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Scenic suburban landscape with homes and cloudy sky reflected on a shiny pond Adding a Pond Maintenance Service
Does pond maintenance sound like something your customers would be interested in? Here are a few things to know before adding the service.
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backpack sprayer Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offering FlowZone Battery-Powered Backpack Sprayers
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with FlowZone, a manufacturer of battery-powered backpack sprayers.
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Salvia Flowers and Rock Retaining Wall Adding a Flower and Shrub Maintenance Service
For many lawn care professionals, winter provides downtime to dream about the future of the operation. One service you may consider adding this season is flower and shrub maintenance.
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Bifenthrin Why Bifenthrin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does bifenthrin control best? Why would you choose to apply bifenthrin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the bifenthrin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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imidacloprid Why Imidacloprid Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does imidacloprid control best? Why would you choose to apply imidacloprid over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the imidacloprid Q&A video or the transcription below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson. Transcript: What insects does imidacloprid control best? Imidacloprid is a great all-around insecticide. It works […]
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product roundup New Products of 2021
It’s almost time to celebrate the new year—but first, a look back at the new products that made an entrance in 2021.
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2022 Winter Education Seminars featured image 2022 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to continue its tradition of hosting education seminars throughout our service areas again this winter.
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2022 is a good year for business. Grass growing in the shape of year 2022, inside a transparent piggy bank. Budgeting for 2022 with Inflation and Shortages
Thanksgiving has passed, and the weather is turning colder. Now it’s time to invest some of your schedule in thinking about next year. Yes, it’s budget time again! But this year, it comes with a twist: the unknowns of inflation and shortages.
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exterior of warehouse with blue sky behind Small but Mighty: Winston-Salem Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the southernmost location in our family of facilities, and ATS has been proudly serving the Carolinas out of this warehouse since 2019.
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holiday hours 2021 Holiday Hours
Advanced Turf Solutions will be open until noon on Friday, December 24. We will be closed on December 25 and January 1. From Monday, December 27 to Friday, December 31, we will have limited store hours and will not be following our normal delivery schedule. We will resume normal business hours and our normal delivery […]
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SGXL machine in Steel Green Manufacturing trade show booth Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New SGXL Coming Soon
As a proud dealer partner of Steel Green Manufacturing zero-turn spreader/sprayer equipment, we’re excited to share that Steel Green recently debuted a new machine called the SGXL.
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Prevent Snow Mold Cultural Practices to Prevent Snow Mold
The last thing your customers want to see when the snow melts next spring is mold growing on their lawn.
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gentleman cutting lawn Preparing Your Lawn and Landscape for a Long Winter’s Nap
Preparing turf for winter during the fall months will help it recover and come back thick, green, and healthy next spring.
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Jeff Brooks lawn Benefits of Dormant Fertilization with Organics
Whether you’re responsible for lawn care or sports turf, an essential last procedure before winter is applying an organic fertilizer once the grass has stopped growing.
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Big rig long haul gray semi truck tractor transporting commercial cargo in dry van semi trailer going on the wet slippery road with water from melting snow and winter snowy trees on the hills Ice Melt Market Update
As we enter ice melt season, we want to make you aware of where the industry stands, what to expect this winter, and how to best meet the challenges ahead.
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Inflatable pumpkins glowing. Halloween background decoration out Help Your Lawn Recover from Halloween Decorations
The trick-or-treaters have come and gone, and now all that’s left are some deflated Halloween decorations in your lawn. If you moved the inflatables around while they were up, the grass underneath may be just fine. But if your yard is looking worse for the wear after being adorned by blow-up monsters all month, we have some tips to help it recover.
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brown, less brown, and green home lawns In His Own Backyard: A Lawn Renovation Story
As a lawn care professional, Doug Mattox spends his days making home lawns more beautiful. He recently decided it was time to give his own front yard a makeover. He renovated his 10,500-square foot lawn using seed, fertilizer, and nutrients from ATS.
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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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Row of traditional suburban homes and front lawns in nice neighborhood Getting the Most out of Your Fertilizer Applications
By now, you're aware of the skyrocketing material costs we’re facing going into the upcoming year. While we can't ignore the impact this will have on our day-to-day operations, these higher prices do open doors to opportunities we may not have considered before.
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Transportation Logistics of international container cargo shipping and cargo plane in container yard, Freight transportation, International global shipping. Market Update
As we enter the fourth quarter of 2021, we want to make you aware of disruptions in global production and distribution chains that will have substantial impacts on green industry businesses in 2022.
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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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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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T and M 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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St. Peters counter 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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Day 0 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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Trees in the fall on green grass 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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Green lawn with autumn leaves 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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Used coffee ground texture, abstract background. 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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Colonise Bio LTO 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 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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