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happy neighborhood. Managing Poor Soil Quality On New Construction Properties
New construction properties have chronically low soil quality, making it challenging to grow healthy grass. Why is that, and what can you do about it? Whether your company has been hired by a new homeowner to care for their lawn or contracted by a builder to establish a new lawn, this article is for you. We’ll discuss common issues and how you can adapt your practices to overcome them.
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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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tree and shrub fertilization for newbies post What You Need to Know If You’re 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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spraying pesticide with portable sprayer to eradicate garden weed Tricks of the Trade for New Pesticide Applicators
You have all of your pesticide applicator certifications. Now what? Here are some tips and tricks of the trade that they don’t always teach in education programs.
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Backpack Sprayer Options
As you’ve evaluated your equipment needs for the 2023 lawn care season, have you added backpack sprayers to your list? If so, we have a variety of options to help your crews get the job done safely, efficiently, and comfortably.
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front door, brown front door of a house The Business of Lawn Care: Identifying Customer Needs
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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Scenic suburban landscape with homes and cloudy sky reflected on a shiny pond Adding a Pond Maintenance Service
Does pond maintenance sound like something your customers would be interested in? Here are a few things to know before adding the service.
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Budgeting for Business Success
For most turf managers, the winter months provide much-needed time indoors to evaluate the business. While you may cringe at the idea of spending time in the office in front of the computer, taking time to evaluate a few budget basics can reap big rewards before, during, and after the season.
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Two yellow sticker with blank space for an inscription or a reminder on a green background, attached to a clothespin. Close-up. Top view. The Business of Lawn Care: Expectation Management
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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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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Hardscape Solutions
Did you know that Advanced Turf Solutions sells hardscapes?
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Don’t Forget To Winterize Your Sprayer From GNC Industries!
Time to winterize your sprayer! These five steps from GNC Industries will save you time and money.
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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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The Business of Lawn Care: Pricing
If you haven’t already established and implemented your 2023 pricing model, now’s the time. This blog post will explore a framework for pricing your services, along with some considerations to take in the process.
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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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Things to Know Before Dormant Seeding
Dormant seeding is an opportunity to prepare lawns in late fall or winter for germination in the spring. It has both benefits and drawbacks, which this blog post will explain. We’ll also discuss how to achieve successful dormant seeding for your customers.
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street and sidewalk of suburban homes with leafless trees late fall-winter season Winter Dormancy in the North
No, your lawn isn’t dying—it’s dormant! Winter dormancy can be concerning to homeowners with a mixture of cool-season and warm-season grasses in their lawns. They fear the cold temperatures will kill the warm-season grass and leave their yard thin after winter.
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Image of a beautiful country home in southern America Winter Dormancy in the South
No, your lawn isn’t dead—it’s dormant! Winter dormancy can be concerning to homeowners in the South who fear the cold temperatures are killing their warm-season lawns.
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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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empty parking lot with snow removed Estimating Ice Melt Needs
Winter weather is never perfectly predictable. Forecasts often include a range of temperatures and types of precipitation, from rain to sleet to heavy snow. These conditions make it crucial to prepare now for wild weather. This blog post will explain how to determine the amount of material you’ll need for a de-icing job.
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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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Close-up. There is a yellow megaphone on the green lawn. There are no people in the photo. The Business of Lawn Care: Communication
If you’re a lawn care professional, you know that communication is vital to the success of your business. From managing crews to maintaining customers, communication is a powerful tool. This blog post will explore how to communicate in a way that leads to happy employees and satisfied clients.
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Hard to Kill: Wild Violet
Wild violet is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. The wild violet family contains several species, including the common blue violet, wooly blue violet, and confederate violet. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat these weeds.
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MAG Why MAG® Magnesium Chloride from the Dead Sea Works
MAG is a professional-grade, natural magnesium chloride extracted from the Dead Sea's mineral-rich waters. Unlike other ice melters, MAG delivers safe surfaces for commercial and residential building owners and facilities managers with a powerful ice-melting performance. 
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How to Maximize Your Winter Solutions
As we begin thinking about the 2022-2023 ice melt season, we can state one pretty undeniable fact: the ice melt market is still highly unpredictable, and its variables will likely change quickly as winter services are needed. To help you navigate the uncertainty, here are a few ways to maximize your time and effort this ice melt season. 
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These creeping thistles (Cirsium arvense) were growing near Adamstown, Maryland. Hard to Kill: Thistle
Both native and invasive thistles are present in the geography. Native thistles include field thistle and swamp thistle, which can be confused with invasive thistle species. Those non-native species include Canada thistle and bull thistle.
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Snow and Ice Removal Resources
Ice solutions include more than products and equipment. This blog post will present some other resources to help you manage snow and ice for your customers this winter.
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Foliar-Pak Will Exhibit Together at Equip Exposition
Advanced Turf Solutions will exhibit with Foliar-Pak at the inaugural Equip Exposition this week.
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white clover Hard to Kill: White Clover
White clover, also known as white trefoil, honeysuckle clover, or Dutch clover, is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat it.
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Protecting Evergreen Shrubs From Harsh Winter Cold And Winds
Desiccation is the dehydration of a plant. It takes place when water loss arises in the leaves through transpiration, which occurs during the winter as brutally cold winds rip through our region. Evergreen shrubs maintain their foliage throughout winter, so, protecting them from desiccation will ensure they do not dry out and die during our […]
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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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Repairing Drought Damage in Your Lawn
If your lawn endured drought conditions this summer, now is the time to repair the damage so it can survive winter. Here are five ways to help your lawn recover from drought damage.
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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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Front view of modern residential home during early autumn season in Northwest of United States. Maple trees beginning to change leaf colors. Fertility Options for Trees and Shrubs
September is the time of the year customers reach out with seeding, turf fertilizer, and early order questions. It’s also the time of the year to start planning ornamental fertility programs. 
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Fall Dethatching and Overseeding Services
Fall is the perfect time to sell your customers on dethatching and overseeding services. A tool like the SG Rake attachment can help you complete those services efficiently.
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