Landscape Ontario is your ultimate source for relevant local information on anything to do with the landscaping / gardening industry. If you are looking to hire a landscaping professional, need more information on your hardiness zone, want to learn how to design your own garden or just love gardening and want to read up on the latest news, then this is the site for you.
International Plant Propagators Society
The IPPS is a select group of plant propagators now organized internationally. An original group of approximately 70 propagators met in Cleveland, Ohio (U.S.A.) in November, 1951 to form our Society which has now grown to more than 2400 individual members affiliated in one of eight regional organizations.
Redbud is very excited to launch a new innovative product to the horticultural industry; Root Rescue’s Transplanter MS-CS. This new product is the most advanced and complex biological inoculum ever registered in Canada for use on trees, shrubs, evergreens and perennials. Containing a wide variety of beneficial soil fungi and biostimulants, Transplanter MS-CS has been proven to dramatically improve the development of roots, and reduce transplant shock for almost all newly planted nursery stock and perennial.
Plant Hardiness Zone by Municipality
Canada´s plant hardiness zones are well known to Canadian gardeners. The original hardiness indices and zones were developed in the early 1960´s through regression models of several climatic paramaters and plant survival data from numerous locations across the country. Since that time Canada´s climate has changed and climate interpolation techniques have improved. We have remapped these zones using data from the original period (1930-1960) and for 1961-1990 period using thin plate spline interpolation methods.
American Nursery and Landscape Association
Now in its 132nd year, the American Nursery & Landscape Association is the national voice of the nursery and landscape industry in the United States. Members grow, distribute, and retail plants of all types, and design and install landscapes for residential and commercial customers
Identifying Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
The Bug Guide is an online encyclopedia of images, detailed identification and information on insects, spiders and their kin in both Canada and the United States. Users can search the existing database or submit their own images for identification. This is a great resource for determining whether the bug is beneficial or harmful before you spray.
As part of Ontario's "Plant a Tree Challenge," Landscape Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources have created an online Tree Atlas with an interactive map as a resource for providing information on Ontario native trees.
Weed Info Canada
The Canadian weed index is now available online courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. You can search for weeds by common name, botanical name or Bayer code. If you don't know the name of the weed you can also perform a search using descriptive terms such as colour. With lots of information and tools all aimed at allowing you to make informed risk-reducing weed control decisions the weed info site is a fantastic resource.
The Livegreen Toronto website is a great resource for green tips as well as current rebates. With information on programs such as the Eco-Roof Incentive and the Toronto Capital Projects Fund they can help you and your clients, determine your eligibility for grants, incentives and community investment programs.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
CFIB has been a big voice for small business for 35 years with 105,000 members nationwide in every sector. Taking our direction from CFIB Members, through regular surveys, we lobby for small- and medium-sized businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.