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spider webs on lawn Scary Lawn Issues
Some lawn issues are downright spooky. Here are five spine-chilling problems to keep an eye out for in your lawn and landscaping.
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Young plant growing in sunlight Protecting Your Lawn Care Business through Market Volatility
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re a business owner, operator, or someone who’s dealing with market changes in the green industry. Costs are rapidly increasing, labor is tight (to say the least), and supply chain challenges are ever present. You also probably have a budget to work within and production goals to meet.
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winter highway on a sunny day 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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question mark on snow Ice Melt and Salt Questions Answered
The world of ice melt and salt can be overwhelming, so here are answers to some common questions.
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house in residential area after snow Ice Melt Application Advice
Like it or not, winter is just around the corner. Rakes will soon be replaced by shovels, and fertilizer by ice melt. Before you start applying ice melt on your driveway and sidewalks this winter, brush up on these best practices.
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Employee Spotlights: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny
This month, we're shining the spotlight on our location in St. Peters, Missouri. Meet two of the dedicated team members there: Tom Salkowski and Mike Denny.
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Meet St. Pete: Spotlight on St. Peters Facility
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. St. Peters is one of four locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016.
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Wetting Agents Help Sod Establishment
For quite some time now, I’ve been recommending wetting agents on new sod installations to obtain quicker and more thorough rooting. Intuitively it should work, and I’ve seen good results as well. But I’ve never seen it demonstrated side by side with untreated sod.
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Wetting Agents for Fall Root Recovery
As fall approaches, we’re entering prime recovery season. Most everyone in the turf industry knows how important it is to feed the turf this time of year to help encourage root growth. Unfortunately, most stop with just the fertilizer, when water management in the soil profile is just as important to root growth.
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Wild Purple Violets growing in the grass Tips for Successful Fall Broadleaf Weed Control in Turf
Take back the turf by applying a fall broadleaf application. Here are a few tips to have a successful application:
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Henbit in Landscape Bed What You Need to Know about Fall Landscape Bed Herbicide Applications
Have weeds taken possession of your customers’ ornamental beds? Good news. Fall is an excellent time for managing ornamental bed weeds that have taken over, especially broadleaf weeds.
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Fall Priorities for Every Turf Manager
Winds of seasonal change are once again in the air, at least in most of our geographies. While we certainly will have several more stretches of summer-like weather in the transition zone, we’re also getting some of those mornings that are refreshingly cool. All cool-season turf managers are starting to take in that cool, fresh morning air and breathe the seasonal sigh of relief for surviving another summer growing season.
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Worms, Worms Everywhere
And now . . . they’re jumping? Unfortunately, I’m not talking about armyworms jumping off a cliff — I’m referring to the invasive Asian jumping worm.
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armyworm How to Identify and Kill Armyworms
Nikki Hendrickson, our resident entomologist, recently sat down to answer some questions about the armyworm phenomenon we’re seeing. Watch or read on to learn why armyworms are so bad this year, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them.
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Control Disease Activity with Colonise Bio LTO
If you’re a lawn care professional, you know that disease activity is a big issue. And you probably spend a lot of time trying to manage disease pressure.
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Zoysia Fall Practices for Lawn Care Operators
Here are some things to remember as you begin your fall treatment scheduling.
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Early Order Your Way. Advanced Turf Solutions Early Order Your Way: 2021 Programs for Lawn and Landscape
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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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Beth Berry as Vice President of Turf and Ornamental Sales
We are pleased to announce that Beth Berry has joined our team as vice president of turf and ornamental sales.
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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: Bad Fertilizing Practices
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 you may not have considered is bad fertilizing practices.
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Summer patch on annual bluegrass putting green 2021: The Year of the Patch
For the last two seasons now, nearly every sample I’ve sent to the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab has come back with either a summer patch or take-all patch infection diagnosis. Why have these two diseases exploded? There are a few possible explanations. 
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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: Bad Mowing Practices
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 simple to fix is improper mowing.
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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: Fungal Diseases
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 more mysterious causes is fungal diseases.
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Poison hemlock Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace? How to Tell
You may have heard about poison hemlock in the news recently, as it’s making headlines for its aggressive growth in the United States this year. The invasive plant is spreading throughout the country, and with it, concerns about the severe risks it poses.
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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: Poor Irrigation
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. Some of the causes are out of your control, but a more controllable one is irrigation.
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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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Summer patch 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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