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The Unique Features of Linemark Machines Why Youre Going To Applaud The Linemark Paint System
January 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm The innovative Linemark products are new to the United States, but have gained acclaim in the UK and several other countries. Those products are also currently used in some of the largest stadiums in the world and have been used in many major sports events, including the 2012 Olympics […]
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straw on grass seed Seeding 101 The Basics Of A Successful Seeding
For those of us in the turf business, it is the perfect time of year to tackle those seeding projects on our lawns and golf courses. Getting Mother Nature’s help with warm soil temperatures, cooler air temperatures, reduced weed pressures, and the return of consistent rainfall events would greatly aid our endeavors, but alas, we […]
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Armament Znb Armament Znb The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side
May 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm There are times in my travels when I often wonder if what I’m doing is really “making a difference.” Winter season means education season, which in turn includes quite a bit of travel for educational seminars across the Midwest. I thoroughly enjoy my time in front of people and […]
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It’s Not Dead, It’s Dormant
November 25, 2013 at 3:00 am With bermudagrass plants dormant this time of year, many people ask the question, “What happened to the field?  Is it dead?”. Short answer: no, it is dormant. Here is a photo taken 2 weeks ago. On the left is bluegrass sod. On the right is dormant Riviera bermudagrass. Why […]
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Learning From Last Season Preventing Winter Damage
May 19, 2014 at 3:00 am After the long winter I think everyone is happy to be outside dealing with turf issues, but depending on where you are, those issues could be quite extreme. I’ve seen excessive Bermuda loss in the South (and North) and equally significant cool season turf loss up North. Turf managers […]
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Fall Seed Promotion Extended
August 20, 2012 at 9:34 am Category: Product News We are all hearing about future price increases and shortages for seed this fall.  We recommend ordering your seed now, and Advanced Turf wants to help make this easier by extending our fall seed promotion through August 31st.
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June Employee Spotlight
June 05, 2015 at 11:19 am Category: Around the Turf Scene  Great relationships are the backbone of success for Advanced Turf Solutions (ATS). By developing a deep trust and rapport with their customers, our two “spotlight” sales employees have created great relationships, which have been the driving forces for their success each year. Tom Fox […]
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Fall Is Time To Clean Up Our Act
October 07, 2013 at 3:00 am This year we have seen huge variations in weather from a very wet spring and early summer, to a dry late summer and early fall. Even though it dried up late summer, diseases really got rolling early with all that rain, including bacterial diseases such as fire blight. Fire […]
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The Benefits Of Seaweed Extracts And Humic Acids
June 15, 2015 at 8:02 am Seaweed extracts (SWE) and humic acids (HA) are far from the novel tools that they were 20 years ago. Many turf managers and crop growers know firsthand the benefits that they can provide. Over the last 15 or 20 years, researchers have documented these benefits, especially as they relate […]
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Thank You For Another Great Year Thank You For Another Great Year
December 16, 2013 at 3:00 am It has been an exciting year at Advanced Turf Solutions. Mother Nature always keeps it interesting, but this year we were fortunate enough to experience another great year regardless of the weather. Our customers are some of the best in the industry, and we won’t take all the credit […]
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Dawn Hess March Employee Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions is committed to providing a complete customer service experience. In addition to excellent products and exceptional turf care knowledge by our sales representatives, Advanced Turf offers financial help to qualified customers. Our credit department accepts credit applications from our customers and establishes credit lines based on their credit worthiness. This allows our […]
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How Late Can You Use Broadleaf Herbicides
September 24, 2012 at 3:00 am Fall is here, now is a great time for broadleaf weed herbicide applications. With the summer drought stress thinning the turf, weeds have taken hold; take back the turf now by applying a fall broadleaf application. Fall is also an excellent time to tackle the “hard to control weeds” […]
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Foliar Pak Biosea And Wetting Agents Foliar Pak Biosea And Wetting Agents
Foliar-Pak BioSea + Wetting Agents April 29, 2013 at 3:00 am Each year in this industry, spring brings something new, unexpected, or even delayed.  By this time last year, we had several fungicide applications already down and most warm season grasses had been mowed several times. This year we are still waiting for things to […]
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Holganix Shows Remarkable Results On Bermuda Multi Purpose Fields
September 09, 2013 at 3:00 am Hello everyone, I wanted to share the remarkable results that we just uncovered out at the City Of Brentwood Parks and Rec. in Brentwood, TN on their Bermuda multi-purpose fields. Below you will find two pictures, the first showing an overall pic of the three fields that we pulled […]
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2016 May Employee Spotlight
May 26, 2016 at 7:51 am Our company is full of great employees, who go the extra mile for our customers. The two employees selected for the May 2016 Employee Spotlight are no exception. Let’s get to know, Jim Stoller and Sam White. Jim Stoller Employee Since 2010 Jim Stoller has 20 years of experience […]
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opinion poll Through The Looking Glass Millennials Their Preferences And Homeownership
February 08, 2017 at 10:30 am If you watch the news, the future can often seem bleak. You’ve heard about Millennials having difficulty finding good jobs and turning away from the values and ideals that many generations before them have firmly held to. I, like many, was getting increasingly concerned about the future of the […]
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Glyphosphate Glyphosphate Resistant Weeds And How To Minimize Resistance
May 23, 2016 at 10:25 am Fortunately, for those of us in the landscape industry, glyphosate resistance has not affected us like our brothers in agriculture. Some people working in industrial vegetation control have probably seen glyphosate-resistant marestail (horseweed), but I am betting a lot of people don’t realize kochia, common ragweed and giant ragweed […]
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Upcoming Events Trade Shows Upcoming Events Trade Shows
December 14, 2015 at 10:42 am Winter will really kick-in before we know it, and with winter comes the green industry trade show season. Here are the trade shows you will be able to find us at this season: January 6th – 8th, 2016Indiana Green Expo Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis, IN January 11th – 13th, […]
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Foliar Pak Aeration Recovery Program Foliar Pak Aeration Recovery Program
August 11, 2015 at 11:00 am Treat your aerated turf with a complete foliar program, including natural plant extracts and active L-amino acids. Give your turf the necessary advantage for rapid recovery. This program results in more rapid closure of core cultivation holes, improved turf recovery and higher quality turf. With the use of this […]
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Social media Build A Social Media Strategy In Three Easy Steps
December 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm Social media can appear overwhelming. There are countless networks to choose from (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pintrest, Instagram, and Snapchat, just to name a few). However, social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming. All you need is knowledge, a little time, and a plan. Whether you’ve already been using social […]
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lawn Lawn Diseases 2016
September 13, 2016 at 8:08 am The summer of 2016 has been quite favorable for the development of an assortment of infectious diseases on residential turf. The primary driver of all of this disease activity is the weather. In the lower Midwest, the combination of elevated temperature and ample precipitation since the beginning of August […]
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Protect Your Turf From Summer Stress With The Holiday Spray Program
May 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm Taking care of Northern turf is a tough job. During the summer months, stressors like heat, humidity, traffic, aeration, and disease pressure make it even tougher. That’s why BASF developed the Holiday Spray program. This easy-to-remember spray program will keep your turf fit, healthy, and resilient. Apply Intrinsic brand […]
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Meet the New Sales Team from Missouri and Illinois
January 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm Agro-Logics is now Advanced Turf Solutions – and it is still your one stop shop for nearly every aspect of turf, ornamental, aquatic, and athletic field maintenance. In January 2016, Agro-Logics joined the growing team of Advanced Turf Solutions to expand and provide even more for our valued customers. […]
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Drought Is Near
August 10, 2015 at 8:07 am For the most part, Mother Nature has been kind to the Ohio Valley this spring and for the first part of summer. But, as they say, “the end is near.” As we get into mid-August and September temperatures typically raise and rainfall amounts seem to disappear. So what should […]
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Update Fertilizer Raw Material Pricing Update Fertilizer Raw Material Pricing
April 05, 2012 at 2:55 pm Category: Product News This morning we received a revealing market update from a key fertilizer supplier on raw material pricing.  In an effort to help our customers plan future pricing, we would like to pass this information on to you today. Right now Urea pricing in the words of […]
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Sam Huff Man Of The Year
November 13, 2013 at 11:30 am Our very own Sam Huff had the honor of receiving the 2013 Winfrey P Bunton II Kentucky Turfgrass Man of the Year award, presented by Dr. AJ Powell Jr. and Dr. Dwight Barkley at the KTC Conference and Trade Show on Tuesday, October 22.  This prestigious award could not […]
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Education Seminars Promote New Business Opportunities Education Seminars Promote New Business Opportunities
January 28, 2013 at 9:19 am Winter is a good time to learn about opportunities to bring in new revenue and to find ways to differentiate yourself in the lawn care marketplace.  As a sales and product development manager, one of my objectives at Advanced Turf Solutions is to put together the Winter Education Meetings. […]
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Preparing An Infield After A Rain Event
July 27, 2015 at 10:19 am I get this question many times, “How do I prepare my infield after a rain event?” The first step is to have a balanced infield mix profile that is laser graded. Also, the correct depth of conditioner is important to take rain events effectively. With that said, let me […]
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Planning With Woolie Worms
October 21, 2013 at 2:59 am As winter approaches, the need for snow and deicing products nears. Advanced Turf Solutions is currently stocking the most results-oriented product line in the industry.  If you’re treating old concrete that may need some extra attention, we can help.  If you’re treating a parking garage and the concrete is […]
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The Ice Is Melting…..algae Is Growing
March 10, 2015 at 7:18 am Category: Around the Turf Scene The ice is melting and algae is growing. In fact, algae is growing under the ice as I write this. With ponds now full of rich nutrients from winter melt and runoff, plants and algae have all the nutrients they need to grow. They […]
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Fall Turfgrass Recovery Fall Turfgrass Recovery
September 17, 2012 at 3:00 am With the relief of August and September rainfall, we are finally getting out of the “summer of 2012” drought.  It has been, by all means, the worst summer most of us have ever experienced in our careers, and it has made us very aware of Mother Nature’s influence on […]
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How Do I Establish A Newly Seeded Area Quickly
“How Do I Establish A Newly Seeded Area Quickly?” April 01, 2013 at 3:00 am This is a question I am often asked by superintendents eager to establish turf in an area that they are renovating. The primary steps in establishing a newly seeded area include good preparation of the seedbed, proper drainage, quality seed, […]
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Stressed Trees Need Immediate Action Stressed Trees Need Immediate Action
September 30, 2013 at 3:00 am We have had another very stressful year with our landscape plantings and trees. We have had yet another year with an extended wet spring. Although the summer wasn’t as hot as the previous two seasons, August and early September were extremely dry. Unfortunately, trees and shrubbery have a rough […]
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iGo Deluxe with Impact XP Paint Part 2 The Linemark Paint System Is Available For Customers
May 24, 2016 at 8:14 am In part 1 of our Linemark paint system introduction, we discussed that Advanced Turf Solutions has teamed up with Linemark International to bring you the iGo series paint machines and Impact series paint as well as the basics of why these machines and paint are innovative and the best […]
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Nikki Hendrickson, Greg Pavlovcic, Brett Ziegler and Brian Hissem 2017 National Sales Meeting
January 19, 2017 at 10:53 am Early in January, our sales team, vendors, and industry experts gathered in the sunny state of Florida for our 2017 National Sales Meeting. The 3-day long meeting was brimming was new ideas, education, fun and camaraderie. Thank you to all of our vendors for supporting this event and our […]
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Rob Bennett The Employee Spotlight Blog Is A Year Old
April 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm The Employee Spotlight blog has reached the one-year mark! In honor of reaching this milestone, we have featured all the employees from the past year. Let’s get to know them all one more time.  Rob Bennett Regional Operations Manager Employee Since 2002                                 Read More> Rob Buckner Regional Operations […]
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Some Things Just Blend Well Together Bluegrass And Bermudagrass
December 07, 2015 at 10:22 am Rum and coke, tequila and lime, no matter what they are, some things just blend well together. Even bluegrass and bermudagrass blend well together. Our industry has been discussing this concept for sometime, but in the last few years, the thought process, interest, and testing have exploded (We have […]
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Golf Camp Aerification Is Like A Close Cut Shave
November 28, 2011 at 7:31 am Although most golfers think aerification is a needless process done only to keep them off the links, we all know it’s a necessary evil.  I always hated the problems that came from marking irrigation and drainage components.  An irrigation head or drain grate usually gets hit because the operator […]
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Turf Screen Reduces 75% of UV Radiation post Start Turf Screen Now And Improve Turf Quality
Summer conditions punish turfgrass. Beginning Turf Screen applications now will ensure your turf will retain enough energy and strength to withstand stresses of summer. Here's why you should begin Turf Screen applications now:  
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Managing Both Lawn And Ornamental Bed Weeds That Have Taken Over
September 12, 2016 at 10:20 am Fall is one of my favorite times of the year as I really look forward to the cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and Cleveland Browns football. Well, at least 2 of those things are worth the wait, right? Fall is also a great time to address issues that have surfaced […]
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