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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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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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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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Golf Course in the Autumn Fall Disease Cleanup
Fall cleaning on the golf course includes fungicide applications to control diseases before the end of the season. With the proper treatments, you can set yourself up for a clean slate come spring. Here are five diseases to pay attention to this fall.
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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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golf greens with red flag and dusting of snow Winter Greens Health in the Transition Zone
Winter greens health in the transition zone has become a hot-button topic over the last few years. We’re finding that our approach can make all the difference.
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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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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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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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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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Fall Field Maintenance 101
For a strong start to the spring sports season, now’s the time to complete field maintenance that will benefit turf health and player safety in the year to come.
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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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Line Marking Paint Consumption
With the ever-present limitations of budget, sports field managers at every level are looking for the most efficient ways to get things done. An exciting innovation to help field managers is the cone nozzles from Linemark, which use less paint than flat fan nozzles. 
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Guidelines for Out-of-Bounds and Transition Areas
A common misconception about sports turf managers is that their responsibility ends where the sidelines begin. But managers are responsible for player safety in the out-of-bounds and transition areas too, and there are some important considerations for them to keep in mind as they navigate the season.
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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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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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EOP Advice from Superintendents
With global supply issues reaching every corner of the industry this year, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of early order programs (EOP). EOP is a great way to secure products early and optimize your budget for next year, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. We asked some superintendents to share their advice for getting the most out of EOP this season.
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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 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 Golf
Advanced Turf Solutions makes EOP easy. Find out the latest manufacturer programs for golf here.
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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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Poa annua seedling When Poa Annua Rears Its Ugly Seedhead
Whether you’re trying to manage or reduce the population of Poa annua, it is, and will likely always be, a challenge to superintendents everywhere.
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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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Dallisgrass seedheads It’s Complicated: Dallisgrass Control
Hailing from South America, dallisgrass has become a challenge for both superintendents and golfers. It was brought to the United States in the 1800s and has since invaded the South into the transition zone.
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close-up of fungicide on grass Preventative Snow Mold Spray Best Practices
No one wants a spring course reveal ruined by snow mold. But, without snow mold applications in the fall, this could happen to your course (especially in the northern regions of the Midwest). 
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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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Closeup of a green football field. Benefits of Natural Turf
If you’re a sports turf manager, you’re well-acquainted with the controversy about playing surfaces. You’ve probably even joined the debate a time or two, at least to justify your choice between a natural or artificial field.
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Grub damage to a grass field Late Summer Grub Control
Like you, beetles prefer healthy turf! Good turf and soil conditions are beneficial for the development of eggs and larvae, so female beetles prefer to lay their eggs in healthy turf stands.
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Soccer field Seeding Double
Both overseeding and dormant seeding go a long way in maintaining a healthy field. Here’s what you need to know about each.
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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: Fungal Diseases
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 of the more mysterious causes is fungal diseases.
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A wide angle shot of a baseball field. Spring Success Starts Now
With the spring season months past and summer baseball and softball coming to a close, it’s easy to want to take a break from all the action, leave the field behind, and enjoy a break from the grind. However, the 2022 season will eventually arrive.
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Poison hemlock Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace? How to Tell
You may have heard about poison hemlock in the news recently, as it’s making headlines for its aggressive growth in the United States this year. The invasive plant is spreading throughout the country, and with it, concerns about the severe risks it poses.
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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: Poor Irrigation
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. Some of the causes are out of your control, but a more controllable one is irrigation.
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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: Thatch Buildup
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 right under your feet is thatch buildup.
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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: Insects
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 of the easier causes to identify, though, is insects.
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Foliar-Pak Foundation Forty and CSi L jugs Enhanced Summer Stress Relief at Your Fingertips
We live in an instant gratification society. Luckily, Foliar-Pak has two products that work together well to provide immediate summer stress relief.
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