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Zoysiagrass Audio Blog: Seasonal Zoysiagrass Maintenance
There are many reasons why zoysiagrass has been the most commonly used turfgrass on golf course fairways and tees in the transition zone for many years. It requires less fertilizer, less water, and has fewer pests while providing a smooth and consistent playing surface for golfers. 
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Green grass in snow, bush in background, Hello spring concept Dormant Seeding Best Practices
When people talk about seeding over the winter or dormant seeding, what do they mean? Dormant seeding is a practice that takes place between the middle of November and early March, depending on your geography. You can seed any time during the winter once the soil temperature drops and stays below 40 degrees. Dormant seeding works anywhere you would typically seed on any height of turf.
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Lebanon Facility Moves to New Warehouse
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. This month, our Lebanon facility relocated to a new warehouse just a minute’s drive from our previous location. The new Lebanon facility officially opened on Monday, January 2023. 
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Plan Ahead Sign 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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Audit Your Granular Applications
Are you doing everything necessary to ensure your granular fertilizer applications are a success next season? Wintertime can be a great time to improve your granular fertilizer application methods and equipment.
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Products Added in 2022
As we strive to provide second-to-none service, we’re always working to offer the best product selection for our customers. That means adding to our offerings as new technologies become available. Take a look below at the products we added in 2022. Fertilizers Foliar-Pak Manganese AminoPrecise is a reformulation with AminoPrecise technology, which fully chelates the […]
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Golf Course Accessories to Replace Next Year
As you wrap up the year and budget for 2023, don’t forget about the golf course accessories you’ll need to replace for next season. While these products may not be as exciting as other items in your budget, they are essential for the playability of your course.
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Preventing Herbicide Resistance
Pesticide resistance isn’t just a fungicide problem. It affects herbicides, too. As with fungicides, you can limit herbicide resistance by knowing your science, focusing on prevention, and rotating products.
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holiday hours 2022 Holiday Hours
Now that it’s December, we want to let you know our holiday hours for the upcoming season so you can plan accordingly.
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Preventing Winterkill: Part Two
Winterkill refers to turfgrass loss that happens in the winter. It can damage grass in cool-season, warm-season, and transition zone geographies. Several conditions cause winterkill, but this blog post will focus specifically on snow mold and ice sheets. We’ll explore how to prevent these issues before winter even starts.
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golf course with brown grass Preventing Winterkill: Part One
Winterkill refers to turfgrass loss that happens in the winter. It can damage grass in cool-season, warm-season, and transition zone geographies. Several conditions cause winterkill, but this blog post will focus specifically on crown hydration and winter desiccation. We’ll explore how to prevent these issues before winter even starts.
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close up of frosty grass To Feed or Not to Feed, That Is the Question
Many turf managers ask this question about dormant feeding of their turf. Why should I be feeding my turf, when it is not growing? Am I wasting my time and money? The answer is a resounding “no”.
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many paper documents on table in office Prior Proper Planning
As I sit here thinking of a topic to discuss for this blog, I am reminded of a quote: “Prior proper planning prevents poor performance.” Had I remembered those wise words and been prepared, writing this blog at the last minute may have gone much smoother. 
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Facility With a Heart: Elkhart Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Elkhart is one of the oldest, having been a part of the ATS family since 2002.
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Save the Date!
Attend a Winter Education Seminar Near You
Advanced Turf Solutions would like to invite you to attend our winter seminar for lawn care and golf course maintenance education and trade show. The seminar and lunch will be provided at no charge; however, space is limited and advanced reservation is required.
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Lawn - grass with leaves Why High-Nitrogen, Quick-Release Fertilizer
You could say that fall is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” season for fertilizing turf. In early fall, it’s best to apply a fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen to help turf recover from summer. But in late fall, the ideal fertilizer has a high ratio of quick-release nitrogen. Sometimes called “winterizer” fertilizer, this application helps prepare turf for winter. In this blog post, we’ll explore the two characteristics that make it the best fertilizer for the end of fall.
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Preparing for Snow Mold Season
With the change of the season and the trees glowing in golds, reds, and yellows, we are entering the next season of turfgrass diseases: snow mold. 
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Aeration Tricks of the Trade
Before working in sales, I was a superintendent for about 20 years. I would like to share some "tricks of the trade" I learned through the years. Each one of these particular "tricks" is related to aeration. . . the necessary evil.
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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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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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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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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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EOP Secured for Golf Courses
Why and how should golf course superintendents 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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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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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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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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Hand planting grass seed for overseeding green lawn care Problems That Arise From Low-Quality Grass Seed
It may be tempting to go for the grass seed with the lowest price tag, but you get what you pay for with seed. Low-quality grass seed has lower germination rates, higher weed content, and other costly problems.
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Golf course maintenance crew at work Surviving Summer Stress in Cool-Season Turf
We all start the season with the best intentions to make the turf “the best it can be.” Eventually, the season gets underway, the weather becomes extreme, staff shortages wreak havoc, and a well-laid plan starts to unravel. 
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