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Grass Heals the Scars of Humanity
As we all find ways to navigate through life’s challenges there needs to be a sense of calm in our day to day lives.  A place we can relax and take comfort.  Where the senses can be revitalized and take a break. 
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Fall Seeding Tips: Maximizing Your Turfgrass Investments Fall Seeding Tips: Maximizing Your Turfgrass Investments
From the home lawn to the biggest events under the brightest lights, getting grass seed to grow can seem frustratingly simple to unnecessarily complicated. From time to time, we interact with customers who experience turfgrass seed failure or simply do not see firsthand the experience they had hoped. We understand the frustration of our customers […]
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berlin_edges Edges Advice: Head Baseball Coach Mike Weaver
First and foremost, I would say I’m not an expert. So, I rely on the recommendations of the experts at ATS, like Brian French, who I owe a lot to for our fields and the condition they are in at only two years old. Second, we only cut the infields with a push mower 2x […]
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Advanced Turf Solutions Sports Services
Not sure where to begin performing maintenance, renovation, or construction tasks? Learn more about what our sports services division offers.
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The Best Time to Plant Cool-Season Grasses
So why all the spring seed displays and advertisements when university extension documents across the country point people away from this? All I can come up with is the weather is turning warmer, people are sick of being inside, and want to make their yard pretty after it may have been off-color for a few months. Also, farmers are out planting at this time, so it’s gotta be the right time to plant lawns, right? Well, not really. In my former position as a university extension specialist, I would tell people the best time to seed is this fall. The second-best time to seed? Next fall…
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Turf Merchants The Balance Between Production and Turf Quality
Cool-season turfgrass suppliers are continually looking to improve their product lines of proprietary varieties in order to bring the best genetics to their customers. Plant breeders are always developing new cool-season turfgrass varieties to improve upon a multitude of desirable turf characteristics. These turf traits range from wear tolerance, disease resistance, leaf texture, turf color, […]
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Building a Foundation with Soil Testing
To create value and to maximize the return on investment of fertilizer, it is important to apply the correct rates and the correct combination of fertilizer.
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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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kyllinga Managing the Difficult to Control Warm-Season Weeds: Kyllinga, Doveweed, and Dollarweed
It is time to think about weeds that you might find difficult to control in warm-season turf.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Now Offers Soil Moisture and Compaction Measurement Products from Spectrum Technologies, Inc.
Advanced Turf Solutions is proud to carry Spectrum Technologies, Inc.’s line of affordable measurement technology for soil moisture and compaction.
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red thread Be Ready for Red Thread
Red thread is a fungal turfgrass disease that can strike pretty much any time during the year. However, conditions in the spring and fall, which typically include prolonged periods of cool and wet weather, are perfect for red thread. The pathogen prefers conditions that promote slow turf growth, and long periods of cool and wet weather do just that.
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bermuda Slow Bermuda Green Up
Is the bermudagrass you’re managing slow to green up? This is not uncommon.
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dollarspot_anthracnose Dollar Spot and Anthracnose Q&A with BASF
We asked BASF a few questions about dollar spot and anthracnose. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and anthracnose consist of, how applications should be managed, and what challenges we are facing when controlling these diseases in this Q&A. Dollar Spot What are the symptoms of dollar spot that we need to look out […]
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AskATS #AskATS Sports Turf Edition
Thoughts on hydroseeding bluegrass for soccer fields? Past experience, pros and cons? Compared to traditional slit? –@_GodMadeAFarmer Brian Winka: “I don’t have any experiences hydroseeding soccer fields, but I know that it can be an economically effective way to seed if needed. I prefer slit seeding with a good seeder, like a Charterhouse, because it […]
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Smart Turf: Fraze Mowing
April and May offer a window for fraze mowing, especially now that fields are temporarily unavailable for play. Read about the fraze mowing process and how ATS can help improve the health of your field.
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Smart Turf: Building a Set of Base Anchors
Check out our Smart Turf guide to building your own set of base anchors.
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A Great Tank Mix to Control Unwanted Grass and Weeds on Warning Tracks and Infields During Social Distancing Due to COVID-19
Collectively, we are in a challenging time. Playing surfaces are out of play with social distancing due to COVID-19. Baseball and softball infields and warning tracks can quickly become covered in weeds and unwanted grass.
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tractor pulling the sandmaster Sports Turf Solutions: The SandMaster
The SandMaster and the Verti-Quake help to improve the quality of the turf. Find out how Advanced Turf can use these machines to keep your sports field ready for play.
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Common Phenological Events Quiz Common Phenological Events Quiz
To learn more about common phenological events visit this blog post.
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three different grass samples Outstanding Results with Foliar-Pak’s Armament
Does fertilizer coated with Foliar-Pak's Armament really give better results with turfgrass establishment and growth compared with uncoated fertilizer? The results from a pan test conducted by Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts give a resounding yes!
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close up of grow tarps Grow Tarps: The Essential Tool for Growing Warm-Season Grass in the Transition Zone
The desire to play sports all year long has increased drastically in recent years. Sports knows no boundaries on the calendar which provides a new set of issues for the professionals in the sports turf industry. Growing grass in the transition zone already comes with its own set of challenges, but growing grass in February, […]
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close up of outfield and infield New Engineered Infield Mix for Custom Soil Installations
Some exciting things are happening within our sports turf division, including the availability of a new engineered infield mix for custom soil installations.
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close of crabgrass Crabgrass Control and Seeding Strategies for Cool-Season Sports Turf
There are plenty of pre and post-emergence herbicides to control crabgrass in cool-season turfgrass, but they all have certain intervals when one cannot seed. Here several sports field scenarios and tips to fit the herbicides around the seeding windows.
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8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf 8 Guidelines to Follow For Applying Herbicides To Dormant, Warm-Season Turf
If you who work with warm-season turf, you may be loading your sprayer with a non-selective herbicide, like glyphosate or glufosinate, for weed control now or soon. To keep applications going smoothly, follow these guidelines. Assess your warm-season turf’s dormancy. What is your turfgrass’s current level of dormancy? Is it just going into dormancy? Is […]
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Mark Armstrong headshot Advanced Turf Solutions hires Mark Armstrong
Advanced Turf Solutions is pleased to announce that Mark Armstrong, formerly of Creative Grounds Group LLC, an Ohio-based athletic field contractor, has joined its growing sports field division.
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2020 Winter Education Seminar post 2020 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is continuing its tradition of hosting education seminars across our trade area. Select a seminar to view the agenda and RSVP online.
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Landscaping with Weigela Shrubs and Rock Retaining Wall Ultimate Ornamental Package: Building Strong Soils to Grow Strong Trees and Shrubs
You may have used Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package on annuals to get big beautiful blooms, but have you used this mixture to nourish your trees and shrubs? Find out how.
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tons of people standing around Steel Green manufacturing tent at venue Steel Green Reveals New Equipment Features and Announces Early Order Program with Advanced Turf
At the 2019 GIE+EXPO, Steel Green Manufacturing revealed several new features on 2020 spreader/sprayers and announced an early order program valid for Advanced Turf Solutions customers only- offering up to 7% off 2020 machines purchased by November 30th. Download the flyer for more details on the early order program. Steel Green made its public debut […]
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Scary Turf Stories with Brian French Scary Turf Stories
Scary stories are just more fun during Halloween. Advanced Turf Sports Turf Specialist/Demo Equipment Sales Rep Brian French tells us a real-life scary turf story.
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front view of garage with fresh green grass around it Using Mesotrione at Seeding Time
“You can pay me now, or you can pay me later." Remember those commercials about oil filters? This same catchphrase can be applied to using Mesotrione at seeding time.
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Steel Green machine 36 SG Fall Maintenance Tips for Steel Green Machines
Keep your Steel Green sprayer-spreader in tip-top shape with these fall maintenance tips!
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Innovative Turf Services’ Team to Join Advanced Turf Solutions Innovative Turf Services’ Team to Join Advanced Turf Solutions
Advanced Turf Solutions is pleased to announce that Marc Petrus, President of the Virginia-based distributor, Innovative Turf Services, Inc., is joining its team starting September 1st. With Petrus and Innovative Turf Services’ sales team on board, Advanced Turf Solutions plans to expand its business into the Commonwealth of Virginia this fall.
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blue sky and sun shining Tips for Making Seasonal Irrigation Changes
As we approach the time when the daylight hours get shorter, and the sun angle drops lower in the sky, take a few minutes to review your watering schedule to make sure it matches the changing weather conditions.
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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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close up of rocks and minerals Go Granular on Sports Turf This Summer
No spray equipment? No problem! Learn how you can manage turfgrass stressors on sports turf with a granular program.
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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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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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