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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Thatch Buildup
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One cause that’s right under your feet is thatch buildup.
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Birdseye view of a patch of grass containing a brown spot in the shape of a question mark Why Are Brown Spots in My Lawn: Insects
There are a lot of things that can cause brown spots in your lawn, which makes it hard to get rid of the unsightly splotches. One of the easier causes to identify, though, is insects.
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Foliar-Pak Foundation Forty and CSi L jugs Enhanced Summer Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
We live in an instant gratification society. Luckily, Foliar-Pak has two products that work together well to provide immediate summer stress relief.
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Man driving a forklift in a warehouse Get to Know Our Newest Facility in Wheeling, Illinois
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. The warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois, is the newest addition to our family of facilities.
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Employee Spotlights: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House
Meet three of our hardworking operations employees: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House.
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What to Know When Selecting Kentucky Bluegrass
Kentucky bluegrass has long been a favorite choice for turf, and for those in the northern, cool climates, it just may be the best choice for a lawn. When looking for a Kentucky bluegrass, make sure to cover the basics. It’s important to think not only of your immediate needs but for the length you will have the turf in use.
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Seeding Into Heavy Traffic Areas
The seeding strategies I am talking about today are focused on low-budget, high-sensitivity projects in heavy traffic areas that have been neglected to the point where someone would ask for my help.
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seed germination Stopping Seed Mortality with Proper Moisture Management
hile getting grass seed to grow seems to involve anything but absolutes, consistently providing these critical components will help maximize the return on investment from your seed.
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Grass Seed Update
As we approach the fall seeding season, we want to make you aware of the current seed harvest situation, market conditions, and the impact on price and availability.
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Gravel parking lot with weeds growing around line of parking stops Bareground Control
Various scenarios have prompted questions about bareground control this year. Like many of the challenges we help our customers with, this one has numerous control options that differ by cost and ease of use.
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Advice for a Stress-Free Summer
Summertime conditions can be very stressful for turf — and for turf managers. Heat stress, drought stress, and rapid fungus growth are just a few of the issues facing turf managers this time of year.
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Cultural and Chemical Solutions to Fungus in Cool-Season Turf
Going into summer, we’re all on the lookout for disease pressure in cool-season turf. There are plenty of pathogens to deal with this time of year, but in this article we’ll focus on a few of the most common: summer patch, dollar spot, brown patch, and leaf spot.   
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goosegrass Post-Emergent Control of Crabgrass and Goosegrass
It’s not too late to get a crabgrass or goosegrass invasion under control. With this arsenal of post-emergent herbicides, you can reclaim any lawn from the summer weeds that infest it.
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Environmental Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
A healthy lawn not only creates curb appeal but also contributes to the health of the environment. Here are some of the many environmental benefits of a healthy lawn . . .
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Will Armament Benefit My Fertility Program?
Armament is a patented, proprietary, high-molecular-weight polymer distributed by Advanced Turf Solutions. Best described as a humic acid on steroids, it carries a heavy negative charge.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Launches Podcast to Educate and Entertain Turfgrass Professionals
We recently launched a video podcast called Around the Turf Scene, an informative and entertaining show for turfgrass professionals.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Partners with Furrer and Dooley to Purchase Assets of Valley Green
Advanced Turf Solutions, Inc., George Furrer, and Charles Dooley have reached an agreement to form a new company that will acquire substantially all of the assets of New England-based distributor, Valley Green, Inc.
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Florence Get to Know More About Our Florence, Kentucky, Facility
We have 23 locations that proudly serve our customers in 14 states. Our Florence, Kentucky, location has been open since September 2007. The staff pride themselves on having the highest level of customer service and go above and beyond for each customer no matter the order size. If they cannot answer your question, they will reach out to their knowledgeable sales staff that can.
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The Cicadas Are Coming!
Much of the ATS sales area will experience Brood X this year.  It is the largest brood of the 17-year periodical cicada. This brood of cicadas has been feeding on tree roots for the last 17 years. In May, when the irises are blooming, the nymphs will crawl out of the ground and molt into adults.
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Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important. Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important.
Do you think about what is in the bag of fertilizer before purchasing and applying? The analysis and information are confirmation of what is in the bag. But how it’s put in that bag can be very important.
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water quality Disappointed By Your Pesticide Performance? Maybe It’s Your Water Quality.
Have you ever been disappointed in your pesticide performance? Could it be your water quality?
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bermuda zoysia nimblewill Removing Nimblewill, Bermuda, and Zoysia from Cool-Season Lawns
When cool-season grasses start to green up in the spring, you might start taking calls from upset homeowners seeing brown spots in their lawns. In some cases, the brown spots are species of grasses that green up later in springtime. Three grass species to watch out for that green-up later in spring are nimblewill, zoysiagrass, […]
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Knock Out Roses: Dealing with Rust and Rose Slugs
Advanced Turf rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson found some issues on the Knock Out roses at our corporate headquarters. Watch this video to identify and treat rust and rose slugs.
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Bring Your Turf into New Life with These Tips
Our golf courses, sports turf, and lawns are now breaking dormancy and coming into their own new life. Here are some products that will help your turf along the way.
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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flower bed Game Plan for Landscape Bed Weed Control
To put together an effective weed control game plan for your landscape bed, you want to know what you're facing. A few things to consider:
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sprayer calibration Essential Guide to Sprayer Calibration
Steel Green Manufacturing​ explains how to calibrate​ a sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate of chemistry for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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dormant oil application What You Should Know About Dormant Oil Applications
Do you have questions about dormant oil applications? ATS rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson gives you the information you need to make a successful application.
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micro tree injection technology New Solution for Emerald Ash Borer: SymTREE EB
Learn about SymTREE EB, the new product offering to protect your ash trees from emerald ash borer.
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dylan staley, stephen hill, michael thomas Employee Spotlights: Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas
Our employees work hard to provide excellent service to our customers. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, let’s celebrate three of our hardworking drivers, Dylan Staley, Stephen Hill, and Michael Thomas. Dylan Staley CDL Driver in Fishers, IN Employee Since 2016 Dylan’s current role at ATS involves transferring products between locations. He enjoys his role […]
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matchpoint insecticide Will Annual Blue Grass Weevil (ABW) Threaten Your Course? What You Need to Know Now.
We asked Corteva a few questions about the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW). Hear about where the insect is causing problems today, where it's spreading, how to identify if it's the issue, how to treat it, and more in this Q&A.
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kalmor Kalmor Fungicide: A New Product Offering for Ornamental Diseases
One of the new products we are offering at Advanced Turf Solutions is Kalmor. Kalmor is a copper-based fungicide/bactericide, has a FRAC designation of M1, and is unique amongst today’s products. 
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crab grass Differences Between Prodiamine and Dimension
Learn the differences between Prodiamine and Dimension so you have the most success at pre-emergent applications this spring.
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steve lord Advanced Turf Welcomes Stephen Lord to the Team
Former Head Groundskeeper joins Advanced Turf as a sales representative.
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holiday hours 2020 Holiday Hours
Check out the schedule of our holiday hours.
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dull grass with leaves Strategies to Improve the Efficacy of Applications
With the 2020 growing season behind us, let’s take some time to reflect on what we learned and what to look forward to for the 2021 season.
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early order your way Early Order Your Way: 2020 Programs for Lawn and Landscape Care
Early order programs aren't just for golf! Lawn and landscape care managers can take advantage of major manufacturer rebates plus extra discounts and extended payment terms on exclusive ATS brands too.
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jars in yellow purple and green hexagons Tank Mix Compatibility and Jar Testing
If you are getting ready to spray with multiple products and are not sure if they will be compatible, then to be safe, you should do a jar test.
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steelgreen snow plow Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New Snowplow Attachment Available This Fall
Available this fall, the SG Snowplow comes with the plow, winter tires assembly, LED lights, and attachment kit and costs $3,995. The attachment kit includes hydraulics, hoses, brackets and fittings, and will be compatible with other attachments available from Steel Green Manufacturing in the future.
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fall golf course Fall Fertilization: Success Through Testing and Goals
As the growing season draws to a close and turfgrass growth slows, fall becomes an essential time for fertilization. To fertilize properly in the fall, we want to know a few things:
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