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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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holiday hours 2021 Holiday Hours
Advanced Turf Solutions will be open until noon on Friday, December 24. We will be closed on December 25 and January 1. From Monday, December 27 to Friday, December 31, we will have limited store hours and will not be following our normal delivery schedule. We will resume normal business hours and our normal delivery […]
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Award winners holding their awards in hotel lobby 2021 Operations Award Winners
Please join us in congratulating this year's award winners!
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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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December 15, 2021
Winter Education Seminar in Louisville, KY
Earn recertification credits for certified pesticide applicators in Kentucky and Indiana.
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SGXL machine in Steel Green Manufacturing trade show booth Steel Green Manufacturing Introduces New SGXL Coming Soon
As a proud dealer partner of Steel Green Manufacturing zero-turn spreader/sprayer equipment, we’re excited to share that Steel Green recently debuted a new machine called the SGXL.
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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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December 16, 2021
Winter Education Seminar in Covington, KY
Earn recertification credits for certified pesticide applicators in Kentucky and Ohio.
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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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January 26, 2022
Winter Education Seminar in Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Earn Pennsylvania recertification credits for certified pesticide applicators.
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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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Big rig long haul gray semi truck tractor transporting commercial cargo in dry van semi trailer going on the wet slippery road with water from melting snow and winter snowy trees on the hills Ice Melt Market Update
As we enter ice melt season, we want to make you aware of where the industry stands, what to expect this winter, and how to best meet the challenges ahead.
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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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Transportation Logistics of international container cargo shipping and cargo plane in container yard, Freight transportation, International global shipping. Market Update
As we enter the fourth quarter of 2021, we want to make you aware of disruptions in global production and distribution chains that will have substantial impacts on green industry businesses in 2022.
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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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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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