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Enhance Turf Health and Color with Foliar-Pak Armament Concentrate
Discover how Foliar-Pak Armament Concentrate can give all types of turf a boost in health, vibrancy, and resilience.
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Plan of Attack for New Lawn Care Applicators
Learn about getting started in the lawn care industry. Find out what you need to learn, buy, and do to be successful.
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crabgrass How to Get Rid of Crabgrass: Dealing with Crabgrass 101
Learn how to get rid of crabgrass. From an explanation of the weed to the products that can control it, our guide has what you need.
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Gain Control of Weeds with Corteva’s Crew™
Add a member to your crew with Corteva’s Crew™, an all-in-one weed control solution.
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close up of a bagworm Bagworms: What They are and How to Treat for Them
See how treating bagworms can save trees and shrubs. Plus, get the info you need to get rid of them.
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mosquito on a leaf Why Use EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC Botanical Insecticides
Learn how EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC use botanical oils to their advantage to control and eliminate mosquitoes and other pests without harming pollinators.
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Poa annua seedling Removing Perennial Ryegrass and Poa annua in Dormant Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass
See how herbicides can eliminate perennial ryegrass and Poa annua from your turf and keep them at bay.
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Vortex Experience Quicker and Easier Applications with the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower
Discover how the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower can make chemical treatments a breeze. With 50 minutes of quiet, powerful spray time, wave goodbye to gas and say hello to your battery-powered solution.
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Ice Control: Your Guide on Where to Use Ice Melt Products (2024)
With winter upon us, it’s time to stock up on ice melt. Get the scoop on the different products we offer and the surfaces they can be applied to.
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The Root of the Problem: Your Guide to Grub Control Plans for 2024
See how using your grub control history, proper timing, and cultural practices will help you create an effective grub control plan in 2024.
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whitetail deer Your Guide to Keeping Deer Off Your Turf, Courses, and Sports Fields in 2024
No matter what you use your property for, it’s likely that deer aren’t welcome visitors. Discover how to keep deer off your property and prevent ornamental damage.
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Selective vs. Non-Selective Herbicide
Learn the difference between selective and non-selective herbicides, and find out which type is best for your needs.
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Spraying herbicide from the nozzle to Para Grass weeds Commonly Asked Questions About Pre-Emergent Herbicide
We have the scoop on pre-emergent FAQs! Discover what you need to know before you select a pre-emergent herbicide.
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Dimension Unlocking Effective Weed Control with Dimension® Specialty Herbicide
As a lawn care operator, keeping the properties you service weed-free is a top priority. Finding a powerful yet versatile herbicide is key in the battle against crabgrass, goosegrass, and other troublesome weeds. Enter Dimension® specialty herbicide – a trusted solution that goes beyond standard pre-emergence control by delivering early post-emergence control as well.
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Parking Lot Plowed Breaking the Ice: How Hygroscopic and Endothermic Ice Melt Products Work
Winter is nearly here, which means it’s time to stock up on ice melt to keep sidewalks and pavement safe for pedestrians and motorists. But have you ever wondered what makes some ice melt products more effective than others? The answer lies in the science.
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New Products Expanding Our Offerings: Your Guide to Advanced Turf Solutions’ 2023 Product Additions
As the seasons change, your methods for caring for turf do, too, and Advanced Turf Solutions stocks the products you need to keep your turfgrass strong and healthy all year round. With 2024 on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to compile all the new products we introduced to our lineup in 2023 […]
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Steps to Prevent Salt Damage in Sensitive Areas this Winter
Discover how to protect turf and ornamental plants from salt this winter and how to keep them green for years to come.
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grass seed pile against white Dormant Seeding vs. Spring Seeding
If you were not able to get all your seed jobs completed, we now need to weigh the option of dormant seeding. Keep in mind that the seeds won't germinate until the soil warms in the coming spring. Generally, you want soil temps 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Assuming snow is not on the ground, one could continue through the winter.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Late Summer – Fall 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven products in the third quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Processes to Make Early Order More Manageable and Profitable
As of October 1, there are at least 13 different manufacturer early order programs. That doesn’t include separate programs offered by distributors like Advanced Turf Solutions. Is your head starting to hurt and your stomach getting twisted in a knot trying to keep track of it all? It is a lot to process and digest, so I thought we’d take a few moments to discuss ways to make the process more manageable and profitable.
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leaves on the grass with sun shining on them Why Late Fall Fertilization is Key to Spring Success
Late fall fertilization has been promoted as a way to extend the color and health of cool-season grasses into early winter. This practice yields several benefits in the following growing season, including earlier spring green-up, improved turf density, increased tolerance to spring diseases, and fewer weeds.
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Another Day Another Dollar Dollar Spot Management in the Fall
Depending on conditions, dollar spot can be an issue all season long for Superintendents. One of the most critical times to watch out for dollar spot is the fall. If dollar spot issues linger in the fall and are not addressed, problems will most certainly pop up in the spring. 
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New Grass Seeding Preparation: Less is More
Preparation is vital to a successful lawn seeding project, but remember that less can often be more when it comes to soil work.
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Managing Lawns with Heavy Clay
As a lawn care operator dealing with clients who have heavy clay lawns, it's crucial to provide expert advice and services to help them achieve a healthy and thriving lawn. Here are some things to discuss with your customers for handling clay-heavy properties.
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Fall Broadleaf Weed Control Strategy
Strategizing for your fall broadleaf herbicide applications can minimize or even prevent next year’s weed problems.
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Virginia Buttonweed Identification and Control
As lawn care professionals, we know the importance of maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn. Unfortunately, one of the most common and persistent weeds we encounter is Virginia buttonweed.
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Growing Grass in the Shade
Every year I get asked by customers for recommendations on how to get grass to grow in the shade in residential lawns. My first and foremost recommendation is a chainsaw. Grass and trees are enemies, and some areas are so shady that it will be almost impossible to maintain a grass stand, especially under evergreen […]
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Turf’s Up Radio: ProVista Technology
In this podcast episode, Beth Berry and Christian Baldwin discuss a new technology from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company: ProVista.
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Turf’s Up Radio: T&O Herbicide Strategy
In this podcast episode, Beth Berry interviews Aaron Hathaway, technical services manager at Nufarm.
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Lawn Maintenance Between Service Visits
Lawn care applicators have had some tough times in the past few years. They have faced high fertilizer, chemical, and seed prices, extreme weather patterns, and labor shortages. With these challenges, how can homeowners or commercial businesses help the typical lawn care operator trying to do the best job possible for their property?
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Dallisgrass seedheads Dallisgrass Identification and Control
Hailing from South America, dallisgrass has become a challenge for both homeowners and lawn care operators.
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Nikki Hendrickson Receives Award of Achievement From Midwest Regional Turf Foundation
We’re pleased to announce that Nikki Hendrickson recently received the Award of Achievement from the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation (MRTF). Nikki is an ATS sales rep serving lawn care operators throughout Central Indiana. She accepted the award at a reception in Lafayette, Indiana, on July 17. The MRTF supports turf research and education at Purdue […]
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Poa Trivialis Identification and Control
Poa trivialis is a perennial cool-season grass that’s typically considered a weed. It can resemble patch diseases in lawns, making it difficult to identify and control. This blog post will address these issues.
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three pieces of Crabgrass Crabgrass Growth Cycle Identification and Control
Everywhere you look, crabgrass is out and at different stages of its growth cycle.
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soccer goal_wear Tips for Maintaining High-Traffic Turfgrass Areas
Maintaining high-traffic turfgrass areas, such as sports fields, golf courses, and recreational parks, can be a challenging task. These areas are subject to heavy foot and/or machine traffic, which can result in soil compaction, wear and tear, and overall decline in turf health. However, with proper care and management, it is possible to maintain lush, resilient turfgrass that can withstand intense usage and continue to provide a safe and visually appealing surface.
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ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass Cuts Mowing Requirement in Half
ProVista Kentucky bluegrass are new cultivars that have been bred with two novel traits: half the mowing requirement and complete weed control.
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Valley Green Become Exclusive Distributor Partners for ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass
We are pleased to become the exclusive distributor of ProVista Kentucky Bluegrass from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn Grass Digital Landscape Photography Audio Blog: TTTF, PR, and KBG
In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll look at three popular turfgrass species.
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Four Fungal Lawn Diseases
Brown patch, summer patch, red thread, and dollar spot are four not-so-fun fungal diseases that infect home lawns. Learn how to identify each and keep them under control with proper cultural practices.
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Suburban Lawn during drought Summer Dormancy FAQs
If you have questions about summer dormancy in lawns, you’re not alone. Keep reading to find answers to some frequently asked questions about summer dormancy.
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