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These creeping thistles (Cirsium arvense) were growing near Adamstown, Maryland. Hard to Kill: Thistle
Both native and invasive thistles are present in the geography. Native thistles include field thistle and swamp thistle, which can be confused with invasive thistle species. Those non-native species include Canada thistle and bull thistle.
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Preparing Your Putting Greens for Winter
A good portion of the ATS geography is currently experiencing changing colors, falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and shorter days . . . all signs that Old Man Winter will be arriving soon. With this comes the closing of the 2022 golf season.
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Snow and Ice Removal Resources
Ice solutions include more than products and equipment. This blog post will present some other resources to help you manage snow and ice for your customers this winter.
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white clover Hard to Kill: White Clover
White clover, also known as white trefoil, honeysuckle clover, or Dutch clover, is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat it.
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Protecting Evergreen Shrubs From Harsh Winter Cold And Winds
Desiccation is the dehydration of a plant. It takes place when water loss arises in the leaves through transpiration, which occurs during the winter as brutally cold winds rip through our region. Evergreen shrubs maintain their foliage throughout winter, so, protecting them from desiccation will ensure they do not dry out and die during our […]
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Benefits of Turfgrass Colorants
Turfgrass colorants don’t simply mask dormant grass. They provide benefits that lead to healthier plants, more efficient chemical applications, and extended playability.
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Closeup of Glechoma hederacea foliage in a public garden Hard to Kill: Ground Ivy
Ground ivy, also known as creeping Charlie or gill-over-the-ground, is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat ground ivy.
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wet green grass lawn with water texture Effects of Excessive Rain on Turf
Excessive rain can have adverse effects on turfgrass health. Below are a few such outcomes.
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Edward McCourt Park is located in the Colllege Park East neighborhood of Saskatoon. Post-Season Infield Maintenance
Post-season maintenance on the infield surface is an important process. There are a few maintenance practices you should do every year. Adding infield mix is one that you can do every two or three years.
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Recently Added Products: Fall 2022
Advanced Turf Solutions added five product offerings over the past few months. Learn more about each one below. N Stabilizer Foliar-Pak N Stabilizer is a nitrogen stabilizer that you can blend with urea fertilizers to minimize volatilization loss. N Stabilizer slows urea hydrolysis by inhibiting the urease enzyme’s activity. Sempre Verde Foliar-Pak Sempre Verde is […]
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What Not to Do When Treating for Dallisgrass
What not to do when treating for dallisgrass.
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Repairing Drought Damage in Your Lawn
If your lawn endured drought conditions this summer, now is the time to repair the damage so it can survive winter. Here are five ways to help your lawn recover from drought damage.
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Fall Fertilization on Golf Courses
Fall is upon us, with winter soon to follow. We must take the proper steps to help turf recover from summer stresses and prepare for the winter ahead. Below are some common practices to do just that.
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deadnettle Controlling Winter Annual Weeds
What are winter annual weeds? How and when can you control them? Keep reading to find out.
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pink snow mold Protecting Your Golf Course Turf From Snow Mold with AMGUARD
Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the transition from summer to fall and winter has begun. Now is a good time to start thinking about one of the last and most important cultural practices of the year, protecting your golf course turf from snow mold.
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Front view of modern residential home during early autumn season in Northwest of United States. Maple trees beginning to change leaf colors. Fertility Options for Trees and Shrubs
September is the time of the year customers reach out with seeding, turf fertilizer, and early order questions. It’s also the time of the year to start planning ornamental fertility programs. 
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Aeration, Overseeding, and Topdressing: Why Fall?
You probably know that fall is the time to aerate, overseed, and topdress the turf areas on your baseball or softball field, but do you know why? Keep reading to learn more about these maintenance practices and their significance this time of year. 
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Adding Infield Mix to a Leadoff Area
With fall baseball season around the corner, now’s the time to bring the first base leadoff area up to grade by adding infield mix.
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Fall Dethatching and Overseeding Services
Fall is the perfect time to sell your customers on dethatching and overseeding services. A tool like the SG Rake attachment can help you complete those services efficiently.
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Fall Broadleaf Weed Control Strategy
Strategizing for your fall broadleaf herbicide applications can minimize or even prevent next year’s weed problems.
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EOP Secured for Golf Courses
Why and how should golf course superintendents participate in EOP?
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EOP Secured for Lawn & Landscape
Why and how should lawn care companies participate in EOP?
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Preparing for Fall
As much as we look forward to fall’s arrival, it doesn’t always come without stress. Shorter days, reduced staff, member expectations, leaf removal, agronomic programs, course projects, budgeting, and early order programs are all headed on a collision course over the next three to four months. How well you prepare for all of these issues now can have a profound impact on your results. This blog post will outline steps you can take to ensure you are maximizing your fall production.
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Dialed In: Lewis Center Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Lewis Center is one of five locations in Ohio and has been a part of the ATS family since 2010.
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close-up of fungicide on grass Tank-Mix Partners for Snow Mold Sprays
Surfactants, pigments, and PGRs are all beneficial tank-mix partners for snow mold sprays. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits they can add to your fall applications.
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FAQs About Fall Fertilization
When is the best time for fall fertilization? When should I stop fertilizing warm-season grasses in the transition zone? What type of fertilizer should I use?
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gentleman applying top dressing on baseball field Turf and Infield Topdressing
Two kinds of topdressing occur on baseball and softball fields: one on the turf and the other on the infield. They have different processes but a similar concept, which is to finish the surface by adding material on top. This blog post will cover both types of topdressing.
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Golf course Benefits of Fall Wetting Agent Applications
Often when we use wetting agents, we think of using them to assist with hot and dry summer conditions—and rightfully so. Wetting agents help turf managers with moving and holding water to achieve their playing surface goals during the tough parts of summer. Continuing these applications into the fall, however, can prove to be extremely beneficial for the current season while preparing for success in the next season.
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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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Golf course putting green with flag in autumn colors Late-Summer Recovery
This blog post will look at practices for turfgrass recovery at the end of summer. 
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Suburban home in early Autumn as the leaves begin to turn Late-Season Fertilization on Cool-Season Lawns
Late-season fertilization is an essential service to provide your customers with cool-season lawns.
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Mountain Golf course in Autumn near Cashiers - North Carolina Late-Season Fertility for Warm-Season Turf
When it comes to late-season fertility, warm-season grass has different needs than cool-season grass because of its unique growth habits and nutrient requirements.
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Golf course putting green and collar Collar Decline and What You Can Do About It
Collar decline is normally not the result of just one causal agent. Typically, it is the combination of numerous factors that result in lower quality turfgrass on collars than in surrounding areas. The summer months bring higher temperatures and drought stress, making this the period when most collar decline occurs. Let’s look at some causes of collar decline and how you can remedy each one.
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Golfer legs at golf tournament practice swing with golf club. Golf players on green lawn putting golf ball in the hole. Golfing competition or tournament. Helping Your Course Recover From a Tournament
Hosting a tournament on your golf course is an exciting honor, but it’s also a labor-intensive process from start to finish. In this blog post, we’ll focus on the “finish” aspect and look at helping your course recover from tournament traffic.
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Fall fertilization Planning for Fall Fertilization
As we approach the fall season, the environment transitions to cooler temperature and different sun angles for less intense heat throughout the afternoon. This is the best time of the year for summer recovery, and this sets the tone for healthier turf in the spring.
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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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Newly Aerated Golf Course Putting Green Aeration Recovery
Now’s the time to start planning aeration for your course. Aeration is a critical practice to help your course recover from summer stress, but it also requires some recovery of its own.
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Panoramic view of soccer field stadium and stadium seats Overseeding Your Athletic Field
Not overseeding—or not overseeding at the proper rate—is one reason why athletic fields fail. Now’s the time to make a game plan to overseed your athletic field this year.
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Automatic watering system at a sports stadium. Watering natural lawn grass Auditing Your Field’s Irrigation System
An irrigation audit measures how much and where the system is watering. STMA recommends the “catch can” method to conduct an audit, which involves placing catch cans in a grid pattern on the field. After leaving the system on for a period of time, you measure the water in each catch can and identify discrepancies between different locations on the field.
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Sports field at sunset. Alleviating Drought Stress on Athletic Fields
This time of year, drought stress is a threat to turfgrass on athletic fields. Drought-stressed turf is less tolerant to traffic, weeds, and diseases. Since you can’t control the weather, what can you do to at least alleviate drought stress for your field? After you’ve audited your irrigation system, use it to help lessen the […]
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