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soccer goal_wear Tips for Maintaining High-Traffic Turfgrass Areas
Maintaining high-traffic turfgrass areas, such as sports fields, golf courses, and recreational parks, can be a challenging task. These areas are subject to heavy foot and/or machine traffic, which can result in soil compaction, wear and tear, and overall decline in turf health. However, with proper care and management, it is possible to maintain lush, resilient turfgrass that can withstand intense usage and continue to provide a safe and visually appealing surface.
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ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass Cuts Mowing Requirement in Half
ProVista Kentucky bluegrass are new cultivars that have been bred with two novel traits: half the mowing requirement and complete weed control.
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Valley Green Become Exclusive Distributor Partners for ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass
We are pleased to become the exclusive distributor of ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Audio Blog: TTTF, PR, and KBG
In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll look at three popular turfgrass species.
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Four Fungal Lawn Diseases
Brown patch, summer patch, red thread, and dollar spot are four not-so-fun fungal diseases that infect home lawns. Learn how to identify each and keep them under control with proper cultural practices.
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Suburban Lawn during drought Summer Dormancy FAQs
If you have questions about summer dormancy in lawns, you’re not alone. Keep reading to find answers to some frequently asked questions about summer dormancy.
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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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2023 Seed Market Update
This year’s seed update is a little different from the past few.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Summer 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven new products in the second quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Dollarweed Doveweed and Dollarweed Control
Despite their pleasant-sounding names, doveweed and dollarweed can be real pests in warm-season lawns. This blog post will explain how to identify and control them both with pre- and post-emergent solutions.
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Grubs: Plan Your Attack
Grubs are relentless but relatively easy to control if you take certain considerations before determining the application product and method.
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house with lawn and garden Common Summer Lawn Care Mistakes
Are you guilty of making these two common mistakes when treating lawns in the summer?
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Asian Tiger Mosquito Audio Blog: Common Mosquitoes and Control Methods
Mosquito control is a valuable service to consider adding to your lawn care offerings. This blog post will discuss the main disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States and some effective methods to control them.
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Nikki Hendrickson Receives 2023 Women in the Green Industry Award
Green Industry Pros recently honored Nikki Hendrickson as one of the winners of the 2023 Women In The Green Industry Award. Nikki Hendrickson is a sales representative at Advanced Turf Solutions. 
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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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close up of pythium lawn Minimize Pythium and Damping-Off With XCD
Pythium is a devastating disease that progresses rapidly and often causes damping-off in turfgrass seedlings, especially in the summer. Pythium thrives when nighttime temperatures and relative humidity add up to at least 150. This is one reason why we discourage installing lawns in the summer, but sometimes a summer lawn installation project is unavoidable. 
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Nutsedge_bumpercrop Yellow Nutsedge and Kyllinga Control
Yellow nutsedge and kyllinga are two weeds that are sometimes confused with each other. Keep reading to learn the similarities and differences of the two, as well as how to control them both.
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Green lawn with fresh grass as background Enhance Turf Health and Resilience With Nature Safe Fertilizers
Between the December freeze and the ongoing drought since the fall of 2022, we’ve observed immense stress on plants, leaving them weakened and vulnerable.
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Poison hemlock Audio Blog: 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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Boxwood winter injury Summer Ornamental Issues
The biggest issue that has been affecting our landscapes this year is from the winter, which most feel we never had! 
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nutsedge Yellow Nutsedge Q&A with Nufarm
We asked Aaron Hathaway, Nufarm Technical Services Manager, a few questions about yellow nutsedge. Learn when the weed begins to appear, how to identify it, what conditions create a perfect environment for it, challenges we face when trying to manage it, and how to effectively control it.
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Save the Date:
2023–2024 Education
Grow Together is one of our core values at Advanced Turf Solutions. That's why we offer FREE education events to support green industry professionals throughout our territory.
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Sunset view of a large, well maintained large garden seen in ear Protecting Lawns From Heat Stress
As temperatures rise, so does the threat of heat stress. Turfgrass in lawns and residential properties are at risk of damage from high temperatures and the often low rainfall accompanying them. Managing heat stress involves both cultural practices and products to help, both of which we’ll discuss in this blog post.
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pos terminal with long cash register tape on blue background. shopping theme The Business of Lawn Care: Billing and Payment Options
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Kentucky Bluegrass
Perhaps the best-known turfgrass species, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is popular for lawns, golf courses, and sports fields.
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Viburnum aphids Viburnum Aphid Control
Aphids are a well-known pest among vegetable gardeners, but did you know they can also damage ornamental plants?
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Yinzers: Monroeville Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Our Monroeville location first opened in 2010, relocating to a new building down the road in 2016. Since then, the Monroeville operation has grown so much that it now occupies both the old and new buildings, with 25,000 total square feet of space.
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Science of green plant research, Chromosome DNA and genetic, record data in the fields. Avoiding Product Failure Due to Resistance
As a lawn care provider, you have many tools in your arsenal to get the job done. What if some of these tools were taken away?
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wheat with roots pulled from ground laying on a truck bed Identifying Wheat Seedlings in Turfgrass
Yes, we’re talking about the common cereal crop most often used in the production of baking flour. Sadly, wheat plants frequently show up this time of year in lawns that were meticulously planted the previous fall. 
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woman using FlowZone backpack sprayer The Business of Lawn Care: Women in the Industry
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry.
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Spot the Difference
Spotted spurge and common purslane are two different plants that are both commonly considered weeds. Spotted spurge is a native summer annual in North America. Common purslane is also a summer annual found in North America.
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Perennial Ryegrass
Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass that’s popular in Northern geographies as a permanent turf and for overseeding in the South.
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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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grubs damage in the dirt Audio Blog: White Grub Prevention
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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oxalis Common Yellow Woodsorrel
Common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) is a broadleaf perennial weed found in most of the United States. It is sometimes referred to by other names, including yellow oxalis, upright yellow sorrel, and lemon clover.
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Colonise Bio LTO, Microsync, and Armament Concentrate Technology to Control Disease Activity
Disease activity presents a significant challenge to turfgrass professionals. Understanding some of the key contributing factors will help in building a healthy lawn.
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Pond Additive Q&A
Foliar-Pak Pond Additive is a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds. We asked John Gruneisen, Midwest territory sales manager with EnP, who supports the Foliar-Pak line, a few questions about Pond Additive. Learn how it clears ponds, how to apply it, and more in this Q&A.
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Mowing or cutting the long grass with a green lawn mower in the summer sun Debunking Five Common Lawn Care Myths
Like many aspects of homeownership, lawn care is an area full of mixed advice from neighbors and friends who like to think of themselves as “experts.” To help homeowners sort the good from the bad recommendations, we debunked five common myths people believe about maintaining their lawns.
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Boxwood Volutella Ornamental Disease Control
At the time of writing, Central Ohio is at 116 GDD (Growing Degree Days). On the same date last year, we were at 133 GDD. If you’re unfamiliar with where to find Growing Degree Days for your area, start by searching online for “Growing Degree Days [Enter Your State].” This should take you to your state's land grant university phenology website, where you can add your zip code and automatically calculate your GDD. 
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Turf-Type Tall Fescue
Turf-type tall fescue (TTTF) is a popular grass for lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. It is in the Festuca arundinacea species but has improved traits. Tall fescue is known for having coarse leaves, but the turf-type variety has been bred to have finer blades. It also has a dark green color that’s visually appealing to homeowners, athletic facilities, and golf course superintendents alike.
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