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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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LDS Precision Laboratories Q&A for Localized Dry Spot
We asked Chip Houmes, District Manager with Precision Laboratories, a few questions about localized dry spot. Learn what the symptoms of localized dry spot are, when it typically occurs, the tools we can use to combat the issue, and more in this Q&A. What is localized dry spot and what causes it? Localized dry spot […]
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What You Need to Know About Summer Decline on Bentgrass and Bluegrass
During the summer months, a decline in turf quality and growth can be a significant problem on putting greens, affecting both bentgrass and bluegrass. Several stressors, both abiotic and biotic, can be attributed to it.
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Man driving a forklift in a warehouse Get to Know Our Newest Facility in Wheeling, Illinois
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. The warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois, is the newest addition to our family of facilities.
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Another Day, Another Dollar (Spot)
On golf courses in the United States, more money is spent managing dollar spot than any other turfgrass disease. Here are some things to know about the disease and how to control it.
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Employee Spotlights: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House
Meet three of our hardworking operations employees: Walter Tate, Henry Vian, and Derek House.
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What to Know When Selecting Kentucky Bluegrass
Kentucky bluegrass has long been a favorite choice for turf, and for those in the northern, cool climates, it just may be the best choice for a lawn. When looking for a Kentucky bluegrass, make sure to cover the basics. It’s important to think not only of your immediate needs but for the length you will have the turf in use.
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Seeding Into Heavy Traffic Areas
The seeding strategies I am talking about today are focused on low-budget, high-sensitivity projects in heavy traffic areas that have been neglected to the point where someone would ask for my help.
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seed germination Stopping Seed Mortality with Proper Moisture Management
hile getting grass seed to grow seems to involve anything but absolutes, consistently providing these critical components will help maximize the return on investment from your seed.
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Grass Seed Update
As we approach the fall seeding season, we want to make you aware of the current seed harvest situation, market conditions, and the impact on price and availability.
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Gravel parking lot with weeds growing around line of parking stops Bareground Control
Various scenarios have prompted questions about bareground control this year. Like many of the challenges we help our customers with, this one has numerous control options that differ by cost and ease of use.
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Baseball and glove near base The Ins and Outs of Base Maintenance
Of the many responsibilities you have as a field manager, base maintenance is probably not the most exciting. But it is certainly important for the field and the game itself. 
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Baseball player feet running to base on field, dirt and dust moving from action of athlete What Does Field Drainage Have to Do with Player Safety?
There’s no question that drainage is an essential part of field management, but do you know how critical it is to player safety?
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Person using hose to water infield of baseball field Don’t Forget to Hydrate
Hydrating the infield does much more than just make it look tidy. A well-hydrated infield has better playability and is safer.
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Advice for a Stress-Free Summer
Summertime conditions can be very stressful for turf — and for turf managers. Heat stress, drought stress, and rapid fungus growth are just a few of the issues facing turf managers this time of year.
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Cultural and Chemical Solutions to Fungus in Cool-Season Turf
Going into summer, we’re all on the lookout for disease pressure in cool-season turf. There are plenty of pathogens to deal with this time of year, but in this article we’ll focus on a few of the most common: summer patch, dollar spot, brown patch, and leaf spot.   
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goosegrass Post-Emergent Control of Crabgrass and Goosegrass
It’s not too late to get a crabgrass or goosegrass invasion under control. With this arsenal of post-emergent herbicides, you can reclaim any lawn from the summer weeds that infest it.
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Environmental Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
A healthy lawn not only creates curb appeal but also contributes to the health of the environment. Here are some of the many environmental benefits of a healthy lawn . . .
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irrigation High-Quality H2O
In the movie "The Water Boy," Bobby Boucher was passionate, to say the least, about water. If you manage turf on a golf course, you probably put a similar value on water as Bobby did.
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Will Armament Benefit My Fertility Program?
Armament is a patented, proprietary, high-molecular-weight polymer distributed by Advanced Turf Solutions. Best described as a humic acid on steroids, it carries a heavy negative charge.
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Summer Patch Control for Golf Courses
With the arrival of long, hot days comes an unwelcome visitor to the golf course: summer patch. A strategy that combines chemical and cultural tactics is your best defense against the destruction it causes.
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bentgrass 5 Quick Tips for Stress-Free Bentgrass Putting Greens
We all know that turf diseases will attack the most stressed and least healthy grass on the putting green. With that in mind, here are 5 quick tips to reduce summer stress.
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turf staff workers shaking hands Communicating with Your Staff
Most of the time in the turf industry, we're the first and the last - the first to arrive and the last to leave. But at times, we're also the last to know what's going on.
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Golf Course in Summer Addressing the Inevitable: Summer Heat Stress
We gathered some of the best advice from our Sales Reps on how to promote healthy greens during summer heat. Incorporating some of the following tips in your routine will help you beat the heat and survive summer.
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Dragging-the-infield Ensure Infield Playability by Dragging the Infield
Why is dragging the infield so important?
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Localized Dry Spot on grass Get Ahead of Summer Stress Issues with Early Wetting Agent Applications
Moving your program up a month can make a significant impact on playing surfaces in the summer months. A
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Florence Get to Know More About Our Florence, Kentucky, Facility
We have 23 locations that proudly serve our customers in 14 states. Our Florence, Kentucky, location has been open since September 2007. The staff pride themselves on having the highest level of customer service and go above and beyond for each customer no matter the order size. If they cannot answer your question, they will reach out to their knowledgeable sales staff that can.
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Zoysia Set Your Zoysia Apart From the Pack
The one area zoysia lags behind other grasses is color. Rarely do you see a deep, dark green zoysia surface, but it can be done while also promoting better turf health.
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zoxy-t and zoxy 2f 2 Important Tools in Your Control Arsenal: ArmorTech ZOXY 2F and ArmorTech ZOXY-T
As we approach another turfgrass disease season, two fungicide active ingredients remain important, viable tools in your control arsenal: Azoxystrobin and Tebuconazole. A little information on each follows to help you make the most of your disease control programs.
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The Cicadas Are Coming!
Much of the ATS sales area will experience Brood X this year.  It is the largest brood of the 17-year periodical cicada. This brood of cicadas has been feeding on tree roots for the last 17 years. In May, when the irises are blooming, the nymphs will crawl out of the ground and molt into adults.
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dollar spot FMC Q&A for Dollar Spot and Brown Patch
We asked Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, a few questions about dollar spot and brown patch. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot and brown patch are, when applications should begin, what happens if you miss your first app, and more in this Q&A.
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Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important. Particle Distribution in Fertilizer: Why It’s Really Important.
Do you think about what is in the bag of fertilizer before purchasing and applying? The analysis and information are confirmation of what is in the bag. But how it’s put in that bag can be very important.
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water quality Disappointed By Your Pesticide Performance? Maybe It’s Your Water Quality.
Have you ever been disappointed in your pesticide performance? Could it be your water quality?
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Red Calcine Layout Choosing the Right Infield Products – Calcined vs. Vitrified
Do you know the differences between calcined clays and vitrified conditioners?
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bermuda zoysia nimblewill Removing Nimblewill, Bermuda, and Zoysia from Cool-Season Lawns
When cool-season grasses start to green up in the spring, you might start taking calls from upset homeowners seeing brown spots in their lawns. In some cases, the brown spots are species of grasses that green up later in springtime. Three grass species to watch out for that green-up later in spring are nimblewill, zoysiagrass, […]
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close up of home plate and gentleman leveling the dirt in the infield Let’s Play! Checklist for Practices and Game Days
The game season is starting, and you're prepping your fields for play! It's time to fertilize and overseed any worn areas in the turf and repair the infield after a winter's nap. Once the turf and infield are in tip-top shape, here's a handy reminder of the steps to make sure your field can withstand the rigors of practice and game day. 
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Knock Out Roses: Dealing with Rust and Rose Slugs
Advanced Turf rep and insect enthusiast Nikki Hendrickson found some issues on the Knock Out roses at our corporate headquarters. Watch this video to identify and treat rust and rose slugs.
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Bring Your Turf into New Life with These Tips
Our golf courses, sports turf, and lawns are now breaking dormancy and coming into their own new life. Here are some products that will help your turf along the way.
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