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2023–2024 Winter Education
Mark your calendar for your local winter education event! These free events are a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and earn pesticide certification credits from your state's department of agriculture. Lunch will be provided.
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Sunset view of a large, well maintained large garden seen in ear Protecting Lawns From Heat Stress
As temperatures rise, so does the threat of heat stress. Turfgrass in lawns and residential properties are at risk of damage from high temperatures and the often low rainfall accompanying them. Managing heat stress involves both cultural practices and products to help, both of which we’ll discuss in this blog post.
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pos terminal with long cash register tape on blue background. shopping theme The Business of Lawn Care: Billing and Payment Options
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Kentucky Bluegrass
Perhaps the best-known turfgrass species, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is popular for lawns, golf courses, and sports fields.
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Viburnum aphids Viburnum Aphid Control
Aphids are a well-known pest among vegetable gardeners, but did you know they can also damage ornamental plants?
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Yinzers: Monroeville Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Our Monroeville location first opened in 2010, relocating to a new building down the road in 2016. Since then, the Monroeville operation has grown so much that it now occupies both the old and new buildings, with 25,000 total square feet of space.
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Science of green plant research, Chromosome DNA and genetic, record data in the fields. Avoiding Product Failure Due to Resistance
As a lawn care provider, you have many tools in your arsenal to get the job done. What if some of these tools were taken away?
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wheat with roots pulled from ground laying on a truck bed Identifying Wheat Seedlings in Turfgrass
Yes, we’re talking about the common cereal crop most often used in the production of baking flour. Sadly, wheat plants frequently show up this time of year in lawns that were meticulously planted the previous fall. 
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woman using FlowZone backpack sprayer The Business of Lawn Care: Women in the Industry
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry.
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Spot the Difference
Spotted spurge and common purslane are two different plants that are both commonly considered weeds. Spotted spurge is a native summer annual in North America. Common purslane is also a summer annual found in North America.
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Perennial Ryegrass
Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass that’s popular in Northern geographies as a permanent turf and for overseeding in the South.
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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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grubs damage in the dirt Audio Blog: White Grub Prevention
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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oxalis Common Yellow Woodsorrel
Common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) is a broadleaf perennial weed found in most of the United States. It is sometimes referred to by other names, including yellow oxalis, upright yellow sorrel, and lemon clover.
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Colonise Bio LTO, Microsync, and Armament Concentrate Technology to Control Disease Activity
Disease activity presents a significant challenge to turfgrass professionals. Understanding some of the key contributing factors will help in building a healthy lawn.
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Asian Tiger Mosquito Common Mosquitoes and Control Methods
Mosquito control is a valuable service to consider adding to your lawn care offerings. This blog post will discuss the main disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States and some effective methods to control them.
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Pond Additive Q&A
Foliar-Pak Pond Additive is a safe, effective, and unique approach to algae control in ponds. We asked John Gruneisen, Midwest territory sales manager with EnP, who supports the Foliar-Pak line, a few questions about Pond Additive. Learn how it clears ponds, how to apply it, and more in this Q&A.
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Mowing or cutting the long grass with a green lawn mower in the summer sun Debunking Five Common Lawn Care Myths
Like many aspects of homeownership, lawn care is an area full of mixed advice from neighbors and friends who like to think of themselves as “experts.” To help homeowners sort the good from the bad recommendations, we debunked five common myths people believe about maintaining their lawns.
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Save the Date!
Attend a Meet the Experts Event Near You
You’re invited! Stop by for a free lunch and meet many of the biggest ATS vendors, all under one roof.
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Boxwood Volutella Ornamental Disease Control
At the time of writing, Central Ohio is at 116 GDD (Growing Degree Days). On the same date last year, we were at 133 GDD. If you’re unfamiliar with where to find Growing Degree Days for your area, start by searching online for “Growing Degree Days [Enter Your State].” This should take you to your state's land grant university phenology website, where you can add your zip code and automatically calculate your GDD. 
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Turf-Type Tall Fescue
Turf-type tall fescue (TTTF) is a popular grass for lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. It is in the Festuca arundinacea species but has improved traits. Tall fescue is known for having coarse leaves, but the turf-type variety has been bred to have finer blades. It also has a dark green color that’s visually appealing to homeowners, athletic facilities, and golf course superintendents alike.
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Recently Added Products: Spring 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions has added two new product lines and four other products in the first three months of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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close up of Anthracnose Anthracnose Q&A with BASF
We asked BASF a few questions about anthracnose. Learn what anthracnose symptoms are, how applications should be managed, and what challenges we face when controlling this disease.
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Dollar Spot Q&A with BASF
We asked BASF a few questions about dollar spot. Learn what the symptoms of dollar spot consist of, how applications should be managed, and what challenges we are facing when controlling this disease.
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Green wet grass in water drops after rain. Fresh summer plants in sunlight Audio Blog: 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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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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Hourglass in the dawn time The Business of Lawn Care: Labor Efficiency
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry.
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Spotted Spurge Identification and Control
Spotted spurge is a broadleaf summer annual weed that infests turfgrass. It is known by the scientific names Chamaesyce maculata and Euphorbia maculata, because its genus is ambiguous. Other common names for spotted spurge are spotted sandmat and milk purslane.  Keep reading to learn more about spotted spurge and how you can manage it.
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crab grass Audio Blog: Differences Between Prodiamine and Dimension
Learn the differences between Prodiamine and Dimension so you have the most success at pre-emergent applications this spring.
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Luxury house in Vancouver, Canada. Tree and Shrub Application Methods
If your lawn care company has tree and shrub service offerings, this blog post is for you.
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dandelions and other weeds among the grass. an overgrown backyard needs clearing. springtime lawn care concept Advantages of Liquid Pre-Emergents
For lawn care companies, there are many advantages of using liquid pre-emergent herbicides rather than granular pre-emergents. This blog post will explore those benefits and provide one caution to heed when developing a liquid weed control program.
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Driveway with grass on both side Precautions for Spring Seeding
Every spring, the internal debate begins. Do we seed in the spring, or can it wait until fall? If it can wait, the job will be much easier and most likely have better results. We’ll have conditions that create a more suitable environment for seeding. But we all fall victim to the rogue snowplow or the significant other who just won’t stay in the confines of the driveway. Sometimes we must accept situations (and people) and realize that spring seedings are necessary.
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Image of soil in hands Audio Blog: Soil Testing 101
If knowledge is power, then soil testing just might make you Superman.
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Morning dew froze on a green grassy lawn and turned it into a white veil in the rays of sunlight Preventing Lawn Damage From Frost
Waking up to a frost-covered lawn may sound cozy, but it can be concerning to homeowners who are afraid the frost will damage their yards. Understanding frost will help ease worries about its effect on grass.
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architect handshake Between manager to further invest in the future. The Business of Lawn Care: Behavior Styles
If you own a lawn care company, you know it’s about much more than yard work. In “The Business of Lawn Care” series, we discuss topics related to managing and growing a company in the lawn care industry. 
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water testing How Water Testing Works
Have you heard about the new water testing program we have at all 24 of our locations? We’re offering free water testing to customers who bring in a sample of their spray water. Because your spray water can interfere with the chemicals you apply, we want to ensure that you’re not spraying “expensive water.” Testing your water will provide the information to condition your spray water so you don’t have to apply more chemicals than necessary.
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sod Preparing and Caring for New Sod
Successful sod establishment doesn’t just happen. It involves thorough preparation and careful planning to give the new turfgrass stand a healthy environment to root and grow. This blog post will discuss how to do just that, including when it’s safe to use herbicides on a newly sodded area.
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beautiful winter or late autumn garden view with first frost, snowy conifers and shrubs Pre-Emergent Primer
This January was the sixth-warmest on record, and February is following suit. While many are hoping for at least a little winter before we start the application season, it's definitely time to get our heads back in the game and ready for pre-emergent applications. Here are some tips and tricks to remember as we get going.
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green grass in the garden What to Expect After Dormant Seeding
If you completed a dormant seeding project in the fall or winter, you might wonder what to expect as we near spring. Dormant seeding can be an effective method for establishing or overseeding cool-season grasses, and spring germination is the final step of the process. This blog post will provide some expectations and recommendations for turfgrass establishment this spring.
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Bigger and Better: Boardman Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Our Eastern Ohio location first opened in 2014 in Youngstown, then relocated to Boardman in 2022. With a recent addition, the Boardman facility now has 8,600 square feet for this growing operation.
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