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Make Your De-Icing Salt Go Further
Find out why treating your salt with liquid de-icers will come in handy.
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Dec 18 – Steel Green Demo Day in Madison, Wisconsin
Join us for lunch on Tuesday, December 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and demo the SG52 zero-turn sprayer-spreader by Steel Green Manufacturing!
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Dec 19 – Winter Education Seminar in Covington, Kentucky
Please join us for a golf course and lawn and landscape winter education seminar in Covington, Kentucky, on December 19, 2018.
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Jan 30 – Winter Education Seminar in Export, Pennsylvania
Please join us for a lawn and landscape winter education seminar in Export, Pennsylvania, on January 30, 2019.
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Frac Code Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. Paying attention to FRAC codes is a must when using fungicides in a program to make sure that you do not promote resistance in your turfgrass.
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Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide
ArmorTech Tetra, the herbicide containing 2,4-D, Fluroxypyr, Triclopyr, and Flumioxazin, has shown exceptional control of ground ivy and wild violet; however, recent reports of turfgrass discoloration have caused concern.
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Top Three Ways to Help Your Customers This October
It’s hard to believe it’s already October. What happened to 2018? From dealing with weather extremes to weed and fungus outbreaks in regional areas that we haven’t seen before, I sit back and think what a strange and unpredictable growing season 2018 has been.
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There’s Something About ArmorTech Tetra
There is a new product that targets "those" weeds… and approximately 250 more!
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Why Are There Webs on the Lawn?
You wake up one dewy morning to your lawn covered in spider webs, and you may wonder who decorated for Halloween? It could be one of two culprits- actual spiders or dollar spot. But which one is it?
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Recipe for Success: How to Manage Fall Challenges
Sometimes it seems it's just one challenge after another. Here are some challenges to look out for and some strategies for success.
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Talk of the Season: Aeration and Overseeding
When the fall season rolls around, there are two topics on everyone's minds: aeration and overseeding. Find out why now is the time to do these applications and the answers to some frequently asked questions.
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How to Not Waste Your Time on Herbicide Applications This Fall
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? How can you save time? What products could you use? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more. Why are fall herbicide treatments effective against broadleaf weeds? In the fall, the cold weather and shorter days trigger most of the perennial […]
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Granule Fertilizing Do’s and Don’ts
Are you a pro at spreading fertilizer? Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of granule fertilizer applications.
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sprayer_calibration How to Correctly Calibrate Your Sprayer
In this video, Mark Sybouts, Advanced Turf Solutions Sales and Product Development Manager, explains how to calibrate your sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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The State of Freight: And How It May Affect You
The first 7 months of 2018 have seen the most dynamic freight market in recent history. In this post, we would like to explain what's going on in the market and how it may affect you.
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Armyworm Attention: Armyworm Outbreak
Over the past week, our sales team has fielded numerous calls of entire lawns turning brown fairly rapidly that others simply diagnosed as drought stress. Upon closer investigation, we discovered that we are in the midst of an armyworm outbreak!
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Employee Spotlight: Dan Jennings and Brent Amann
Meet Dan Jennings and Brent Amann, the newest sports turf sales representatives, in our latest employee spotlight.
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The Key to Improving Summer Color
Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package (UOP) can increase profits as well as improve your clients' summer colors. If you’re not offering annual flower installations and/or maintenance, you're missing out on a growing trend in the landscape.
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What You Need to Know About Rotary Spreaders
Rotary spreaders are a very efficient way to spread fertilizer on your field. With late summer fertilizer applications nearing, let’s make sure to avoid mistakes by reviewing these rotary spreader basics.
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Soil Compaction: Symptoms, Problems, and Best Practices
Soil compaction is a concern on nearly all maintained turf, including golf course greens, tees and fairways, sports fields, and heavily trafficked areas in public or residential areas. Compaction occurs as soil particles press together tightly, and soil structure and available pore space for air and water are reduced.
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The Ultimate Revenge: How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy
After poison ivy delivers its itchy attack, you may be wondering how to rid yourself of this bothersome plant. Find out the solution to get the ultimate revenge.
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Mowing and Watering the Lawn: Do’s and Don’ts
Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of summer mowing and watering.
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Employee Spotlight: Keith Blondell
Meet Keith Blondell- a driver for our Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location and avid kayak fisherman in our latest employee spotlight.
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I Still Have My Ash…Do You?
If you are on a two-year cycle for the dreaded emerald ash borer, is this the year you need to re-treat your ash trees?
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How to Rejuvenate a Neglected Lawn and Landscape
Find out how to rejuvenate a neglected lawn and landscape plus seven tips for instant curb appeal.
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deadnettle Henbit vs. Purple Deadnettle
We have compiled the differences between henbit and deadnettle to make identifying them easier this spring.
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Pond Business Is Good Business
Adding pond management services to your business not only enhances the property of your customers but is a great source of renewable business revenue for you.
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Life at Advanced Turf: How We Maintain Our Small Company Feel
With 20 locations and a presence in 10 states, we may seem like a large company, but we pride ourselves in preserving the small company feel that we had when we first started in 2001.
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Overseeding_preemergent When Can I Overseed After Use of a Pre-emergent Herbicide?
One of the most frequently asked questions and sources of confusion we encounter surround the topic of seeding and use of crabgrass control.
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The Yard Works From Side Gig to Profitable Business: The Yard Works Landscaping Finds Success Leveraging Value
A hard-working, 6th-grade schoolteacher founded the company 47 years ago as a side job to supplement his teaching income. Since then, it has grown from a single-person mowing operation to a 40-person, 11-crew business in peak season. The Yard Works has built this success by adding value to both their customers and their employees.
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Your Guide to Dormant Oil Applications and Scale Control
When should you apply dormant oil? Will it work on mites and scale? Check out how to control these pests, when to make the applications, and more.
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Tips to Wake Up Landscape Beds for Spring
Find out how to wake up your customers' landscape beds for spring with these products and best practices.
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Get Ready for Green This Spring!
Turn spring lawn and landscape challenges into opportunities with these tips on fertilization, seeding, and soil testing.
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soft scale Soft Scale And Other Insects You Should Be Looking Out For
Soft Scale Because we had a significant warm up in the winter, there is a possibility that soft scale crawlers are already active and feeding. While you might think that the warm temperatures followed by the colder temperatures of the previous weeks could harm them, I’m sure it didn’t. Insects have been surviving for centuries […]
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z-spray guide Guide to Choosing the Perfect Z-Spray For Your Company
Lawn care companies come in many sizes with a wide variety of challenges. Z-Sprays can fix many of these challenges, but, with such a great selection of machines to meet your needs, how do you know which L.T. Rich machine is right for your company? Use this handy guide to help select the perfect Z-Spray.
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Eight Ways to Improve Pricing For Your Lawn Care Business
Avoid losing sales with eight pricing strategies.
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Choosing a Career in Turf
If you are considering a career in the turf industry, there may be more options than you think.
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Winterkill – Should Lawn Care Managers Be Concerned?
With drought conditions going back to last year, and the combination of extreme cold we've seen recently with relatively little snow cover throughout much of the Midwest, athletic field managers or anyone who maintains Bermuda have been growing a bit nervous about how their turf will wake up come spring. Should lawn care operators share their concern for cool season turf?
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Interview with RTV6: Dealing with Ice and Snow: Salt vs. Ice Melt
Indianapolis news channel RTV6 interviewed Sales and Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts about the differences between salt and ice melt and the best practices when using these products. Watch the segment to learn more.
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