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Agronomic Plans: A Roadmap to Success
With the growing season coming to a halt, it now becomes time to ask the question, “Are you prepared for next year?” Read about how having an agronomic plan will provide good communication, better financial management, and is generally a roadmap to success for the next year.
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Winter Education Seminar- Covington, Kentucky
Please join us for a Turf Management Winter Education Seminar in Covington, Kentucky, on December 20, 2017.
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The Advantages of Liquid Ice Melt
Are you using liquid ice melt for commercial snow and ice management? If not, you are missing out on a valuable tool with lots of advantages.
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Cracking the FRAC Code
When choosing fungicides, one needs to take into consideration the possibility of the fungus developing resistance to that particular fungicide. The development of resistance is more likely in some fungicides than others.
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LT Rich Products Introduces the Snowrator ZX4
The revolutionary snow removal system from the makers of the Z-Spray and Z-Plug: the Snowrator ZX4.
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Let’s Talk About the Weather
What do you talk about when you don't know what to talk about? Well, the weather of course. So, let's talk about the weather. For something we have no control over, it consumes a lot of our attention.
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The Benefits of Bluemuda on Golf Courses
Clubs have experienced increased memberships and rounds after interseeding Bluegrass into Bermuda. It has allowed clubs to renovate from a warm season course to a cool season feel, with little or no disturbance.
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Lawn Care Winter Education Seminar – Western Pennsylvania
Join us for a lawn care winter education seminar Wednesday, January 31st at Manor Valley Golf Course in Pennsylvania.
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Essential Products for Cool Weather Herbicide Applications
Up here in my neck of the woods, technically it might be the armpit of the woods (geographically speaking), but I digress. Anyhow, around here in the Midwest, many of us will be spraying later than usual this season, which means there will be considerably more cool weather herbicide applications than in a typical fall. […]
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The Secret to Success: How to Transform Sprouting Seed into Dense, Green Turf in Just Six Weeks
Advanced Turf Solutions and Hittle Landscaping worked together to make sure a larger retailer's lawn was ready for opening day.
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Timing of Proxy Applications for Poa Annua and Annual Bluegrass Seedhead Control
Bayer Green Solutions updates on improving overall seedhead control.
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Advanced Turf Solutions Welcomes Four New Sales Representatives
We have recently added four new sales representatives to our team in the lawn and landscape, golf, and sports turf markets.
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Preparing Your Lawn for a Long Winter 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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Our Hilliard, Ohio Location Has Moved!
We have outgrown our space in Hilliard, Ohio, and are constructing a new building. In the meantime, we have relocated to an interim warehouse to better serve your needs.
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What Lies Beneath
When normal chemical applications are failing to clean up your putting greens, a soil test can be a valuable ally in detecting "the root of the problem."
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Bluemuda Field The Benefits of Bluemuda on Athletic Fields
Bluemuda is a concept of growing warm and cool season grasses together, year-round in the transition zone.
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Linemark iGo How to Winterize your Linemark iGo Machine Now
Get your Linemark iGO machine ready for the winter with these simple steps.
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Preparing Your Turf for Winter Dormancy
Despite difficult weather, you can still prepare your turf for winter with these tips.
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aerification Aerification for Sports Turf
Fall is approaching quickly and with it, aerification. Aerification is chiefly important for stopping soil compaction. Soil compaction can hinder or avert oxygen movement into the root zone and the percolation of water. It can also hinder the addition of better mediums and nutrients into the soil profile. All of these issues will, in turn, […]
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Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry Join These Organizations to Know What’s Going on in the Industry
To know “what is going on in the industry,” volunteer at these organizations, especially the younger generation! See firsthand how you can make a difference! Below is a list of a few of the organizations in the Midwest. Be sure to search online or ask your colleagues about additional organizations for your profession.
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Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer Receive the 2017 MRTF’s Award of Achievement
We are proud to announce that two of our very own, Stuart Cagle and Jamie Mehringer, were among the recipients of the 2017 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation’s Award of Achievement. The Midwest Regional Turf Foundation is an organization that supports turf research and education at Purdue University for the advancement of the turfgrass industry. Each year since […]
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Employee Spotlight: Dan Shemon and Joe Singles
Did you know that Detroit was the first city to have a concrete highway? Of course, it was only one mile on Woodward Avenue, but a small start can lead to something great. It led to Michigan being the first in many transportation innovations like superhighways and painted road centerlines. For us, we are excited […]
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Why Late Fall Fertilization Is Key to Success in Spring
Happy Fall! Or more like, where is fall?! We have had almost two weeks of high 80s/90-degree weather in the Midwest AND no rain to speak of. Hopefully, by the time you read this, mother nature has given us some reprieve. I thought I would take this opportunity to review the basics on “Why Fertilize […]
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selecting seed Factors You SHOULD Consider When Selecting Turfgrass Species for a New Seeding
There are many factors that SHOULD be considered when selecting a turfgrass species for a new seeding. Here is a comprehensive list of factors to consider:
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Pythium Prevent Pythium Root Dysfunction with FMC’s Best Management Tips
Could Pythium Root Dysfunction be destroying your creeping bentgrass? Discover how spring and fall applications of Fame™SC will keep away Pythium Root Dysfunction.
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seeding Seeding 101: The Basics of a Successful Seeding
Getting Mother Nature’s help would greatly aid our endeavors, but alas, we all know we can’t totally rely on Mother Nature to get the job done right every time. However, there are several things WE can do to increase the chances for a successful seeding:
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fall leaves Where’s Your Focus? Early Order Tips for Lawn Care
Planning ahead and taking advantage of Early Order Programs can save you money and give yourself an edge against your competitors.
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fall rooting program Use Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium to Build Roots with the Foliar-Pak Fall Rooting Program
When planning for fall fertility, you should think, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and roots.
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Foliar-Pak Winter Preparation Program: Fall Foliar
As summer draws to the end and the days grow shorter it is important to turn attention to preparing your turfgrass for cold weather.
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ground ivy How to Not Waste Your Time on Fall Broadleaf Herbicide Applications
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? Is now a good time for trees and ornamentals to be fertilized? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more.
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Watch Out for These Insects This Fall
The number of insects wreaking havoc this time of year is decreasing, especially on ornamentals. However, there are some insects still active.
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grub damage Is There Another Reason Your Field or Lawn Doesn’t Want to Recover?
As we wind down another summer, we begin to see how much of our turf damage is related to the summer weather, and that which leaves us looking for another explanation. Cooler days and nights will provide our landscapes with some much-needed relief and recovery; however, most of us will experience some turf that continues to look like mid-August.
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overseeding What to Do After Overseeding
Areas of your playing surface may start to thin as the turf receives traffic. Overseeding will help the thin areas to fill back in to maintain 100% cover. Here are a few tips to ensure the overseeding process is successful:
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divot mix How to Build a Divot Mix
How do you build a divot mix for a native soil field? All it takes is a simple blend of 2-3 products.
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Breathe Life into Turf That’s Running Behind
Turf that lacks color, density, and general good health may benefit from a recovery program.
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Tips For Better Mowing
Now that the spring rains have slowed down and the turf is starting to dry, mowing with sharp blades at the correct height is a great way to keep a dark green turf. Don’t cut cool season grass too short; taller heights provide deeper root systems, better appearance, and reduce weeds and crabgrass in your […]
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Spring Recovery Program
The way the winter has gone, some of us are bound to see at least some turf not green up as the temperatures rise this spring. Whether the cause is prolonged ice cover resulting in lack of oxygen, desiccation, low-temperature kill, crown hydration, or snow mold damage, you may have to shift into recovery mode […]
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Perimeter Insect Control
Lawn care operators can increase their bottom line by adding this very profitable additional service! I know that we are all still waiting for spring weather to arrive, but we are not the only ones. As the temperature increases, insects will become more active and will look to find a way into your customer’s homes. […]
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ENP TO MARKET FOLIAR-PAK BRAND NATIONALLY
Beginning summer 2017, EnP will market its Foliar-Pak brand of fertilizers nationally and retire the EnP Turf brand.
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Spring Inventory
Due to the ‘long, cold, windy, extreme amounts of snow, and just miserable’ conditions this winter, all landscape operators need to be aware of what could await them in the landscapes. The condition of many ornamental plants and also the turf may surprise you, due to those miserable conditions. It is time, while crews are […]
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