RETURNS
The 2012 National Plastics Recycling Event will run from June 22 to July 1.
Final report approved on alternatives to ash
The final report on the Alternatives to Growing Ash and Norway Maple Trees in Nurseries has received approval from the Agricultural Adaptation Council.
More insects in 2012
Pam Charbonneau, OMAFRA turfgrass specialist, says this spring has seen an increase in grub calls and infestations.
CFIA expands areas regulated for the emerald ash borer
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the ministerial order for the emerald ash borer in two areas of Ontario.
Calls for halt to ash sales
In Peel Region, a group calling itself, Peel Region’s Urban Forest Strategy, called for a halt to the sale of ash trees in the municipality. It received council’s endorsement.
Municipalities concerned with loss
Many Ontario municipalities are spending large portions of their budgets dealing with the ash borer issue.
Safety And Training