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Native or Engineered Infield Soil, That is the Question
Selecting the right skinned infield surface is vital to the safety and playability of a baseball or softball field, and your choices will come down to engineered infield soil or native soil. Which is better? You be the judge.   
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close-up. of pen in the dirt Components of an Infield Mix
The infield mix is the soil used to build the skin surface of a baseball or softball field. Infield mixes are made up of three components: sand, silt, and clay. 
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close-up of pen and hay Cold Weather, Winterkill, and Athletic Fields
Winterkill is a general term used to denote turf loss during the winter. Unfortunately, winter conditions are not easy to predict and winterkill on turf is caused by a combination of factors including low temperatures, crown hydration, desiccation and ice cover.
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Bifenthrin Why Bifenthrin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does bifenthrin control best? Why would you choose to apply bifenthrin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the bifenthrin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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imidacloprid Why Imidacloprid Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does imidacloprid control best? Why would you choose to apply imidacloprid over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the imidacloprid Q&A video or the transcription below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson. Transcript: What insects does imidacloprid control best? Imidacloprid is a great all-around insecticide. It works […]
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golf course on a frosty morning Spice Up the Winter Months at Your Operation
Long stretches of cloudy, cold weather can quickly lead to the onset of the winter doldrums. Here are some ways to try to inject some fresh energy into your winter routines at the course.
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product roundup New Products of 2021
It’s almost time to celebrate the new year—but first, a look back at the new products that made an entrance in 2021.
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carts and next tee sign on a snow covered links golf course in ireland in snowy winter weather Golf Course Projects for Winter
Winter is the time to complete those projects around your golf course that have simply been on the backburner through playing season.
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2022 Winter Education Seminars featured image 2022 Winter Education Seminars
Advanced Turf Solutions is excited to continue its tradition of hosting education seminars throughout our service areas again this winter.
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2022 is a good year for business. Grass growing in the shape of year 2022, inside a transparent piggy bank. Budgeting for 2022 with Inflation and Shortages
Thanksgiving has passed, and the weather is turning colder. Now it’s time to invest some of your schedule in thinking about next year. Yes, it’s budget time again! But this year, it comes with a twist: the unknowns of inflation and shortages.
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exterior of warehouse with blue sky behind Small but Mighty: Winston-Salem Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the southernmost location in our family of facilities, and ATS has been proudly serving the Carolinas out of this warehouse since 2019.
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Empty golf course on a cold and foggy day Winter Golf in the Transition Zone
Many golf courses in Southern Indiana and throughout the transition zone have beautiful contrast between warm-season fairways and cool-season roughs from late fall to early spring. 
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Bottles of Micros Plus and Foundation Forty Bermudagrass and Winter
As we get into mid-November, we often start to think about “putting our bermudagrass to bed”. Preparing this turf for winter means different things for different turf managers.
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Pre-Winter Checklist for Cool-Season Baseball Fields
In preparation for spring, complete this checklist on your cool-season baseball field to “put it to bed” for winter.
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Hilly golf course in autumn in North Carolina Pre-Emergent Applications in the South
With the window to make fall pre-emergent applications on warm-season turfgrasses closing, here are some last-minute pointers for pre-emergent treatment.
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Cultural Practices to Prevent Snow Mold
The last thing your customers want to see when the snow melts next spring is mold growing on their lawn.
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gentleman cutting lawn Preparing Your Lawn and Landscape for a Long Winter’s 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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Benefits of Dormant Fertilization with Organics
Whether you’re responsible for lawn care or sports turf, an essential last procedure before winter is applying an organic fertilizer once the grass has stopped growing.
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close-up of pink snow mold on grass Snow Mold Prevention for Sports Turf
No one wants the first practice or game of spring to be ruined by snow mold. But, without preventative applications now, that’s a very real possibility—especially in the northern regions of the Midwest.
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baseball field with metal bleachers Putting Your Field to Bed
Before you call it a day—or year—out on the baseball field, there are a few things you should do to wrap up the season and put your field to bed.
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baseball field covered in snow with a blue sky and sun shining How to Prepare a Baseball Field For Winter
As the leaves change colors and the crack of a bat disappears, you should take some time to prepare your infield for next season. These five steps should help you prioritize the process. 
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Inflatable pumpkins glowing. Halloween background decoration out Help Your Lawn Recover from Halloween Decorations
The trick-or-treaters have come and gone, and now all that’s left are some deflated Halloween decorations in your lawn. If you moved the inflatables around while they were up, the grass underneath may be just fine. But if your yard is looking worse for the wear after being adorned by blow-up monsters all month, we have some tips to help it recover.
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brown, less brown, and green home lawns In His Own Backyard: A Lawn Renovation Story
As a lawn care professional, Doug Mattox spends his days making home lawns more beautiful. He recently decided it was time to give his own front yard a makeover. He renovated his 10,500-square foot lawn using seed, fertilizer, and nutrients from ATS.
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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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Row of traditional suburban homes and front lawns in nice neighborhood Getting the Most out of Your Fertilizer Applications
By now, you're aware of the skyrocketing material costs we’re facing going into the upcoming year. While we can't ignore the impact this will have on our day-to-day operations, these higher prices do open doors to opportunities we may not have considered before.
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Preparing Your Putting Greens for Winter
When I was a golf course superintendent, one of my favorite practices of the year was preparing our putting surfaces for the winter season. You may guess that was because it finally meant the end of another long season. Don’t get me wrong—that definitely was a bonus. However, the challenge and importance of winter preparation practices always intrigued me.
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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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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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