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Midwest Boxwood Complex of 2023
Learn more about boxwood damage that occured in the Midwest in 2023.
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landscape bed Flumishield for Landscape Beds and Flowerbeds
See how Flumishield can eliminate weeds quickly and provide residual control in landscape beds and flowerbeds.
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Large Crabgrass Mesotrione: Eliminating Weeds During Spring Seeding
Learn how to eliminate weeds effectively on newly seeded turf using mesotrione.
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flower bed Granular Pre-Emergent Weed Control In Landscape Beds (Products + Tips)
See how to protect landscape beds and flowerbeds from weeds with granular pre-emergent herbicides.
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Man with lawnmower Billing Lawn Care Customers in 2024
While managing customer payments and billing is certainly not a thrilling experience, it is a necessity. All business owners know that they need to bill customers, but many wonder exactly how to go about it—specifically, what method(s) of payment to accept and the frequency of billing for recurring customers. Lawn Care Payment Options We’ll cover […]
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mosquito on a leaf Audio Blog: Insecticide Active Ingredients
Learn more about eight of the most common active ingredients in insecticides, the insects each of them controls, reasons to use one active ingredient over another, and more.
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Understanding and Managing Rhizosphaera Needle Cast in Spruce Trees
See how Rhizosphaera needle cast can impact trees and get the solutions needed to prevent and combat the disease.
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Foliar-Pak Grow-In: Easy, All-In-One Establishment
Discover Foliar-Pak Grow-In, an all-in-one liquid fertilizer for turfgrass establishment, recovery, and ornamental care.
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Landscaping with Weigela Shrubs and Rock Retaining Wall Applying Liquid Plant Growth Regulators to Shrubs
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) can be beneficial to lawn care professionals who treat shrubs. See why.
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New Products ATS Recently Added Products: Spring 2024
Advanced Turf Solutions added three new products in the first three months of 2024. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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grass seed pile against white Tips for a Successful Spring Seeding in 2024
Learn the ins and outs of spring seedings to determine whether this seeding method is right for you (and your turf).
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goosegrass Controlling Goosegrass in Cool- and Warm-Season Grasses
Goosegrass can be a tough-to-tackle weed. From what goosegrass looks like to ways to get rid of it, our guide has what you need for goosegrass control.
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Enhance Turf Health and Color with Foliar-Pak Armament Concentrate
Discover how Foliar-Pak Armament Concentrate can give all types of turf a boost in health, vibrancy, and resilience.
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lawn care Plan of Attack for New Lawn Care Applicators
Learn about getting started in the lawn care industry. Find out what you need to learn, buy, and do to be successful.
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crabgrass How to Get Rid of Crabgrass: Dealing with Crabgrass 101
Learn how to get rid of crabgrass. From an explanation of the weed to the products that can control it, our guide has what you need.
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Gain Control of Weeds with Corteva’s Crew™
Add a member to your crew with Corteva’s Crew™, an all-in-one weed control solution.
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close up of a bagworm Bagworms: What They are and How to Treat for Them
See how treating bagworms can save trees and shrubs. Plus, get the info you need to get rid of them.
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mosquito on a leaf Why Use EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC Botanical Insecticides
Learn how EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC use botanical oils to their advantage to control and eliminate mosquitoes and other pests without harming pollinators.
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Poa annua seedling Removing Perennial Ryegrass and Poa annua in Dormant Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass
See how herbicides can eliminate perennial ryegrass and Poa annua from your turf and keep them at bay.
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Vortex Experience Quicker and Easier Applications with the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower
Discover how the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower can make chemical treatments a breeze. With 50 minutes of quiet, powerful spray time, wave goodbye to gas and say hello to your battery-powered solution.
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Ice Control: Your Guide on Where to Use Ice Melt Products (2024)
With winter upon us, it’s time to stock up on ice melt. Get the scoop on the different products we offer and the surfaces they can be applied to.
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The Root of the Problem: Your Guide to Grub Control Plans for 2024
See how using your grub control history, proper timing, and cultural practices will help you create an effective grub control plan in 2024.
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whitetail deer Your Guide to Keeping Deer Off Your Turf, Courses, and Sports Fields in 2024
No matter what you use your property for, it’s likely that deer aren’t welcome visitors. Discover how to keep deer off your property and prevent ornamental damage.
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Selective vs. Non-Selective Herbicide
Learn the difference between selective and non-selective herbicides, and find out which type is best for your needs.
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Spraying herbicide from the nozzle to Para Grass weeds Commonly Asked Questions About Pre-Emergent Herbicide
We have the scoop on pre-emergent FAQs! Discover what you need to know before you select a pre-emergent herbicide.
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Dimension Unlocking Effective Weed Control with Dimension® Specialty Herbicide
As a lawn care operator, keeping the properties you service weed-free is a top priority. Finding a powerful yet versatile herbicide is key in the battle against crabgrass, goosegrass, and other troublesome weeds. Enter Dimension® specialty herbicide – a trusted solution that goes beyond standard pre-emergence control by delivering early post-emergence control as well.
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Generating Income After Your Season Ends: Late Fall and Winter Money-Making Services
The season is winding down and coming to an end, and with good employees being harder to obtain, many lawn care companies are keeping employees through the winter for fear of losing them to another company or another industry altogether. So now you need to keep them busy—and hopefully making money. Equipment can be repaired […]
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Parking Lot Plowed Breaking the Ice: How Hygroscopic and Endothermic Ice Melt Products Work
Winter is nearly here, which means it’s time to stock up on ice melt to keep sidewalks and pavement safe for pedestrians and motorists. But have you ever wondered what makes some ice melt products more effective than others? The answer lies in the science.
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New Products Expanding Our Offerings: Your Guide to Advanced Turf Solutions’ 2023 Product Additions
As the seasons change, your methods for caring for turf do, too, and Advanced Turf Solutions stocks the products you need to keep your turfgrass strong and healthy all year round. With 2024 on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to compile all the new products we introduced to our lineup in 2023 […]
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Steps to Prevent Salt Damage in Sensitive Areas this Winter
Discover how to protect turf and ornamental plants from salt this winter and how to keep them green for years to come.
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The Importance of Basic Water Testing
Turf managers are the most well-rounded and professionally prepared managers on a property. Agronomic talents, financial forecasting, human relations, and personnel management, to name a few, are areas of expertise for a turf manager, regardless of business or facility. Tied into this level of expertise is the important and valued application of plant protectants, herbicides, and insecticides through spray solutions.
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Spring_UOP Spring Success with Deep Root Feeding and the Ultimate Ornamental Package
Laying down the groundwork now for healthy and vibrant trees and shrubs in the spring is key. What’s the secret to unlocking their full potential? Look no further than deep root feeding, facilitated by Foliar-Pak’s Ultimate Ornamental Package (UOP). When deep root feeding for spring success, we want to accomplish a few goals to provide […]
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grass seed pile against white Dormant Seeding vs. Spring Seeding
If you were not able to get all your seed jobs completed, we now need to weigh the option of dormant seeding. Keep in mind that the seeds won't germinate until the soil warms in the coming spring. Generally, you want soil temps 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Assuming snow is not on the ground, one could continue through the winter.
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5 Tips to Put Your Cool Season Lawn to Bed
Cold weather can be challenging for your lawn, with frost, snow, and ice taking a toll on its health and appearance. But fear not, because I'll dive into the essential tips and tricks for prepping your lawn for winter. From protective measures to boost your lawn's resilience to strategies for ensuring a lush, green return when spring arrives, we've got you covered.
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Hairy Bittercress Mastering Winter Annual Broadleaf Weed Control: Water Testing and Increasing Spray Coverage with Adjuvants
Winter annual broadleaf weeds like hairy bittercress, black medic, and speedwell are already here and taking hold in the newly formed thin areas and bare spots left behind after a challenging summer. Water testing, increasing spray coverage, and using adjuvants, especially when making low-volume applications out of ride-on spreader-sprayer units, will achieve this.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Late Summer – Fall 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven products in the third quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Processes to Make Early Order More Manageable and Profitable
As of October 1, there are at least 13 different manufacturer early order programs. That doesn’t include separate programs offered by distributors like Advanced Turf Solutions. Is your head starting to hurt and your stomach getting twisted in a knot trying to keep track of it all? It is a lot to process and digest, so I thought we’d take a few moments to discuss ways to make the process more manageable and profitable.
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leaves on the grass with sun shining on them Why Late Fall Fertilization is Key to Spring Success
Late fall fertilization has been promoted as a way to extend the color and health of cool-season grasses into early winter. This practice yields several benefits in the following growing season, including earlier spring green-up, improved turf density, increased tolerance to spring diseases, and fewer weeds.
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Colorants, Pigments, and Dye
Colorants, pigments, and dyes are being used more than ever before as research comes out yearly. Each category has a specific use around the course, but all of them can be tank-mixed with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and wetting agents to resist the fading effects of UV sunlight on the products you use.
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Corteva Team Up to Offer “The Ultimate Sweepstakes”
Advanced Turf Solutions and Corteva are teaming up to give away a free Steel Green spreader/sprayer in The Ultimate Sweepstakes.
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