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.
Klomp’s Landscaping helps students
Member supports outdoor classroom project of St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
Duo renovate 100-year-old courtyard
Additional donations required next year to complete the project.
In Memoriam — Donald H. Cavan
Owner of Cavan’s Garden Centres in Mississauga and Erin passed away peacefully Jan. 31.
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 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.
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.
Letter To The Editor
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.
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.
Urban Tolerant Trees
Smart About Salt