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grass seed pile Tips for a Successful Fall Seeding
The fall season is a perfect time to thicken up your existing lawn or establish a new lawn. As you prepare for the fall seeding, here are a few tips to consider.
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Foliar Pak XCD Alternate Color Seed Why You Should Buy Coated Seed
The debate on whether to use coated seed or uncoated seed has a long history, with many on both sides. Advanced Turf favors the use of coated seed and discusses why you should buy it over uncoated seed in this blog.
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close up of grass with water on them Rejuvenating Turf After Record Rainfall
The constant rain not only limits our opportunities for outdoor activities, but it is also beginning to have a negative impact on turfgrass. Find out what you can do to rejuvenate the turf.
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A heavy rain falls in sunshine Rain Drowning Your Profits? Strategies to Improve Revenue and Cash Flow
The weather has impacted mowing, fertilizer treatments, weed control, insect control, landscaping projects, ornamental bed, and tree care revenue this year. So, what can one do?
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State Tech branding A Top-Notch Program Created By Top-Notch Faculty
The Commercial Turf and Grounds Management Program at State Technical College of Missouri is top-notch. It's been a recipient of the National Association of Agriculture Educators Region IV Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award and has impressive job placement stats. Students have landed jobs with the Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakmont Country Club, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, to name a few. The main drivers behind the success of the program are its faculty members: Ryan Klatt and Nick Rackers.
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Mosquitos, Fleas, and Ticks Strategies to Get Rid of Mosquitos, Fleas, and Ticks
Get to know a little about each pest and what you can do to reduce their presence this summer.
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close up of someones lawn For the Betterment of Chicagoans: Reid Neumann Customer Spotlight
Careers in golf course management and lawn care are stressful at times and require long hours. Reid Neumann, who works in both industries, believes it’s all worth it when he can help others.
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multiple dandelions in the grass Dandelions: It’s All About Perspective
What do you think about dandelions?
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Automatic lawn sprinkler watering green grass Don’t Over Do It: Why Too Much Water is Bad for Turf
It’s no secret that proper irrigation is an essential part of having a lush, green lawn. But what will happen in your quest for the greenest lawn in the neighborhood if you decide to be a little too generous with the water?
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grass seed pile Which Seed Type Should I Choose?
Find out which seed selections are best for certain conditions and the best methods for seed establishment in the spring.
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close up of violets in the grass Are Premium Broadleaf Herbicides Worth the Extra Cost?
You may be wondering if premium broadleaf herbicide mixes are worth the extra cost. To help you decide which herbicides to choose and how to save money in the long run, let's first learn more about the ingredients and how they work.
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close up of euonymus First Applications for Ornamentals
What should the first couple of ornamental applications look like? Here are a few tips on products you might want to consider.
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tree and shrub fertilization for newbies post What You Need to Know If Your Thinking of Offering Tree and Shrub Fertilization to Your Customers
You've had a few customers ask for tree and shrub fertilization, but you currently do not offer it. Read on to see what you should know about offering tree and shrub fertilization to your customers.
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Dithiopyr Vs Prodiamine
Every year, I am always asked which product is better to use as a pre-emergent for crabgrass in the spring, and my answer is always, "Well, it depends." There are several options, but it usually comes down to two: Dithiopyr, aka Dimension, and Prodiamine.
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Canada Geese and Babies in Grass Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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close up of sidewalk with crabgrass 6 Points to Keep in Mind When Making a Crabgrass Pre-Emergent Application
As we all know, timing is crucial for crabgrass pre-emergent applications. We all try to apply our pre-emergent as close to the germination window as possible. In North Eastern Ohio, this can vary year to year and is strictly based on soil temperatures. Generally speaking, the 1st week of May is when we start to […]
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Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership. Advanced Turf Solutions Announces New Appointments in Key Leadership.
Advanced Turf Solutions Names Victor Garcia CEO and Scott Brame President – Alex Cannon Continues as Chairman of the Board Advanced Turf Solutions announced today new appointments in key leadership. The green industry supplier has promoted Victor Garcia, Advanced Turf Solutions Co-founder and former President, to Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder, Alex Cannon, has stepped down from his role […]
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2018-2019 winter education seminar post Top 6 Reasons to Attend Winter Education Seminars
The long winter months are the perfect time to expand your knowledge of turf management through education seminars. But why should you take the time to go to? What's in it for you? Here are the top 6 reasons you should attend education seminars.
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Winter Injury On Landscape Ornamentals
Winter injury is a commonly overlooked issue when it comes to landscape maintenance, but it can be an all too common killer throughout the season. Some causes may include wind, snow, extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and low soil temps.
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Give Your Woody Ornamentals An Advantage Before The Growing Season
Now is a great time of year to be thinking about ornamental plant assessment. Deciduous woody ornamentals have little to no leaves present, which makes it easier to inspect the overall structure of the tree or shrub. To help with underlying insect issues that you may not be able to see, a dormant oil application […]
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Frac Code Post Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. Paying attention to FRAC codes is a must when using fungicides in a program to make sure that you do not promote resistance in your turfgrass.
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Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide Precautions Regarding ArmorTech Tetra Herbicide
ArmorTech Tetra, the herbicide containing 2,4-D, Fluroxypyr, Triclopyr, and Flumioxazin, has shown exceptional control of ground ivy and wild violet; however, recent reports of turfgrass discoloration have caused concern.
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mowed lawn 5 Tips For Getting Your Lawn Ready For Bed
The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the temperatures are falling. Before we know it, our lawn care season will be done. If you want healthy turf next spring, make sure your turf gets a great, well-deserved rest with these tips before winter sets in. Core Aeration During the warm months, turf becomes […]
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close up of mowed grass Late Season Mowing Tips
As the fall begins fading into early winter, we want to start planning our end-of-the-year mowing schedule.
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close up of leaves and weeds in the grass There’s Something About ArmorTech Tetra
There is a new product that targets "those" weeds… and approximately 250 more!
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autumn leaves on grass with sun shining Top Three Ways to Help Your Customers This October
It’s hard to believe it’s already October. What happened to 2018? From dealing with weather extremes to weed and fungus outbreaks in regional areas that we haven’t seen before, I sit back and think what a strange and unpredictable growing season 2018 has been.
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Protecting Evergreen Shrubs From Harsh Winter Cold And Winds
Desiccation is the dehydration of a plant. It takes place when water loss arises in the leaves through transpiration, which occurs during the winter as brutally cold winds rip through our region. Evergreen shrubs maintain their foliage throughout winter, so, protecting them from desiccation will ensure they do not dry out and die during our […]
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Financial planning word with coin in glass jar and graph up. It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Here’s Another Reason Your Field Or Lawn Does Not Want To Recover
We are now beginning to figure out how much of our turf damage is related to summer weather and asking if there is another explanation needed. Cooler days and nights will provide our landscapes with some much-needed relief and recovery; however, most of us will experience some turf that continues to look like mid-August. At […]
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close-up of spider web on the grass field. Why Are There Webs on the Lawn?
You wake up one dewy morning to your lawn covered in spider webs, and you may wonder who decorated for Halloween? It could be one of two culprits- actual spiders or dollar spot. But which one is it?
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close-up of white web on the grass Recipe for Success: How to Manage Fall Challenges
Sometimes it seems it's just one challenge after another. Here are some challenges to look out for and some strategies for success.
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Full frame image of grass in a park that has been aerated Talk of the Season: Aeration and Overseeding
When the fall season rolls around, there are two topics on everyone's minds: aeration and overseeding. Find out why now is the time to do these applications and the answers to some frequently asked questions.
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Wild Purple Violets growing in the grass How to Not Waste Your Time on Herbicide Applications This Fall
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? How can you save time? What products could you use? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more. Why are fall herbicide treatments effective against broadleaf weeds? In the fall, the cold weather and shorter days trigger most of the perennial […]
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Fertilizers texture background, closeup Granule Fertilizing Do’s and Don’ts
Are you a pro at spreading fertilizer? Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of granule fertilizer applications.
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fresh green grass How to Correctly Calibrate Your Sprayer
Learn how to calibrate your sprayer with this step-by-step video.
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semi truck at loading dock The State of Freight: And How It May Affect You
The first 7 months of 2018 have seen the most dynamic freight market in recent history. In this post, we would like to explain what's going on in the market and how it may affect you.
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Armyworm in the palm of the a gentlemans hand Attention: Armyworm Outbreak
Over the past week, our sales team has fielded numerous calls of entire lawns turning brown fairly rapidly that others simply diagnosed as drought stress. Upon closer investigation, we discovered that we are in the midst of an armyworm outbreak!
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close-up of fertilizer spreader in the grass 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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Closeup of dry soil texture in the summer Soil Compaction: Symptoms, Problems, and Best Practices
Soil compaction is a concern on nearly all maintained turf, including golf course greens, tees and fairways, sports fields, and heavily trafficked areas in public or residential areas. Compaction occurs as soil particles press together tightly, and soil structure and available pore space for air and water are reduced.
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