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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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Edward McCourt Park is located in the Colllege Park East neighborhood of Saskatoon. Post-Season Infield Maintenance
Post-season maintenance on the infield surface is an important process. There are a few maintenance practices you should do every year. Adding infield mix is one that you can do every two or three years.
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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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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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Aeration, Overseeding, and Topdressing: Why Fall?
You probably know that fall is the time to aerate, overseed, and topdress the turf areas on your baseball or softball field, but do you know why? Keep reading to learn more about these maintenance practices and their significance this time of year. 
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Adding Infield Mix to a Leadoff Area
With fall baseball season around the corner, now’s the time to bring the first base leadoff area up to grade by adding infield mix.
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Dialed In: Lewis Center Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Lewis Center is one of five locations in Ohio and has been a part of the ATS family since 2010.
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gentleman applying top dressing on baseball field Turf and Infield Topdressing
Two kinds of topdressing occur on baseball and softball fields: one on the turf and the other on the infield. They have different processes but a similar concept, which is to finish the surface by adding material on top. This blog post will cover both types of topdressing.
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Panoramic view of soccer field stadium and stadium seats Overseeding Your Athletic Field
Not overseeding—or not overseeding at the proper rate—is one reason why athletic fields fail. Now’s the time to make a game plan to overseed your athletic field this year.
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Automatic watering system at a sports stadium. Watering natural lawn grass Auditing Your Field’s Irrigation System
An irrigation audit measures how much and where the system is watering. STMA recommends the “catch can” method to conduct an audit, which involves placing catch cans in a grid pattern on the field. After leaving the system on for a period of time, you measure the water in each catch can and identify discrepancies between different locations on the field.
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Sports field at sunset. Alleviating Drought Stress on Athletic Fields
This time of year, drought stress is a threat to turfgrass on athletic fields. Drought-stressed turf is less tolerant to traffic, weeds, and diseases. Since you can’t control the weather, what can you do to at least alleviate drought stress for your field? After you’ve audited your irrigation system, use it to help lessen the […]
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Hand planting grass seed for overseeding green lawn care Problems That Arise From Low-Quality Grass Seed
It may be tempting to go for the grass seed with the lowest price tag, but you get what you pay for with seed. Low-quality grass seed has lower germination rates, higher weed content, and other costly problems.
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A panoramic view of an empty baseball field in a city park looking toward home base from centerfield on a cloudy, overcast summer day. Topdressing FAQs
Topdressing is an activity that is commonplace in maintaining turf. Let’s discuss a few questions that frequently come up when considering this common practice.
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goosegrass Nutsedge and Goosegrass Control on Sports Fields
This time of year, some sports fields are home to a couple of unwanted visitors: nutsedge and goosegrass. 
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Angled view of a large, empty baseball field on a bright, sunny day Midsummer Maintenance
While some baseball and softball fields continue to host tournaments after the end of spring season, many can reduce maintenance practices for the summer. If your field won’t be in use again until fall, you can implement different midsummer maintenance practices. Your goal should be to keep the field in shape and to do so as efficiently as possible.
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sprayer How Bicarbonates and pH Affect Spray Water
The single largest input into our spray tank is the water used to make the application. We often overlook the significance of good water. Sometimes we think, “If it’s good enough to drink, then it's okay for our spray tank.” That may or may not be true!
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grass field 2022 Fall Seed Market Update
The seed harvest for 2022 is in full swing.
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New Co-Branded Line of Exclusive Grass Seed Products
Advanced Turf Solutions and Barenbrug have partnered together to create a line of exclusive grass seed products, including blends coated with XCD.
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Sowing Seeds for the Future: Turfgrass Breeding Impact on Tomorrow’s Seed Needs
By staying in tune with end-user feedback and being aware of environmental pressures, Barenbrug aims to be the preferred partner of today while simultaneously breeding the varieties of the future.
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Where Does My Seed Come From? 
Even though grass seems to grow around us without much effort, developing improved varieties takes time and effort.
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seedlings on grass Factors You SHOULD Consider When Selecting Turfgrass Species for a New Seeding
There are many factors that SHOULD be considered when selecting a turfgrass species for a new seeding. Here is a comprehensive list of factors to consider:
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Relieve Summer Stress on Your Sports Field with These Products
As we advance into the tough summer months, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game. We offer some great options to help battle these harsh conditions.  
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Q2 2022 New Product Announcement Recently Added Products: Summer 2022
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look below at what’s new.
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gravel Interpreting Infield Test Results: Gravel
Infield testing gives you valuable information about the composition of your field. It tells you the percentages of important components—including sand, silt, and clay—and alerts you to unwanted materials in your mix.
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sand-silt-clay Interpreting Infield Test Results: Sand
Understanding infield test results allows you to adjust the composition of your field accordingly. Infield test results include an analysis of silt and clay, which we discussed in a recent blog post. Today, we’ll look at the results pertaining to sand. 
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shovel in bucket on infield How to Collect an Infield Sample
Like soil testing, infield testing gives you valuable information about the makeup of your field. That information will help you identify and correct any problems proactively. The first step of the process is collecting a sample, which is simple when you follow these steps.
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Interpreting Infield Test Results: Silt and Clay
For your infield to perform well, it needs the proper mix of sand, silt, and clay. Any material between 0.05 mm and 0.002 mm in size is considered silt or clay. It’s a good idea to test your infield mix regularly to understand its composition.
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infield edge Using a Sod Cutter to Remove an Infield Lip
When infield material migrates into the edge of the grass, a raised “lip” forms and poses a safety hazard to athletes.
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New Location in Springfield, Missouri
With the recent opening of our fifth facility in Missouri, Advanced Turf Solutions now has 24 locations that serve customers in 15 states.
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Blue Rye Cool Season Why You Shouldn’t Plant Cool-Season Grass in the Summer
Spring and fall are the recommended times to plant cool-season grasses. Why not summer?
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Weed Control on Non-Grass Surfaces
Coming out of winter here in the Midwest, it’s common to see annual broadleaf weed infestation in the non-grass areas on baseball fields. Pests like Poa annua and chickweed grow everywhere from the warning track and infield skin to the bullpen and outdoor batting cages.
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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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Game Day Infield Hydration
From weather conditions like sunlight, wind speed, and humidity to circumstances like budget, level of play, and game timing, numerous factors affect how often you should water your infield. 
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in-flow Wet or Dry!
Whether the weather is too wet or too dry, In-Flow can help manage moisture in your infield profile.
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Show Us Your Edges and Win During #Edgesweek
May 22-May 28, 2022, is Edges Week. Starting on May 22, we are celebrating with a photo contest. The Twitter user who posts a photo of their field’s edges and gets the most votes will win a Yeti Rambler® 30 oz Travel Mug and a Yeti Rambler® 12 oz Colster® Can Insulator. The voting will […]
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How to Repair Batter’s Boxes
Are the batter’s boxes on your field showing wear? Do you know how to repair them? Here are instructions to help.
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Make the Most Out of In-Season Edging
A clean, straight, and safe edge requires no additional money, just a bit of planning and work. Here are some tips to make the most of in-season edging:
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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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baseball field in the rain Preparing Your Infield for a Rain Event
Many coaches and sports field managers have been challenged by Mother Nature this spring and continue to look for solutions to keep games scheduled. Here are a few recommendations to help prepare your infield before it rains.
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