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Ivy League: Columbia Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Columbia is one of five locations in Missouri and has been a part of the ATS family since 2016. Andrew Palmer has been the facility manager in Columbia since 2017. Tony Hicks is the assistant facility manager and has been with ATS […]
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What You Should Know About Chinch Bugs
Chinch bugs are flying insects that damage lawns as adults and nymphs by extracting nutrients from the plants and feeding on grass blades. The damage is often confused with summer drought.
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grubs damage in the dirt White Grub Prevention Management: Which Option is Right for You?
When thinking about white grub prevention management, there are a few product options to consider. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and tetraniliprole (Tetrino).    Imidacloprid (Merit) Imidacloprid has been in the green industry for some time and is the most common preventative control for grubs. It is a […]
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Additive Tank Products Additive Products You Should Have in Your Tank
Whether you're spraying fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides, there are three additive products you should have in your tank. They provide health benefits, long-lasting color, and keep poor water quality from tying up products in your spray tank.  
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crabgrass It’s Not Too Late to Apply Pre-Emergents
There are two main active ingredients you can still use for pre-emergent applications: prodiamine and dithiopyr (Dimension). We have in-stock products with both active ingredients, and we’ll help you determine which is right for you.
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Tank Mixing Creating a Very Valuable Tool Out of Tank Mixing
Tank mixing multiple products into a spray solution is an especially valuable tool to utilize due to labor shortages.  
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yellowing leaves of a pin oak tree Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees
Like turfgrass, trees need nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. They also need other nutrients, including iron, manganese, and zinc. What happens when they’re lacking these, and how can you correct a deficiency? 
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Studying of a green grass through magnifying glass in a male hand, ecology, botany How to Investigate a Lawn Problem
One of your customers calls with an ambiguous description of a problem in their lawn, expecting you to immediately know what it is and how to solve it. What should you do?
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Lawn or turf with rust. fungal disease caused by Puccinia. Rust infected turf has a yellow-brown color.  Grass blades reveals numerous yellow-orange pustules.  What the Color of Your Grass Is Trying to Tell You
If your grass has turned a color other than green, it’s probably trying to tell you something.
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unwanted weed growing green in gravel path Controlling Weeds in Gravel Areas
There are a few options when it comes to weed control in gravel areas. The best one for you will depend on the specific site you’re treating.
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Hand holding pH indicator comparing color to scale. Test the pH Adding a pH Correction Service
If you’re interested in adding a pH correction service to your lawn care offerings, don’t underestimate the power of soil testing. 
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Sparse grass cover of lawn in arid area, water lack Spring Seeding and Weed Control
Although fall is the ideal time to seed, you may choose to seed in the spring for one reason or another. An issue you’ll run into with spring seeding is summer annual grassy weeds.
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close-up of a very large house with neglected lawn How to Rejuvenate a Neglected Lawn and Landscape
Find out how to rejuvenate a neglected lawn and landscape plus seven tips for instant curb appeal.
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Healthy Lawns Graphic Environmental Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
A healthy lawn not only creates curb appeal but also contributes to the health of the environment. Here are some of the many environmental benefits of a healthy lawn . . .
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Recently Added Products
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look at what’s new.
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Blue sky and clouds reflected in clear pond A Unique Way to Control Pond Algae
We’re now introducing Foliar-Pak Pond Additive, a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds.
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Beautiful landscape in park with tree and green grass field at morning. Four Factors That Affect Grass Growth
Whether you’re planting cool- or warm-season grass this spring, it’s important to understand the factors that affect germination and growth.
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Aerated putting green on golf course - maintenance background Aerating Warm-Season Turf
On the North Carolina coast, warm-season turf aeration is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to game-plan for your specific needs.
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sunlight on sprout tulips Pre-Emergent Applications in Landscape Beds
As you plan pre-emergent applications for landscape beds this spring, there are a few things to keep in mind. The products you apply will depend on the weeds you’re trying to control, the ornamentals in the landscape bed, and your budget constraints. 
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close-up ofcrabgrass How to Prevent Crabgrass Infestations with Pre-emergent Herbicides
Crabgrass is a common lawn invader. Stop the invasion before it starts with pre-emergents. In the crabgrass pre-emergent video and transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Product Development Manager Mark Sybouts, learn how to prevent crabgrass infestations with pre-emergent herbicides.
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Sunset over grass field Mary's Peak Oregon Willamette Valley Spring Seed Update
As we approach the spring seeding season, we want to inform you of the current seed stock, expected harvest, and impact on price and availability.
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More Than Lawn Care: Jim Beveridge Customer Spotlight
In the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, a family business called Yards Done Right has been helping homeowners with their lawns and landscaping since 2011. Started by Jim and Judy Beveridge as a lawn care company, Yards Done Right later added tree and shrub care services to their offerings. Today, they pride themselves on being a full-service lawn care and landscaping company.
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Clothianidin Why Clothianidin Could Be The Right Insecticide For You
Which insects does clothianidin control best? Why would you choose to apply clothianidin over other insecticides? Get these questions answered and a few more in the clothianidin video or transcript below, featuring Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson.
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grass with roots and soil Root Health Basics
You probably know how important root health is to turf. But do you know how to optimize turf health from the roots up?
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grass seed pile against white Grass Seed Germination Times
Not all types of grass seed germinate at the same rate. Knowing germination times can help you choose the best seed type for your needs.
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average soil temperature in Downers Grove Time to Adjust Your Broadleaf Weed Control
The last few years have felt like the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. The growing season is getting later and staying warmer. Spring is slow to warm up, and then we jump straight into 90-degree days.
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green grass in the snow How to Help Turf Recover From Winter
March brings hope for spring, along with questions about how to help turf recover from winter. Here are a few cultural practices to ensure a smooth transition from one season to the next.
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nutsedge Yellow Nutsdge Q&A with FMC
We asked Tina Bond, Technical Service Manager with FMC Professional Solutions, and Kent Turner, FMC Professional Solutions Market Specialist T&O Midwest, a few questions about yellow nutsedge. Learn when yellow nutsedge begins to show up, what turf conditions create a perfect environment for the development of it and more in this Q&A.
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goosegrass Goosegrass Q&A with Bayer
We asked Zac Reicher, from Bayer’s Green Solutions Team, a few questions about goosegrass. Learn about the turf conditions that create a perfect environment for goosegrass development, what challenges we face controlling it, how to treat it, and a few other things in this Q&A.
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Text HELP WANTED on calendar planner with keyboard on the white background. Labor Shortcomings and Goings
As we all process 2021 and head into the 2022 season, we have a lot of lessons to apply. Chances are, efficiency had a lot to do with your success or failure last year.
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dandelion weeds in a patch of grass How Pre-Emergent Herbicides Work
We talk a lot about the usefulness of pre-emergent herbicides against weeds on golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns. But what do they actually do? 
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exterior of Nashville facility with blue sky behind it Making It in Music City: Nashville Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 22 locations that proudly serve customers in 14 states. Nashville is the only location in Tennessee and has stayed busy serving the state since 2012.
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Green wet grass in water drops after rain. Fresh summer plants in sunlight Preventing Fungicide Resistance
With fungicide usage being as important as it is, let’s dive in and look at best practices to prevent fungicide resistance from being your next big headache. Here are a few basic concepts to remember when applying fungicides and developing a fungicide program.
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White flowers of viburnum snow ball in spring garden. Using Plant Growth Regulators on Shrubs
You’re probably familiar with using plant growth regulators (PGRs) on turfgrass, but have you considered adding them to your shrub maintenance programs? Here are five reasons to use a plant growth regulator on shrubs.
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Golf ball on the green. golf ball on lip of cup Stay in Control With Pre-Emergents
Effective control throughout the growing season isn’t too much to ask of your herbicide. But it requires precise, consistent applications on your part. Follow these guidelines for success with pre-emergent herbicides this year.
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What You Need to Know About the First Dormant Oil Application
Do you have questions about dormant oil applications? Advanced Turf Sales Rep Nikki Hendrickson gives you all the information you need to make a successful application in the video and transcript below.
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grass with roots and soil cross section Let’s Get to the Root of the Problem: Thatch
When not properly managed, thatch is the enemy of root health. Here are five things to know about managing thatch for root health.
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close-up of euonymus on leaf Your Guide to Mite, Scale, and Adelgid Control
Have you dealt with mite, scale, or adelgid infestations in years past? Here are some things to know this season.
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Image of soil in hands Soil Testing 101
If knowledge is power, then soil testing just might make you Superman.
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leap program What You Need to Know About Impregnated Fertilizer
Impregnated lawn fertilizer contains a concentrated pesticide solution to manage pests while fertilizing grass.
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