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close-up of purple roses Tips to Wake Up Landscape Beds for Spring
Find out how to wake up your customers' landscape beds for spring with these products and best practices.
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collage of z-spray guide machines Guide to Choosing the Perfect Z-Spray For Your Company
Lawn care companies come in many sizes with a wide variety of challenges. Z-Sprays can fix many of these challenges, but, with such a great selection of machines to meet your needs, how do you know which L.T. Rich machine is right for your company? Use this handy guide to help select the perfect Z-Spray.
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Pricing Strategy with dollar sign Eight Ways to Improve Pricing For Your Lawn Care Business
Avoid losing sales with eight pricing strategies.
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choice of career orientation Choosing a Career in Turf
If you are considering a career in the turf industry, there may be more options than you think.
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close-up of zoey the dog Winterkill – Should Lawn Care Managers Be Concerned?
With drought conditions going back to last year, and the combination of extreme cold we've seen recently with relatively little snow cover throughout much of the Midwest, athletic field managers or anyone who maintains Bermuda have been growing a bit nervous about how their turf will wake up come spring. Should lawn care operators share their concern for cool season turf?
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Offsetting Road Salts and High Sodium Levels in Turf and Ornamentals
Maintaining healthy turf and ornamental beds that are close to parking lots and roads can be difficult when ice melt and road salt are used in the winter. Find out what you can do to offset the harmful effects of salt and ice melt.
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interviewing with abc news Interview with RTV6: Dealing with Ice and Snow: Salt vs. Ice Melt
Indianapolis news channel RTV6 interviewed Sales and Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts about the differences between salt and ice melt and the best practices when using these products. Watch the segment to learn more.
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Ice Melt: 3 Myths Debunked
Learn the answers to the 3 biggest myths about ice melt.
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close up of crabgrass Crabgrass Control Thinking Out Side Of The Box
Traditionally, pre-emergent crabgrass control is applied in the spring. Even more traditionally, it is applied about the same time as the forsythia blooms, which is usually mid to late April in Central Indiana. However, with today’s technologies, tradition is no longer the norm.
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Truck with snowplow clearing road during snowstorm The Advantages of Liquid Ice Melt
Are you using liquid ice melt for commercial snow and ice management? If not, you are missing out on a valuable tool with lots of advantages.
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If You Build It Then It Will Come
The line, “if you build it, they will come” is well known from the movie Field of Dreams. I like to apply a variation of this line to my methodology for growing healthy turf. If you build healthy soil (“it”) then what “comes” of this practice is healthy turf. Or in other words, “If you build it, then it will come.”
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snowrator machine on the sidewalk in the winter Let’s Talk About the Weather
What do you talk about when you don't know what to talk about? Well, the weather of course. So, let's talk about the weather. For something we have no control over, it consumes a lot of our attention.
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two red/orange leafs on woodchips Essential Products for Cool Weather Herbicide Applications
Up here in my neck of the woods, technically it might be the armpit of the woods (geographically speaking), but I digress. Anyhow, around here in the Midwest, many of us will be spraying later than usual this season, which means there will be considerably more cool weather herbicide applications than in a typical fall. […]
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close up of frosty grass To Feed Or Not To Feed, That Is The Question
Many turf managers ask this question about dormant feeding of their turf. Why should I be feeding my turf, when it is not growing? Am I wasting my time and money? The answer is a resounding “no”.
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fresh green lawn The Secret to Success: How to Transform Sprouting Seed into Dense, Green Turf in Just Six Weeks
Advanced Turf Solutions and Hittle Landscaping worked together to make sure a larger retailer's lawn was ready for opening day.
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collage of different sale representatives Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Four New Sales Representatives
We have recently added four new sales representatives to our team in the lawn and landscape, golf, and sports turf markets.
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close-up of tractor trailer road Our Hilliard, Ohio Location Has Moved!
We have outgrown our space in Hilliard, Ohio, and are constructing a new building. In the meantime, we have relocated to an interim warehouse to better serve your needs.
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mowed lawn Preparing Your Lawn for a Long Winter 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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rain falling on grass Preparing Your Turf for Winter Dormancy
Despite difficult weather, you can still prepare your turf for winter with these tips.
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Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry
To know “what is going on in the industry,” volunteer at these organizations, especially the younger generation! See firsthand how you can make a difference! Below is a list of a few of the organizations in the Midwest. Be sure to search online or ask your colleagues about additional organizations for your profession.
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two gentleman smiling while holding awards Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer Receive the 2017 MRTF’s Award of Achievement
We are proud to announce that two of our very own, Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer, were among the recipients of the 2017 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation’s Award of Achievement. The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation is an organization that supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry. Each year since […]
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Dan Shemon and Joe Singles smiling for portrait Employee Spotlight: Dan Shemon and Joe Singles
Did you know that Detroit was the first city to have a concrete highway? Of course, it was only one mile on Woodward Avenue, but a small start can lead to something great. It led to Michigan being the first in many transportation innovations like superhighways and painted road centerlines. For us, we are excited […]
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leaves on the grass with sun shining on them Why Late Fall Fertilization Is Key to Spring Success
Late fall fertilization has been promoted as a means of prolonging turf color of cool-season grasses into the early winter and increasing turfgrass health. Some of the benefits of late fall fertilization that we see in next year’s growing season are earlier spring green-up, improved turf density, increased tolerance to spring diseases, and fewer weeds.
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seedlings on grass Factors You SHOULD Consider When Selecting Turfgrass Species for a New Seeding
There are many factors that SHOULD be considered when selecting a turfgrass species for a new seeding. Here is a comprehensive list of factors to consider:
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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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Blue fertiliser in brown bag on green grass 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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