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grass close-up Breathe Life into Turf That’s Running Behind
Turf that lacks color, density, and general good health may benefit from a recovery program.
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grub damage at a field Is There Another Reason Your Field or Lawn Doesn’t Want to Recover?
As we wind down another summer, we begin to see how much of our turf damage is related to the summer weather, and that which leaves us looking for another explanation. 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.
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closeup of a ground ivy weed in nice lawn How to Not Waste Your Time on Fall Broadleaf Herbicide Applications
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? Is now a good time for trees and ornamentals to be fertilized? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more.
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grubs damage in the dirt Watch Out for These Insects This Fall
The number of insects wreaking havoc this time of year is decreasing, especially on ornamentals. However, there are some insects still active.
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seeding close-up Seeding 101: The Basics of a Successful Seeding
Getting Mother Nature’s help would greatly aid our endeavors, but alas, we all know we can’t totally rely on Mother Nature to get the job done right every time. However, there are several things WE can do to increase the chances for a successful seeding.
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fall leaves on the grass with the sun shining on them Where’s Your Focus? Early Order Tips for Lawn Care
Planning ahead and taking advantage of Early Order Programs can save you money and give yourself an edge against your competitors.
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Shared Values And Expert Service Help Clients Business Grow Shared Values And Expert Service Help Clients Business Grow
November 02, 2011 at 2:32 pm Category: Advanced Turf’s Solutions There’s something to be said for doing business with companies that share your values. Just ask Rob Palmer, owner of Weed Pro, an Ohio-based lawn care firm with clients ranging from residential and commercial, to cities and schools. Their services cover fertilization to seed control, […]
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Aqueduct Here There And Everywhere
By Larry Lennert – Territory Manager – Aquatrols There are seemingly endless choices of soil surfactant (wetting agent) products these days.  To complicate matters, some products have less than 20% active ingredient and are applied in ounces per acre, while other products contain 100% active ingredient and are applied in ounces per 1,000 square feet.  […]
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soft scale and other insects Soft Scale And Other Insects You Should Be Looking Out For
Soft Scale Because we had a significant warm up in the winter, there is a possibility that soft scale crawlers are already active and feeding. While you might think that the warm temperatures followed by the colder temperatures of the previous weeks could harm them, I’m sure it didn’t. Insects have been surviving for centuries […]
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ENP branding ENP TO MARKET FOLIAR-PAK BRAND NATIONALLY
Beginning summer 2017, EnP will market its Foliar-Pak brand of fertilizers nationally and retire the EnP Turf brand.
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Fall Leaf Removal
The vibrant colors of autumn leaves are a spectacular display, but once they begin to fall the lawn needs attention more than ever in order to prepare for the winter months ahead. Neglected leaves on the lawn inhibit air and light from reaching leaf blades, therefore reducing its ability to thrive. Turf growth begins to […]
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The ATS Order And Delivery Process The ATS Order And Delivery Process
During my days as a superintendent, the ordering process was a simple one: I would contact my Advanced Turf Solutions representative, Alex Cannon, with my product needs and they would arrive a short time later. Now that I am a Regional Operations Manager for Advanced Turf Solutions, I can tell you the process is considerably more complicated than just a "pull and ship" system. Today, I would like to elaborate on the journey your order takes from its inception to assembly and shipment to your doorstep.
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Fertilizing In The Summer Months
Welcome to a “normal” Midwest summer, if there is such a thing. During these long stretches of hot weather, we face several challenges. One challenge is the quality of our turfgrass areas tend to be less than ideal this time of year. Most of the time, our gut instinct is to help the turfgrass along […]
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Follow These 3 Steps To Keep Mosquito Bites At A Minimum This Summer
Mosquitoes can ruin a beautiful summer evening for us and even for our pets. While mosquitoes cannot be effectively controlled 100%, following the 3 steps below will help take back the night.
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Field of the Year: How ATS Helped theFort Wayne TinCaps Hit a Home Run
Parkview Field is home to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Beyond its brick archways at the gate lies the field with straight baselines shooting out from home plate and carpeted by lush green turf contrasted by the red clay boundaries.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products Advanced Turf Solutions Is Now Offering Bayer Products
Back Your Turf with Bayer- ATS Is Proud to Bring You Science for a Better Life
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Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015 Barenbrug Research, The RTF Brand / 2015
With the development of the RTF ( Rhizomatous tall fescue ), Barenbrug’s research group identified three distinctly different tall fescue morphotypes: Continental, Rhizomatous, and Mediterranean.  Of these three groups, the Continental-types are by far the most common. Evolving north of the Alps and Pyrenees mountains, Continental-types have been the mainstay of turf-type tall fescue breeding and production since the introduction of Rebel some 30 plus years ago. Named varieties of Continental-type tall fescue now number in the hundreds and are used throughout the world.
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collage of different types of weeds The Fall Broadleaf Herbicide Application
The calendar has rolled around to fall. Whatever services you provide, you are probably involved in all of them now – fertilization, aeration, seeding, landscape installation, and the list goes on. I hope broadleaf weed control is also on your list this fall, particularly addressing perennial broadleaf weeds and winter annuals. There is no better […]
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Calling All Soldiers
A good enemy knows when best to attack.  It seems that while we were all enjoying a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, one of our turf enemies took advantage that our guards were let down.  Armyworms abound in Tennessee, affecting turfgrass varieties ranging from hybrid bermuda to tall fescue.  Our Nashville sales team has fielded numerous […]
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Are You Ready For This?
For lawn care companies, this is quite honestly one of the most labor intensive but very important revenue-producing times of the year.
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close up of a pond and a fountain Aquatic Weeds Have You Frustrated?
Clipper aquatic herbicide is here to help! Clipper aquatic herbicide delivers fast and selective control of invasive and nuisance plants such as Cabomba, watermeal, duckweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, and hydrilla. A great combo for hydrilla control is a mixture of Clipper, Diquat and surfactant. Rate: Clipper 1 lb per surface acre-foot of water Diquat […]
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rain falling on grass 4 Tips To Keep That Green Color All Summer
For a healthy and green turf, treat your lawn with Foliar-Pak 30-0-0 and Foliar-Pak A.S. Fusion 7-0-0. Everyone knows that the dry, hot days of summer can do a number on the turf. Combat Mother Nature with these four simple tips. 1. Mow High  Short mowed turfgrass equals shallow roots. Higher mowed turfgrass allows for long deeper […]
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Avoid Mowing During Hot Temperatures
If at all possible, avoid mowing lawns in the hottest part of the day. This picture is a perfect example of the damage a mower can cause to heat or drought stressed turf.
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Don’t Let Your Lawn Miss A Meal
As summer sets in and the temperature starts to heat up, many lawns will start to show the signs of summer stress. But just because things are starting to heat up, don’t let your lawn miss a meal. As with any living thing, the healthier your lawn is going into a stressful period, the better […]
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Get Your Grub On
It will be time to start making those grub control applications before you know it.  Most of you are probably thinking about it already.  I’ve had several people ask me about recommended rates of imidacloprid because they read or heard about Bayer’s BMP for grub control.
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Spring Inventory
Due to the ‘long, cold, windy, extreme amounts of snow, and just miserable’ conditions this winter, all landscape operators need to be aware of what could await them in the landscapes.
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close-up of black carpenter ants Perimeter Insect Control
Lawn care operators can increase their bottom line by adding this very profitable additional service! I know that we are all still waiting for spring weather to arrive, but we are not the only ones. As the temperature increases, insects will become more active and will look to find a way into your customer’s homes. […]
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