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Water drops on green blade of grass macro, shallow depth of field with creamy bokeh and lots of copy space Surviving Peak Disease Season
It's that time of year again, when growth speeds up, temperatures rise, and we start to get consistent and persistent thunderstorms with humidity. The main summer event is here: peak turfgrass disease season.
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Green grass flooded with rain.Summer rain.Rectangular background with wet grass. Flooding in the fields. Turfgrass Issues That Thrive in Warm, Wet Conditions
Several turfgrass pests thrive in warm, wet conditions. Lack of air, poor drainage, compacted soil, and excessive thatch also contribute to infestations. In this post, we’ll look at three pests to be on the lookout for this summer.
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Achieve Incredible Results on Trees and Ornamentals with Grow-In
Foliar-Pak Grow-In is our swiss army knife. Initially, Grow-In was developed to offer customers a complete turfgrass establishment program with the use of a single product. But as time passed, we noticed Grow-In was useful for seeding projects as well as achieving incredible results on trees and ornamentals.
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ants Perimeter Pest Control: The Add-On Service Staple
Perimeter pest control was not always as attractive as an add-on service for lawn care operators as it is now. A few years back, structural pest control companies mainly offered the service.
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The Best Time to Apply Grub Control Products
With so many species, how do you know when to treat? For the most part, the biggest concern is about annual grubs since they do the most damage to lawns.  
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Thermometer displaying high 40 degree hot temperatures in sun summer day Managing Heat and Drought Stress
Summer stress takes many forms. With record-breaking temperatures in parts of our geography this week, heat stress is inevitable. In this blog post, we’ll discuss both heat and drought stress and what you can do to manage both.
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Beth Berry Receives Women in the Green Industry Award
Fishers, IN—Green Industry Pros, the management resource for landscape contractors and equipment dealers, selected Beth Berry as a recipient of the Women in the Green Industry Award for 2022.
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How West Virginia Green Beat Back Armyworms
For over 30 years, West Virginia was spared the damage armyworms could produce. Then, just like in many other states last summer, they struck. Lawns were devastated overnight, leaving lawn care companies working seven days a week to try and save as many properties as they could. Some yards made it; some didn’t. During this […]
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close up hand putting banknote into glass bottle.Business, finance, savings or management money, investment concept. How to Maximize Your Glyphosate Dollars
Every time you turn around these days, it seems like there’s a new supply chain issue. This has no doubt affected us all in some way, and even the most-used herbicides in the world, glyphosate-based products, have given pain to the green industry.
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Automatic garden watering system with different sprinklers installed under turf. Landscape design with lawn hills and fruit garden irrigated with smart autonomous sprayers at sunset evening time. What You Need to Know About Pre-Emergent Breakthrough
When it comes to pre-emergent herbicides, the last thing you want to have is a breakthrough. But sometimes it happens—why? And more importantly, what can you do to minimize pre-emergent breakthrough?
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sprinkler of automatic watering Summer Lawn Care Timeline
As you prepare to care for your lawn this summer, we have a timeline to help you know what to do each month. 
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New Location in Springfield, Missouri
With the recent opening of our fifth facility in Missouri, Advanced Turf Solutions now has 24 locations that serve customers in 15 states.
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Blue Rye Cool Season Why You Shouldn’t Plant Cool-Season Grass in the Summer
Spring and fall are the recommended times to plant cool-season grasses. Why not summer?
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Ivy League: Columbia Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Columbia is one of five locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016. Andrew Palmer has been the facility manager in Columbia since 2017. Tony Hicks is the assistant facility manager and has been with ATS […]
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What You Should Know About Chinch Bugs
Chinch bugs are flying insects that damage lawns as adults and nymphs by extracting nutrients from the plants and feeding on grass blades. The damage is often confused with summer drought.
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grubs damage in the dirt White Grub Prevention Management: Which Option is Right for You?
When thinking about white grub prevention management, there are a few product options to consider. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and tetraniliprole (Tetrino).    Imidacloprid (Merit) Imidacloprid has been in the green industry for some time and is the most common preventative control for grubs. It is a […]
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Additive Tank Products Additive Products You Should Have in Your Tank
Whether you're spraying fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides, there are three additive products you should have in your tank. They provide health benefits, long-lasting color, and keep poor water quality from tying up products in your spray tank.  
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crabgrass It’s Not Too Late to Apply Pre-Emergents
There are two main active ingredients you can still use for pre-emergent applications: prodiamine and dithiopyr (Dimension). We have in-stock products with both active ingredients, and we’ll help you determine which is right for you.
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Tank Mixing Creating a Very Valuable Tool Out of Tank Mixing
Tank mixing multiple products into a spray solution is an especially valuable tool to utilize due to labor shortages.  
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yellowing leaves of a pin oak tree Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees
Like turfgrass, trees need nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. They also need other nutrients, including iron, manganese, and zinc. What happens when they’re lacking these, and how can you correct a deficiency? 
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Studying of a green grass through magnifying glass in a male hand, ecology, botany How to Investigate a Lawn Problem
One of your customers calls with an ambiguous description of a problem in their lawn, expecting you to immediately know what it is and how to solve it. What should you do?
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Lawn or turf with rust. fungal disease caused by Puccinia. Rust infected turf has a yellow-brown color.  Grass blades reveals numerous yellow-orange pustules.  What the Color of Your Grass Is Trying to Tell You
If your grass has turned a color other than green, it’s probably trying to tell you something.
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unwanted weed growing green in gravel path Controlling Weeds in Gravel Areas
There are a few options when it comes to weed control in gravel areas. The best one for you will depend on the specific site you’re treating.
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Hand holding pH indicator comparing color to scale. Test the pH Adding a pH Correction Service
If you’re interested in adding a pH correction service to your lawn care offerings, don’t underestimate the power of soil testing. 
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Sparse grass cover of lawn in arid area, water lack Spring Seeding and Weed Control
Although fall is the ideal time to seed, you may choose to seed in the spring for one reason or another. An issue you’ll run into with spring seeding is summer annual grassy weeds.
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close-up of a very large house with neglected lawn 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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Healthy Lawns Graphic 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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Recently Added Products
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look at what’s new.
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Blue sky and clouds reflected in clear pond A Unique Way to Control Pond Algae
We’re now introducing Foliar-Pak Pond Additive, a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds.
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Beautiful landscape in park with tree and green grass field at morning. Four Factors That Affect Grass Growth
Whether you’re planting cool- or warm-season grass this spring, it’s important to understand the factors that affect germination and growth.
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Aerated putting green on golf course - maintenance background Aerating Warm-Season Turf
On the North Carolina coast, warm-season turf aeration is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to game-plan for your specific needs.
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sunlight on sprout tulips Pre-Emergent Applications in Landscape Beds
As you plan pre-emergent applications for landscape beds this spring, there are a few things to keep in mind. The products you apply will depend on the weeds you’re trying to control, the ornamentals in the landscape bed, and your budget constraints. 
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close-up ofcrabgrass How to Prevent Crabgrass Infestations with Pre-emergent Herbicides
Crabgrass is a common lawn invader. Stop the invasion before it starts with pre-emergents. In the crabgrass pre-emergent video and transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts, learn how to prevent crabgrass infestations with pre-emergent herbicides.
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Sunset over grass field Mary's Peak Oregon Willamette Valley Spring Seed Update
As we approach the spring seeding season, we want to inform you of the current seed stock, expected harvest, and impact on price and availability.
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More Than Lawn Care: Jim Beveridge Customer Spotlight
In the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, a family business called Yards Done Right has been helping homeowners with their lawns and landscaping since 2011. Started by Jim and Judy Beveridge as a lawn care company, Yards Done Right later added tree and shrub care services to their offerings. Today, they pride themselves on being a full-service lawn care and landscaping company.
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Clothianidin Why Clothianidin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does clothianidin control best? Why would you choose to apply clothianidin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the clothianidin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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grass with roots and soil Root Health Basics
You probably know how important root health is to turf. But do you know how to optimize turf health from the roots up?
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grass seed pile against white Grass Seed Germination Times
Not all types of grass seed germinate at the same rate. Knowing germination times can help you choose the best seed type for your needs.
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average soil temperature in Downers Grove Time to Adjust Your Broadleaf Weed Control
The last few years have felt like the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. The growing season is getting later and staying warmer. Spring is slow to warm up, and then we jump straight into 90-degree days.
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green grass in the snow How to Help Turf Recover From Winter
March brings hope for spring, along with questions about how to help turf recover from winter. Here are a few cultural practices to ensure a smooth transition from one season to the next.
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