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Presenter: David Gardner and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbus, OH

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-885-1885

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm

Considerations in Choosing Ground Covers 
K. Granlund

   Site considerations
   Erosion control
   Water management
   Soil improvement
   Aesthetic appeal

Turf Grass Science and Selection 
D. Gardner

   Types and species of grasses
   Site considerations
   Planting methods

Maintaining Healthy Turf 
D. Gardner

   Mowing and watering
   Controlling pests
   Controlling disease

Considering Living Alternative Ground Covers 
K. Granlund

   Native vs. non-native options
   Invasiveness, maintenance and weed/pest control
   Seasonal interest
   Maintenance requirements

Non-Living Alternative Ground Covers 
K. Granlund

   Benefits and drawbacks
   Synthetic and natural options
   Maintenance requirements

Urban Prairies, Pollinator Habitats, Edible Ground 
Covers and Other Sustainable Options
K. Granlund

   Overview of other alternative options
   Sustainability initiatives

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 HSW contact hours to landscape architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs and the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


David Gardner

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
David Gardner is an associate professor of turfgrass science at The Ohio State University. He received a B.S. degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University in 1993, an M.S. degree in Horticulture from Iowa State in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree in Turfgrass Science from the University of Illinois in 2000. Professor Gardner teaches several undergraduate courses including turfgrass management, statistics, herbaceous and woody ornamental plants, and plant taxonomy. His research interests are in weed management and turfgrass shade stress physiology.

Kristina Granlund

Designer at MKSK Studios, Columbus
Ms. Granlund is a landscape designer at MKSK Studios in Columbus, Ohio. She is passionate about planting design and how people understand and relate to landscape, and her professional projects range in complexity from small urban spaces to campus master planning. Her academic interests included research on the use of textiles for flexible representation of rapidly shifting landscapes, and she is interested in the agency of design for uncovering hidden phenomena and creating novel interactions with the natural world. Combined with her experience with corporate and small business retail operations - including merchandising and graphic design – Ms. Granlund enjoys creating and discussing actionable information and ideas with a variety of audiences. Prior to graduate school and employment at MKSK, she was an Investigator at Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, where she was responsible for industrial wastewater compliance, environmental monitoring, and emergency response to environmental and sewer system disturbances.

Ms. Granlund holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Baldwin Wallace University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University. She was also a nationally-ranked high jumper for the Miami University Women’s Track and Field team.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.