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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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Steel Green machine 36 SG Fall Maintenance Tips for Steel Green Machines
Keep your Steel Green sprayer-spreader in tip-top shape with these fall maintenance tips!
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Fall Herbicide Applications: Get the Upper Hand on Weeds
As the days of summer wind down and we turn our attention to fall, it is time to consider fall herbicide applications.
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Bowman's ProTurf Perfecting Lawn Care Marketing Strategy: Bowman’s ProTurf Customer Spotlight
Two years after taking over the family lawn care business, Andrew Bowman could not be happier. His family business is thriving with an abundance of new opportunities and growth. How was this achieved in just a few years? By improving two critical aspects of every lawn care marketing strategy: word-of-mouth marketing and name recognition. Here's how this was achieved.
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Tips for a Successful Fall Seeding
The fall season is a perfect time to thicken up your existing lawn or establish a new lawn. As you prepare for the fall seeding, here are a few tips to consider.
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Foliar-Pak XCD Why You Should Buy Coated Seed
The debate on whether to use coated seed or uncoated seed has a long history, with many on both sides. Advanced Turf favors the use of coated seed and discusses why you should buy it over uncoated seed in this blog.
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Rejuvenating Turf After Record Rainfall
The constant rain not only limits our opportunities for outdoor activities, but it is also beginning to have a negative impact on turfgrass. Find out what you can do to rejuvenate the turf.
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Rain Drowning Your Profits? Strategies to Improve Revenue and Cash Flow
The weather has impacted mowing, fertilizer treatments, weed control, insect control, landscaping projects, ornamental bed, and tree care revenue this year. So, what can one do?
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State Tech A Top-Notch Program Created By Top-Notch Faculty
The Commercial Turf and Grounds Management Program at State Technical College of Missouri is top-notch. It's been a recipient of the National Association of Agriculture Educators Region IV Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award and has impressive job placement stats. Students have landed jobs with the Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakmont Country Club, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, to name a few. The main drivers behind the success of the program are its faculty members: Ryan Klatt and Nick Rackers.
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For the Betterment of Chicagoans: Reid Neumann Customer Spotlight
Careers in golf course management and lawn care are stressful at times and require long hours. Reid Neumann, who works in both industries, believes it’s all worth it when he can help others.
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Dandelions: It’s All About Perspective
What do you think about dandelions?
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Don’t Over Do It: Why Too Much Water is Bad for Turf
It’s no secret that proper irrigation is an essential part of having a lush, green lawn. But what will happen in your quest for the greenest lawn in the neighborhood if you decide to be a little too generous with the water?
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Which Seed Type Should I Choose?
Find out which seed selections are best for certain conditions and the best methods for seed establishment in the spring.
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Are Premium Broadleaf Herbicides Worth the Extra Cost?
You may be wondering if premium broadleaf herbicide mixes are worth the extra cost. To help you decide which herbicides to choose and how to save money in the long run, let's first learn more about the ingredients and how they work.
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First Applications for Ornamentals
What should the first couple of ornamental applications look like? Here are a few tips on products you might want to consider.
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tree_shrub What You Need to Know If Your Thinking of Offering Tree and Shrub Fertilization to Your Customers
You've had a few customers ask for tree and shrub fertilization, but you currently do not offer it. Read on to see what you should know about offering tree and shrub fertilization to your customers.
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Stop the Mess with Flight Control
Flight Control can be a very profitable service you can offer your clients.
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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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Top Three Ways to Help Your Customers This October
It’s hard to believe it’s already October. What happened to 2018? From dealing with weather extremes to weed and fungus outbreaks in regional areas that we haven’t seen before, I sit back and think what a strange and unpredictable growing season 2018 has been.
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There’s Something About ArmorTech Tetra
There is a new product that targets "those" weeds… and approximately 250 more!
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It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving for the Future
It's never to early to start thinking about saving and investing for the future. Find out how you can start today.
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Why Are There Webs on the Lawn?
You wake up one dewy morning to your lawn covered in spider webs, and you may wonder who decorated for Halloween? It could be one of two culprits- actual spiders or dollar spot. But which one is it?
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Recipe for Success: How to Manage Fall Challenges
Sometimes it seems it's just one challenge after another. Here are some challenges to look out for and some strategies for success.
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Talk of the Season: Aeration and Overseeding
When the fall season rolls around, there are two topics on everyone's minds: aeration and overseeding. Find out why now is the time to do these applications and the answers to some frequently asked questions.
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How to Not Waste Your Time on Herbicide Applications This Fall
What should we know about fall herbicide treatments? How can you save time? What products could you use? We sat down with Sales and Product Development Manager, Mark Sybouts, to learn more. Why are fall herbicide treatments effective against broadleaf weeds? In the fall, the cold weather and shorter days trigger most of the perennial […]
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Granule Fertilizing Do’s and Don’ts
Are you a pro at spreading fertilizer? Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of granule fertilizer applications.
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sprayer_calibration How to Correctly Calibrate Your Sprayer
In this video, Mark Sybouts, Advanced Turf Solutions Sales and Product Development Manager, explains how to calibrate your sprayer (math included), while also discussing how to find the right rate for the way your machine is calibrated and what to inspect before starting calibration.
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The State of Freight: And How It May Affect You
The first 7 months of 2018 have seen the most dynamic freight market in recent history. In this post, we would like to explain what's going on in the market and how it may affect you.
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Armyworm Attention: Armyworm Outbreak
Over the past week, our sales team has fielded numerous calls of entire lawns turning brown fairly rapidly that others simply diagnosed as drought stress. Upon closer investigation, we discovered that we are in the midst of an armyworm outbreak!
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Employee Spotlight: Dan Jennings and Brent Amann
Meet Dan Jennings and Brent Amann, the newest sports turf sales representatives, in our latest employee spotlight.
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The Key to Improving Summer Color
Foliar-Pak's Ultimate Ornamental Package (UOP) can increase profits as well as improve your clients' summer colors. If you’re not offering annual flower installations and/or maintenance, you're missing out on a growing trend in the landscape.
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What You Need to Know About Rotary Spreaders
Rotary spreaders are a very efficient way to spread fertilizer on your field. With late summer fertilizer applications nearing, let’s make sure to avoid mistakes by reviewing these rotary spreader basics.
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Soil Compaction: Symptoms, Problems, and Best Practices
Soil compaction is a concern on nearly all maintained turf, including golf course greens, tees and fairways, sports fields, and heavily trafficked areas in public or residential areas. Compaction occurs as soil particles press together tightly, and soil structure and available pore space for air and water are reduced.
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The Ultimate Revenge: How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy
After poison ivy delivers its itchy attack, you may be wondering how to rid yourself of this bothersome plant. Find out the solution to get the ultimate revenge.
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Mowing and Watering the Lawn: Do’s and Don’ts
Check your knowledge of the do's and don'ts of summer mowing and watering.
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Employee Spotlight: Keith Blondell
Meet Keith Blondell- a driver for our Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location and avid kayak fisherman in our latest employee spotlight.
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I Still Have My Ash…Do You?
If you are on a two-year cycle for the dreaded emerald ash borer, is this the year you need to re-treat your ash trees?
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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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deadnettle Henbit vs. Purple Deadnettle
We have compiled the differences between henbit and deadnettle to make identifying them easier this spring.
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Pond Business Is Good Business
Adding pond management services to your business not only enhances the property of your customers but is a great source of renewable business revenue for you.
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